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Best Time To Visit Bhutan

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination

The best time to visit Bhutan is during the spring time i.e from March to May when the weather is pleasant and the valleys become lush green with flowers blooming all over. This is the best time to visit Bhutan for sightseeing and other outdoor activities. October to November is also an ideal time to plan a visit to Bhutan as the days are sunny and you can even find snow at higher elevations. Hence, the best seasons to visit Bhutan is autumn and spring when the temperature is balanced, and the skies are clear.

Here are the details of weather conditions and the best time to visit in Bhutan.

March-May(3°C to 25°C):

The quarter of March to May are the months of the spring season. The weather is usually dry and humid, offering ample scope to explore the surroundings and indulge in trekking. It is also the best time to visit Bhutan in order to attend the Paro Tsechu festival and meet the king of Bhutan.  As thousands of tourists flock here during this period, it is advised to book a travel package in advance.

June - August (24°C to 25°C):

With the month of June, comes the summer season, offering an enticing view of the Himalayan mountains replete with lush green paddy fields. The region remains mostly dry during these months. However, one can experience mild afternoon showers for two or three days. As the place witnesses low influx of visitors on this duration, one can have a more relaxed holiday while enjoying the view of splendid landscapes.

September - November (10°C to 23°C):

Here comes the fall season with the month of September and it extends up to November. And, the weather becomes quite majestic, mildly sunny and chilly, making it one of the best seasons to have a visit here. One can make a visit to Bhutan during this period to attend festivals, like the Black-Necked Crane Festival and enjoy the view of beautiful landscape turning gold.     

December - February (10°C to -5°C):

The period between December and February experiences the winter season. Most of the region remains dry during this period, while the later weeks of January experience mild snowfall.  It is advised to avoid making a visit to Bhutan during this period as heavy snowfall disrupts roads and transportation.

Famous Festivals Celebrated in Bhutan

Thimphu Tshechu Festival: Thimphu Tshechu Festival is the most popular festival that is celebrated in Bhutan every year from 7th Oct to 9th Oct. During this festival al the local people dressed in colorful attires take part in the festivities. A lot of cultural events are held during this time along with masked dance performance.

Jambay Lhakhang Drup: This is another iconic festival celebrated in Bhutan where cultural dances are performed along with famous fire dance for celebrating the foundation of Jambay Lhakhang Monastery. Dance of Treasure is the highlight of this festival which is said to bless a woman who is not able to give birth to a child.

Punakha Drubchen: This one is one of the most iconic Bhutan festivals which is celebrated in the month of either February or March. It is a 3 to 4 days festivity in which the scenes and moments from the battle of the Tibetan Army which was held in the 17th century are recreated. The festival celebrates the victory of the villagers over the Tibetan army.

Let’s have a look at our classification of different seasons to help you choose the best season to visit Bhutan.


Climate in Bhutan

Summer Season in Bhutan

The summer months are June, July, and August. It is the best time to visit Bhutan as these months are the warmest and sunniest, excellent for all the outdoor activities and sightseeing.


Monsoon Season in Bhutan

Though, during the months of June to August, there might be mild showers in the afternoon; but the regions of Bhutan do not experience the monsoon season as such, for the rain fall very rarely.  


Winter Season in Bhutan

The winter months (December to February) are impossible to survive properly up in the north if you are coming from a warm climate zone. It keeps getting colder in January and February till the season of spring finally arrives.


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    One should wear comfortable clothes as per the weather along with comfortable sports shoes.

    People in Bhutan eat dishes like ema datshi, red rice, maru (spicy chicken), phaksha paa (pork with red chilies), Bhutanese butter tea, and ara which is a traditional alcoholic beverage.

    Spring and autumn seasons are best for visiting Bhutan. Try to make the trip between March-May or September-November.

    Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Bagdogra airports have direct flights to Paro in Bhutan.

     

     

     

     

    Indians do not need a visa to enter Bhutan. Traveling in Phuentsholing area is open for any Indian upon producing authentic ID card. However, to travel the rest of the country, permission is needed which can be retrieved by any agency for the same.

     

    The main currency of Bhutan is Ngultrum. But Indian currency is accepted all over Bhutan except the new 500 and 2000 notes.

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