Best time to visit Bhutan. Bhutan is a small country with varying elevation and climate. The south part of Bhutan is the low-lying foothills of the Himalayas and the elevation is about 300 meters while the north rises to above 6000 meters. Because of the difference in the altitude Bhutan experiences varying temperatures. The southern parts of Bhutan experiences scorching summer and cool winter while the central and north parts of Bhutan have cool summer and chilly winter.
The Climatic condition is one major factor determining the inflow of tourist arrival in the kingdom. The other factors could be regional holidays coinciding with the good time when unique things like the festivals which draws large number of people. So, the best time to visit Bhutan could vary from person to person depending on what one is interested in.
The best time to visit Bhutan actually is all year round depending on what activities one would prefer.
Based on weather and festivals the best time most people visit Bhutan is from March to May and from September to November. These months the weather is cool and dry. These are the months when there are several festivals around the kingdom. Since most people visit Bhutan for its uniqueness, festivals are treat to people who like to experience something not seen anywhere in the world. Especially during the months of March, April and May one will be lucky to wild flowers in blossom and will be lucky to see clear blue skies. From some mountain passes you can see the surrounding mountain ranges. Spring has a special beauty when the mountains are slowly changing from golden to green.
The months of March, April and May are especially good time for nature lovers as the mountains are covered with wild flowers and different bird species. Rhododendron and Magnolias are found in abundant in most mountains passes. Bhutan has over 36 different species of Rhododendrons and over 300 species of birds.
These months are good for trekking too. Trekking in the Himalayas is all-together a different experience. Our treks are virgin and take you through beautiful valley and mountains. We organize treks for all group size and we have different treks ranging from few days to few weeks. Summer months especially spring and fall is good time for trekking in Bhutan because the temperature is moderate. Winter is too cold for trekking and the route is blocked by snow. But we do have short winter treks in warmer regions of Bhutan. These are easy trek and spanning about two to three days.
For those interested in agricultural tours June, July and August will be an ideal time to visit Bhutan as the summer is in full swing and agricultural produce are in plenty.
The months of June, July and August is bit wet because of the monsoon rain but it doesn’t rain continuously in Bhutan. We have light showers in central Bhutan where most tourism activities are concentrated. But these months are ideal for people from lowland areas to experience the cool temperature and do sightseeing around Bhutan. We offer good amount of discount these months.
Winter sets in Bhutan from December and continues till the end of February. These months are pretty cold during the mornings and evenings but the daytime temperature is warm. With clear blue skies and warm temperature it’s a good time to relax and spend a good time in Bhutan. Winter has a different charm of it’s own. There is lesser number of tourists so you are at your will to choose your own day program. You might be the only people staying in some hotels during this time.
For you to have a better idea about visiting Bhutan and to know the best time to visit Bhutan depending on your tentative travel dates you can contact us. Based on your available dates we will check the best option for you. We will give you information on the various festivals, if available during your visit and the best hotels you can stay in. We will try to make your stay as memorable as possible with various options for you. You can embark on a journey of adventure or plan a relaxed holiday with us. Our experienced team will guide you and show you the best of Bhutan. We are always at your service and we will accept you as our guest in Bhutan. So, write to us to check about the best time to visit Bhutan depending on your holiday plans.