Best time to visit Bhutan.
The Best time to visit Bhutan is during the spring months (March, April and May) and autumn months (September, October and November). Considered peak seasons, spring and autumn in Bhutan means colorful flower blossoms, crisp air and bright sun, blue skies and cultural festivals. Bhutan is a four season country. And weather greatly determines how and where you visit in Bhutan and what you get too see as you visit Bhutan.
Visit to Bhutan in March, April or May – Spring:
March, April & May months are best for visit to Bhutan. There is a riot of colors, of resilient greenery and vast blue skies. These months also feature colorful cultural festivals. You could go on short day hikes or just wander around soaking in the many beauties of the land. These spring months lift your spirits and if you’re seeking some insights into the Buddhist way of life, you will possibly want a reflective moment or two.
Visiting Bhutan in June, July and August – Summer:
It brings monsoon showers and is less predictable for long travel in Bhutan. Days remain bright but could suddenly give way to light showers. Sometimes, a late monsoon may spare the month of June from showers which would mean a great time to visit Bhutan. Moreover, these months fall inside the non peak season, which means your daily tariff is USD 200 only. You could take a chance for day hikes in the warm weather.
Bhutan visit in September, October and November – Autumn:
Autumn (September, October and November) is the best season for Bhutan visit. It is the much sought after peak season spell for visitors wanting to explore Bhutan’s hinterlands. To trek further up into the Himalayas or hike across its easy but undulated trails. The season has many magical cultural festivals in each calendar year. From religious mask dance festivals to traditional folk culture, the country becomes a great cultural bazaar. If you are a photographer, then visit to Bhutan is a must.
Visit to Bhutan in December, January and February – Winter:
The weather is not harsh in Bhutan. The cold is beatable, the days sunny and the countryside a little quiet. The high mountain passes receive a good amount of snowfall, but the lower altitudes remain fairly navigable. This means no trekking in the highlands, but you could go for short day hikes. You could visit most cultural sites and interact with the locals for a deeper understanding of their lives and culture. You could also travel to the beautiful Phobjikha valley to see the elegant Black Necked Cranes in their roosting grounds. These migratory, endangered birds fly into Bhutan from the great Tibetan Plateau for three months in winter. Again, the daily tariff is USD 200.
We recommend careful planning on visiting Bhutan which depends on what aspect of the country you are interested to see or experience. We will curate your Bhutan travel itinerary in close consultation with you as we value your time and money.