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Best time to visit Bhutan

Best time to visit Bhutan

When is the best Time to Visit Bhutan?

Even though Bhutan is a year-round destination, climate is certainly a consideration when planning your journey, especially if you are trekking. However, Bhutan’s altitude range, from subtropical valleys to alpine peaks, and its busy festival calendar means you can visit Bhutan at any time of the year to explore its attractions and witness the colorful festivals.

Bhutan has all four season. Every season has its own charm and beauty due to the country’s rich biodiversity and rich cultural heritage. Generally, for one particular season, the weather in Bhutan will be almost same in all the touristic districts. Only the temperature may differ little bit from place to place.


1. Spring (March, April & May) Recommended!!!

Spring in Bhutan is one of the best season to visit and explore the season of blossoms and flowerings. You can see all the fruit trees bearing its beautiful flowers, especially the peach blossoms and Rhododendron flowers are very popular. Besides your daily tour, blossoms are the highlight of the season. Weather at this time is most suitable with no rain or chilly mornings. Temperature ranges from minimum of 4.6 Celsius to Maximum of 22.9 Celsius.

2. Autumn (September, October & November) Recommended!!!

At this time of year, local peoples prepare to harvest their crops, especially paddy. As soon as your flight approach toward Paro Airport, you can see the whole Paro Valley turned into golden pasture land making it the most stunning scenery. The season is also full of festivals where thousands of local folks come to witness and attend making it very grand. Temperature ranges from minimum of 11 Celsius to Maximum of 27 Celsius.

3. Winter and Summer (Jan, Feb, June, July, August & December)

From late November until March, winter sets in, with frost throughout much of the country and snowfall common above elevations of 3,000 meters. However, it’s also a great season for those who love snow and chill weather. Summer is green and fresh, however it’s also a monsoon time. Temperature in winter ranges from minimum of – 1.7 Celsius to Maximum of 17.9 Celsius and in summer minimum 14 Celsius to Maximum of 30 Celsius.

MONTH PARO THIMPHU PUNAKHA TRONGSA BUMTHANG MONGAR TRASHIGANG
JANUARY 9.4 / -5.8°C 12.3 / -2.6°C 17 / 4.3°C 13 / -0.2°C 10.8 / -5.1°C 15.5 / 8.2°C 20.4 / 10.5°C
FEBRUARY 13 / 1.5°C 14.4 / 0.6°C 19 / 7.8°C 13.9 / 0.4°C 10 / -1.4°C 15.9 / 8.3°C 21.7 / 11.5
MARCH 14.5 / 0.6°C 16.6 / 3.9°C 22.8 / 10.4°C 16.7 / 4.4°C 16.2 / 3.5°C 20 / 11.6°C 24.8 / 14.4°C
APRIL 17.6 / 4.6°C 20 / 7.1°C 26.2 / 12.9 20.1 / 6.6°C 18.7 / 3.9°C 22.8 / 14°C 28.3 / 17°C
MAY 23.5 / 10.6°C 22.5 / 13.1°C 29.1 / 17.7°C 21 / 11.6°C 21.3 / 9.5°C 25.1 / 17.4°C 30 / 22.6°C
JUNE 25.4 / 14.1°C 24.4 / 15.2°C 29.2 / 20.1°C 22.2 / 13.6°C 22.5 / 13.5°C 26.1 / 19.5°C 30.7 / 22.6°C
JULY 26.8 / 14.9°C 25.9 / 15.6°C 30.4 / 20.5°C 25.3 / 15.3°C 24.1 / 13.6°C 27.1 / 19.8°C 31.5 / 23.1°C
AUGUST 25.3 / 14.7°C 25 / 15.8°C 29.1 / 20°C 23.8 / 15°C 23 / 13.7°C 25.4 / 19.6°C 30.2 / 22.7°C
SEPTEMBER 23.4 / 11.7°C 23.1 / 15°C 27.5 / 19.1°C 22.6 / 14.2°C 21.6 / 12.1°C 24.7 / 19.4°C 30 / 21.9°C
OCTOBER 18.7 / 7.4°C 21.9 / 10.4°C 26.1 / 14.7°C 21.8 / 11.7°C 19.5 / 5.9°C 22.7 / 15.8°C 29.1 / 17.7°C
NOVEMBER 13.9 / 1.4°C 17.9 / 5°C 22.6 / 9.6°C 19.8 / 6.4°C 16.1 / -0.5°C 19.9 / 11.2°C 26.1 / 13.6°C
DECEMBER 11.2 / -1.7°C 14.5 / -1.1°C 19.1 / 6.3°C 18.2 / 2.5°C 12.3 / -2.3°C 17.7 / 9.5°C 23 / 11.6°C

