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Best Time to Visit Bhutan

Best time to be in Bhutan is invariably March, April and May months of the year. The spring and autumn season not only offers very good climate conditions but also some of the best festivals are carried out in these months. These are the best times to go for trekking and to view Himalayas with Sun shining brightly and clouds playing with them.

March, April and May

These are the months when trekking begins, rhododendron forests bloom and rafting begins. Since rains show up only in the mid of May, it’s a pleasant stay here in these months. One can enjoy Paro Tshechu Festival (largest monastic festival) (31st March – 4th April 2016) and Bhuthang Ura Yakchoe Festival (30th April – 4th May 2016) in these months.

June, July and August

Summers are cool here in a way as there is so sweat and no moisture. So, inspite of moderate temperatures, it’s good to be here in months of June, July and August. In fact it’s the best time if one is looking ofr going on trekking. Snowmen trek, Edelwesis and Poppy lands are good to walk in here in summers. Enjoy Haa Summer Festival which is organized in June – July every year taking place for 2 days.

September, October and November

These three months of Bhutan see the highest number of festivals than in any month of the year. Clear sky, low rainfall, rice harvest are some of the things which one can expect in these months.

Festivals include the famous ones including
  • Thimphu Drubchen
  • Thimphu Tshechu
  • Bumthang Thangbi Mani
  • Bumthang Jambay Lhakhang Drup
  • Bumthang Prakhar Tshechu

December, January and February

These three months are best for bird watching, bycycle trekking and slow trekking. One can also enjoy Trongsa Tshechu (21st December – 23rd 2015), Punakha Domchoe (15th – 19th February 2016) and Punakha Tshechu (20 – 22nd February 2016).

*Festival dates are liable to change but not the months.

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