Best Time to Visit Bhutan
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Best Time To Visit Bhutan
Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination
The climate of Bhutan varies depending on the altitude of the plane. The southern part of the country, bordering with India, has typical Terai climate with warm summers and cool winters, and heavy rainfalls in the monsoon. But, as one goes to north, the altitude goes up. In the northern-most parts of Bhutan, most of the peaks replete with heavy mountain foggy clouds. So, while weather conditions in Bhutan are temperate in the southern lands, up north, it is almost arctic and frozen. 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:
The quarter of March to May are the months of spring season. The temperature keeps varying during this period, while ranging from 3 degree to 25 degree celsius. The weather is usually dry and humid, offering ample of scope to explore the surroundings and indulge in trekking. It is also the best time to visit Bhutan in order to attend 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:
With the month of June, comes the summer season, offering an enticing view of the Himalayan mountains replete with lush green paddy fields. The temperature during this period ranges in between 24 and 25 degree celsius. The region remains mostly dry during these months. However, one can experience mild afternoon showers 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:
Here comes the fall season with the month of September and it extends up to November. The temperature of Bhutan during this time ranges in between 10 degree and 23 degree celsius. 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 Black-Necked Crane Festival and enjoy the view of beautiful landscape turning gold.
December - February:
The period between December and February experiences the winter season with temperature ranging in between 10 degree and minus 5 degree celsius. 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.
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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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.
There are buses from Kolkata to Thimphu and from Siliguri bus station, NJP station or Bagdogra station to Phuentsholing border.
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