Go further afield on this two week in-depth holiday covering the valleys and iconic sites of this wonderful Kingdom.
When to visit (Quick Summary)
Late Sept/Oct to November
March and May
May to mid Sept
March to May
All year round although most popular ones in October (main towns/cities)
January - February
This is the coldest time to visit Bhutan, with temperatures across the country frequently dipping below zero. Anywhere above 3,000 metres is likely to see substantial snow and strong winds, making trekking in the highlands untenable. Occasionally, remote regions may be cut off due to extreme conditions. However, the central and southern region will be warmer and still accessible for hiking.
March - April
Widely considered one of the best times to travel, spring sees pleasant temperatures and mostly clear skies, which means the incredible landscapes are at their best. Rainfall and humidity are low at this time. This is also the famous rhododendron season and it is a great time to go trekking.
May - June
Bhutan's long summer begins at the start of May and sees increased humidity and rainfall. But before the arrival of the monsoon in late June, this can still be a good time to visit, with warmer temperatures throughout the country and shoulder-season rates.
July - August
July is the warmest month in Bhutan, with temperates in the east reaching up to 31.5°C. The Indian monsoon is generally in full swing by this time, with rainfall at its peak. While trekking conditions are not ideal, you could still do some sightseeing and pamper yourself in a spa (and certainly snap up some excellent hotel deals).
September - October
Autumn comes in late September and sees the start of another peak season, with October being the most popular month to travel. The weather tends to be bright and crisp at this time of year so you can expect spectacular views and great trekking conditions. Temperatures reach around 25°C, but it gets cooler in the evenings and at higher altitudes.
November - December
Winter begins and temperatures will start to dip again, especially in Paro. November is the best time to see the famous black-necked crane - an excellent reason to visit, but be sure to book well in advance. Despite the crisp temperature, we think early December can be an excellent time to visit: skies are mostly clear and blue, trekking conditions are fantastic and you can take advantage of low season rates too.
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