Bhutan - When To Visit

When to visit Bhutan
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  • aug
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  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Peak season is from March to May (spring) and September to November (fall). The weather is ideal in spring and fall. Accommodation options can be limited. Himalayan views are best in October, while rhododendron blooms peak in March and April. From December to February the weather is still pleasant, though it can be cold in December and January. From June to August, monsoon rains and leeches put an end to most treks, although high-altitude flowers are at their peak.

Ideas by month (click on a month)

  • Punakha Domchoe

    Punakha Dromchoe is a five day long festival dedicated to the goddess Mahakala. The religious aspects are performed in the...

  • Paro Tsechu

    At the Paro Tsechu Festival locals come from neighbouring communities to participate in this spectacular event. The first day usually...

  • Punakha Domchoe

    Punakha Dromchoe is a five day long festival dedicated to the goddess Mahakala. The religious aspects are performed in the...

  • Talo Festival

    The three-day Talo Tshechu is well known for its maskdances and the atsara dances. An equally popular attraction, which has...

  • Tharpaling Thongdrol

    Tharpaling Thongdrol festival is held annually at Tharpaling Monastery. Tharpaling festival is mainly a display of the giant thongdrol (appliqué...

  • Paro Tsechu

    At the Paro Tsechu Festival locals come from neighbouring communities to participate in this spectacular event. The first day usually...

  • Ura Yakchoe Festival

    This annual festival held in Ura in Bumthang is known for its famous dance called the “Ura Yakchoe”. A sacred...

  • Domkhar Festival

    The Domkhar festival (Tshechu) is one of the most popular festivals among the locals in Bumthang. It marks the birthday...

  • Kurjey Lhakhang Festival

    Brave the monsoons to attend the Kurjey festival (Tshechu), which coincides with the birth anniversary of Guru Rinpoche. Different kinds...

  • Nimalung Tredlaw

    This festival takes place at the Nimalung temple (Lhakhang), located in the stunning valley of Chumey in Bumthang. The main...

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