When is the best Time To Visit Bhutan?

When is the best Time To Visit Bhutan?

Bhutan is one of the best destinations in the world that’s on many travelers’ bucket lists. If you are planning to travel to Bhutan then you must know the best time or season to visit Bhutan. If you are really looking for the right answer to “when to travel to Bhutan?” then you are reading the right information. We hope this will be helpful for your Bhutan travel plan.

Generally, Bhutan has four seasons like in most of the countries spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Due to the vast variations in altitude, as well as the influence of the southwest and northeast monsoons from India, Climate in Bhutan is particularly diverse.

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Climate and Temperature of spring in Bhutan:


S.No  Month  Max Average Temperature  Min Average Temperature
 1  March  +15 °C (60 °F)  +2.5 °C (37 °F) 
2  April  +18 °C (65 °F)  +6 °C (43 °F)
 3  May  +20 °C (68 °F)  +9.5 °C (49 °F)


Climate and Temperature of summer in Bhutan:


S.No  Month Max Average Temperature   Min Average Temperature
 1  June +21 °C (70 °F)   +13 °C (55 °F) 
July  +22 °C (71 °F)  +14 °C (57 °F) 
August  +21 °C (70 °F)  +13 °C (56 °F)


Climate and Temperature of autumn in Bhutan:


S.No  Month  Max Average Temperature  Min Average Temperature
 1  September  +21 °C (69 °F)  +12 °C (54 °F) 
October  +19 °C (66 °F) +7 °C (44 °F) 
 3  November  +15 °C (59 °F)  +1.5 °C (35 °F)


Climate and Temperature of winter in Bhutan:


S.No  Month  Max Average Temperature  Min Average Temperature
 1  December  +12 °C (54 °F)  -2 °C (29 °F)
 2  January  +11 °C (51 °F)  -3 °C (27 °F)
 3  February  +12 °C (54 °F)  -1 °C (31 °F)


BhutanTourist Seasons:

Besides the normal season, the Bhutan Tourism council has classified seasons into two types based on the flow of tourists in Bhutan namely High Season and Low Season. The government of Bhutan has set the minimum price which is known as the “Minimum Daily Package" to protect and conserve the environment which is fixed. The price includes all transportation, meals, accommodations, guides and porters, and cultural programs. The Price depends on the season in which you are traveling.

High Season in Bhutan – (March, April, May, September, October, and November).

Spring and October are peak seasons in Bhutan where tour operators and other service providers like hotels, restaurants, café, and tourist sites are busy. The weather in spring is dry and pleasant which is ideal for outdoor activities like hiking, rafting, and kayaking in Bhutan. Autumn is also suitable to weather to travel in Bhutan as the monsoon ends by early august and the temperature becomes moderate. Thus, many travelers travel to Bhutan during the high season.

"Minimum Daily Package" prices for High Season per Person for Bhutan Tour.


S.No  Duration  Number of People  Price Per  Cost 
Per Day  For a group of three or more people  1 Person  $250
 2  Per Day  For a group of two people  1 Person  $280 
3  Per Day  For single individuals 1 Person   $290


Low Season in Bhutan – (January, February, June, July, and August).

Summer and winter of June through August and December through February is low season in Bhutan. Summer is well known for the monsoon season in Bhutan. However, like in many high elevation countries in Asia, the monsoon rains usually come in the late afternoon and early evening. So, day tours in cities are still possible. Winter is the coldest time of the year in Bhutan, especially in the high mountain regions. However, the pleasant and clear weather makes the valleys and town to visit. Even snow-capped mountain views can be seen in the best way. During the winter travelers can see the number of black naked cranes that roost in the lower regions of Bhutan especially Phobjikha valley.

"Minimum Daily Package" prices for Low Season per Person for Bhutan Tour.


S.No  Duration  Number of People  Price Per  Cost 
1 Per Day For a group of three or more people   1 Person $200
  2  Per Day  For a group of two people  1 Person  $230 
Per Day  For single individuals  1 Person  $240


Visit Bhutan during Popular Events and Festivals:

Although autumn and spring season is considered as high season in Bhutan some of the travelers want to avoid crowds and experience in different seasons. Bhutan’s fascinating festival events are lured by many visitors. Tsechu is celebrated in different Dzongs or fortresses and monasteries in various months depending on the Bhutanese calendar. Each Tsechu festival has a special meaning behind it and people watch the mask dances at least once in their lifetime to get rid of sins.

Following are the events and festivals celebrate in Bhutan:


Festival/Event  Season  Month  Location
 Punakha Tshechu  Spring  February or March  Punakha Dzong 
Paro Tshechu  Spring  April Rinpung Dzong 
 Gomphu Kora  Spring  April  In Major Landmarks
 Ura Yakchoe  Spring April or May  Ura Valley of Bumthang 
 Kurjey Tshechu  Summer  July  Kurjey Lhakhang
 Haa  Festival  Summer  July  Haa Valley 
Thimphu Tshechu 
Autumn  September or October 
Tashicho Dzong
 Wangdue Tshechu
 Autumn  September or October 
Wangdue Phodrang
 Tamshing Phala Choetpa
Autumn   September 
Tamzhing Lhakhang
 Jambay Tshechu 
Autumn  November
 Jambay Lhakhang 
Druk Wangyal Tshechu 
Winter  December 
Trongsa Tshechu 
Winter  January 
Trongsa Dzong
 Nomad Festival  Winter  
February Bumthang

The Tourism Council of Bhutan has a handy extensive event calendar on their website.

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