The best time to visit Bhutan is autumn, from late September to end November. Winter is excellent for birding in the South as well as rafting. From December to February, there is often snow in the higher regions and occasional snow in else where. Spring, from March to May, is recognized as the second best time to visit for trekking. June to August marks the monsoons. A major factor in choosing the best time to visit Bhutan, while overriding weather patterns is the festival schedule. They offer a first-hand glimpse of Bhutanese life and provide an opportunity to see the inside of the great dzongs.
The best time for Bhutan tours according to season:
- Main season: February – May, October – November
- Low season: December – January, September
Find out when religious celebrations are celebrated. During the festivities you can enjoy authentic insights into the local life, and the Buddhist dzongs (monastic castles).
Best time to visit Bhutan
Bhutan truly is ‘the Last Shangri-La’, an absolute treat even for the most passionate globe-trotters, with its pristine and mighty mountain landscapes, lush green valleys, sacred monasteries, prayer flags, all this and a lot more. For sure, this ‘Druk Yul’ or ‘Land of the Peaceful Thunder Dragon’ is no ordinary place! Bhutan is a colorful kaleidoscope with its festivals, dzongs, monasteries and natural landscapes, where its development is measured by its Gross National Happiness. Come descend into a happy realm!
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