Best Time to Travel to Bhutan

Best Times to Travel

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Bhutan is known as a nation that has a season for all. Individuals of each locale love its atmosphere. Every season has a different story to say and after spending a year in Bhutan one can without a doubt say that he/she have lived in different countries. According to many people, in Bhutan one can see diverse seasons distinctive times. Other than the dazzling natural view, the persisting picture of the nation for most guests is the solid feeling of society and convention that ties the kingdom and plainly recognizes it from its bigger neighbors.

Every season has its own significance and importance. See underneath:

Spring Season

Among all the season, this is one such season that is the most loved of all voyagers. Every one of the sightseers adoration likes to visit Bhutan in the season. If you are a nature beau and an enthusiastic about watching widely varied vegetation, you must visit Bhutan in this season. In this season, a standout amongst the most incident and devout celebrations happens i.e. Paro Tshechu. In this festival, you will get the opportunity to meet the majestic king of Bhutan too.

Months to Visit March, April, May
Festivals in the Season
  • Paro tshechu
  • Gomkara
  • Bumthang Ura Yakchoe

Summer

If you do not like to visit in the high swarmed seasons like Fall then, this may be the best’s one season for you. You must visit Bhutan in this season as this is the best to travel and investigate the entire Bhutan without any hassle; you can calmly explore the natural beauty of Bhutan. In addition, you can enjoy the dynamic green icing and prospering paddy field in the background of bright blue sky.

Months to Visit June, July, August
Festivals
  • Nimalung Tshechu
  • Kurjey Tshechu
  • Haa
Temperature Pleasant Temperature with less heat and humidity

Fall

Fall is known as a customary season of Bhutan. This is one such season where various the celebration happens. Besides, on the off chance is you are a trekker than this may be the best season for you as you can appreciate the unmistakable perspective of the mountain.

Months to visit

September, October, November

Festivals

  • Thimphu Drubchen
  • Thimphu Tshechu
  • Wangdue Tshechu
  • Bumthang Thangbi Man
  • Bumthang Jambhay Lhakhang
  • Drup Bumthang Prakhar Tshech

Winter
Winter is the time when you can catch the Black-Necked cranes. Consider going by toward the end of January as the temperature won’t be much low amid that period. Also, if you want to witness snow falling then, plan an outing in January or February as then you may get the opportunity to experience a snowy day at anytime.

Month to visit

December, January, February

Festivals

  • Trongsa Tshechu
  • Punakha Domchoe
  • Punakha Tshechu

Monsoon

Extreme weather and heavy snowfall

Bhutan welcomes you with beautiful sunshines and warm pleasant days in winters however the night on the same day can be about  -5 to -6 degree Celsius. The south part of Bhutan attracts more tourists during winters who spend their time admiring the beautiful landscape and bird watching. Also, the bicycle trips along the luxuriously green hillside is ideal alongside winter also favors trekking in the southern Bhutan.

After the lovely summer comes the monsoon. It is a weather that tourist must not miss in Bhutan. In the central and western Bhutan which is more settled compare to other parts of the country. People who visit Bhutan in summers enjoy pleasant temperatures without humidity or heat. There is little drizzle on a daily basis. Trekking in high mountain areas of the north is also possible during monsoon.

Autumn is the season where Bhutan witness maximum number of tourists. tshechus (the festival of religious dances) is performed in the months of September and October. Trekkers are also grateful to witness a better view of the Great Himalayan mountain range in the month of October.

The temperature in the Alpine regions is quite pleasant as well. Bhutan witness rain during May as the start of the coming monsoon to the Indian Subcontinent.

Vegetation and Temperatures in the central and southern parts of Bhutan with low altitudes of 2000-3000 metres are similar to that of Europe. The are is completely covered with vegetation and there are properly planted trees alongside the entire road. However, this area rarely see snow in the winters but  precipitation is common during winters.

Bhutan a landlocked kingdom between India and Tibet has something in stored for everyone. You can not decide a particular season to visit this beautiful country. It has various different seasons and climatic zones. The landscape also varies greatly. Bhutan has the towering himalayan glaciers in the North while sub-tropical jungles in the southern part of the country. The central and eastern part is mainly plateaus of moderate height of around 2000 meters.

You can go for trekking in the moderate altitudes during spring. In summers you might not want to miss the grand rhododendron forests growth, river rafting and visiting monasteries. Paro, the city with an international airport and close to national capital Thimphu that holds Paro tshechu one of the largest monastic festival.

The northern trekking routes with mountains and snow are closed in the winters. It is not advisable to visit these regions for trekking during winters. If you are lucky enough you might be able to spot the extremely pretty yet endangered Black-necked cranes. The high valleys of Phobjika (in central Bhutan) and Bumdeling (in eastern Bhutan) are known to be their home for the winters.


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KH Zaman
Buffalo, New York



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