ADVENTURE

While on your visit to Bhutan, we can organize the following activities according to your interest which are mostly an amazing experience for you all.

1. DIY Bhutanese Traditional Dish- Ema Datshi (Chili & Cheese)

Ema Datshi is the signature of Bhutanese dish. A mix of chili and cheese with onion and tomato makes the spiciest food that Bhutanese eat. Chili in Bhutan is used as vegetable rather than spice. So, experience your hand on a Bhutanese dish with organic veggies in an Authentic Bhutanese Home.

2. Playing Archery

Archery, or “Da” as it’s called in Dzongkha (the official language of Bhutan), became Bhutan’s national sport in 1971. In that year, Bhutan also became a member of the United Nations. For this small country, nestled between India and China, archery dates back far beyond the sport’s official recognition. It is deeply entrenched within the fabric of Bhutanese culture. Today, royals and locals alike compete in archery festivals and tournaments. You can try your hand on this game.

3. River Rafting

The crystal-clear rivers of Bhutan are one of the kingdom’s best kept open secrets. Fed by the glacial-melt of the Eastern Himalayas, these rivers has scouted for kayaking and rafting. The pristine natural setting and the sheer variety of the rivers’ courses provides a unique opportunity to explore Bhutan’s beautiful wilderness. Adventurous travelers will not be disappointed by the rugged,

untamed waterways of Bhutan. The rivers are plentiful with strong currents varyingbetween slow, gentle flows in some places and powerful, raging torrents can be found throughout the country.

4. Picnicking

Owing to its rich natural beauty and clean running rivers, most favorable weather andfresh air, many Bhutanese families love to go for picnic with families and friends. It’sbeen a trend now that even the foreigners visiting Bhutan love to do this.

5. Trekking

Trekking in Bhutan is the best way to experience its well-conserved pristine naturalenvironment. Trail meanders through green meadows where hairy yaks graze; elusiveblue sheep and takins gallop on mountain slopes and tall rhododendron trees bursting with pink and red flowers adorn the valleys and mountain tops. You will also pass through villages of nomadic yak herders and be captivated by their closet rustic lifestyle. Explore what truly sets Bhutan apart from anywhere else and discover one of the most remote kingdoms on earth. Pristine mountain lakes, imposing glaciers and some of the world’s most endangered species await you in the mountainous amphitheater of the Himalayas.

Bhutan, The Land of Thunder Dragon

Bhutan is a tiny Kingdom nestled in the Himalayas between its powerful neighbors, India and China. With a total area of 38,394sq.km, the country’s landscape ranges from subtropical plains in the south to the sub Himalayan Mountains in the north, where there are peaks in excess of 7,000 meters (23,000 ft.). Almost completely cut off for centuries, it has tried to let in some aspects of the outside world while fiercely guarding its ancient traditions. Bhutan began to open up to outsiders only in the 1970s.The Wangchuck hereditary monarchy has wielded power since 1907. With little over seven hundred thousand population, beautiful and largely unspoiled Himalayan setting, rich flora and fauna and its vibrant Buddhist culture, Bhutan has become an increasingly popular travel destination for international tourists. Tourism in Bhutan began in 1974 in an effort to raise revenue and to promote the country’s unique culture and traditions to the outside world, opened its isolated country to foreigners. Despite being open to foreigners, the government is acutely aware of the environmental impact tourists can have on Bhutan’s unique and virtually unspoiled landscape and culture. Therefore, the policy of “High Value, low Impact” was adopted to restrict the level of tourist activity from the start, preferring higher quality tourism.

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