Best Time to Visit Bhutan

  • Feb 5, 2023
  • Jyoti Karki


This small, mountainous nation is famed for its unspoiled scenery, preserved Tibetan Buddhist cultural landmarks, first-rate accommodations, and breathtaking hikes. Bhutan is one of the lucky countries that can see seasonal fluctuations. Bhutan is a fantastic destination to visit all year round because it offers distinct summer, winter, spring, and fall seasons. Bhutan is a fantastic destination all year round and, depending on the time of year, offers visitors something unique. Bhutan has a variety of terrains and landscapes, and its climate varies accordingly, despite the nation being mostly known for its tall peaks. For example, there are lush subtropical plains in the south where the humid jungle climate is similar to that of India during the course of the year at altitudes as low as 200 feet.

The greatest time to visit Bhutan is in the spring when the flower-filled valleys are at their most vibrant. In its festivities and festivals, in the clear skies and panoramic vistas of the Himalayan peaks, in the abundant flora and fauna of the Himalayas, or in the simply breathtaking snowfall. Bhutan ensures that you have a great time surrounded by nature and all of its beautiful byproducts and that you go home with a memory you will treasure for the rest of your life. June to August is thought of as the low season because of the rains, making trekking less possible.

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Summer Season in Bhutan (June, July, & August)

Summer officially begins in June and lasts through August. The summer season is always followed by the monsoon. At this time of year, the majority of the nation has wet weather. Traveling to Bhutan at this time of year is not a bad idea. While marveling at the amazing showers and washed-out mountains, you can take in a lovely view of the monsoon's lush green paddy fields and surroundings.

Visitors can see some sort of festivity in addition to the natural beauty. The Haa Summer Festival is held in Bhutan's Haa Valley. This festival takes place in mid-July. It respects the Bhutanese people's traditional, nomadic way of life. In the picturesque Haa Valley, you may see the intriguing nomadic culture of the Bhutanese tribes. You are welcome to participate in games like yak riding or in ethnic dances.

Spring Season in Bhutan (March, April, & May)

The spring season, specifically from March to May, is one of the best times to visit Bhutan since the weather is mild, the valleys become a wonderful shade of green, and flowers bloom everywhere. Bhutan is best visited at this time of year for sightseeing and other outdoor activities. In Bhutan, springtime weather can occasionally be unpredictable. Throughout this season, a lot of religious and trekking-related events are held.

As the flowers bloom, the lowlands become more alive. Whether it be through its celebrations or festivals, the sunny days and views of the Himalayan peaks, the plethora of Himalayan flora and wildlife, or simply the mesmerizing snowfall. Bhutan guarantees that while you're there, you'll enjoy being in touch with nature and all of its lovely byproducts and that you'll return home with memories you'll cherish for the rest of your life. Bring a camera, hat, stylish sunglasses, and lightweight clothing whenever you can to capture Bhutan's amazing natural splendor.

Fall/Autumn Season in Bhutan (September, October, & November)

For travelers, hikers, enthusiastic visitors, and photographers, autumn is the best season to visit Bhutan. The weather is good, and the skies are clear and blue. Autumn is Bhutan's busiest tourism season as tourists swarm there to take in the magnificent scenery. During this period, travelers can trek to Jhomolhari, Dagala, and Druk Path, among many other locations. The greatest approach to discovering the natural wonders of the Land of the Thunder Dragon is through trekking over various terrains and routes. Throughout the autumn, the weather and climate are wonderful in every region of the nation.

In addition to all the beauty of nature, The Black-Ncek Crane Festival takes place in mid-November, and the harvest season in Bhutan also begins in the fall if you happen to be in this lovely valley, Phobjikha Valley, known as the nation's loveliest spot. The Bumthang area of Bhutan has four valleys (Chokhor, Chhume, Ura, and Tang). The valleys will make you feel inebriated with their buckwheat farms, rice fields, and fruit orchards.

Winter Season in Bhutan (December, January, & February)

Winter officially begins in late November and lasts until the beginning of March. Spots of frost can be observed all around the country, while locations above 3,000 meters are expected to experience heavy snowfall. Due to the horrific sounds made by gale-force winds that roar through the highest mountain passes in the winter, Bhutan is known as the "Land of the Thunder Dragon." It's possible that more remote monasteries, temples, and villages will get cut off, making it difficult to travel on the roadways, particularly in the east of the nation. High mountain passes see near-freezing temperatures, although the central highlands and further south will be much warmer and still suitable for hiking.

Even though the weather is typically pleasant in Bhutan, the winters are frequently below zero. Although conditions are frequently significantly milder towards the south and east, Paro's west side can see temperatures as low as -6°C in January. However, one of the nicest things a visitor can do if they love snow is to experience Bhutan's snowy beauty in the winter.

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Jyoti Karki

Jyoti Karki

Jyoti Karki is an expert travel blogger. She has been writing blogs for a long time. Along with writing about diverse locations. She personally travels to many different places, went hiking and trekking in Nepal, and has also visited several areas of India and enjoys writing on her blogs about them.