The best time to visit Bhutan is usually from March-May and October-December. Located in the eastern side of the Himalayas, Bhutan’s altitude remains between 180-7800m on the Himalayan Plateau, according to which the climate of the country varies. Bhutan warmly welcomes tourists to the land of mysterious mythology all year round.
Bhutan offers a wide range of attractions for tourists all year round. So, you have to decide your travel period according to your preferences.
1. Spring (March-May):
After the long winter, spring comes in Bhutan with the blooming of abundant flowers and budding of plants. During March-May, the natural beauty of Bhutan reaches new heights as the green valleys are in bloom during this time. Moreover, Paro Tshecu and the blooming of Rhododendrons in March and April attracted a lot of tourists. Thimphu, Paro, Phuentsholing become more beautiful during spring.
2. Summer (June-August):
From June to August, the weather is clear, so this is the best time for visitors, who want to take a closer look at the Magnificent Himalayas so clearly. At this time of the year, valleys are green and flowers are in full bloom. Although December to February is the coolest time in Bhutan, you would want to pack your sweater no matter which time you are traveling to the country because, in Bhutan, the nights can become chilly even in summer. Tiger’s nest, Punakha, Dochula are the best places to visit in summer.
3. Autumn (September-November) :
During Autumn, Bhutan offers the best view of its golden landscapes. Many tourists visit Bhutan for trekking. It is one of the most exciting things to do in Bhutan, as this country houses numerous exciting trekking trails. The months of October, November, and December make the best time for trekking, as during this time the skies remain mostly clear. Black-necked cranes which are seldom seen can be found in Phobjikha Valley of Wangdue Phodrang, one of the best places to visit in Bhutan, during late October.
4. Winter (December-February) :
Winter in Bhutan is beautiful due to the sights of clouds draping over the mountain peaks, days full of sunshine, and chilly evenings. This is the season when travelers can enjoy clear views of the Himalayan covered in snow. The ones who are brave enough to survive the chilly weather during December-February can book the best hotels in Bhutan at lower prices, as Bhutan gets fewer visitors during this time.
No matter which time of the year you visit Bhutan. You will acquire an awesome experience at the last Shangri-La of earth. So, make sure to enjoy your vacation to the fullest in one of the most peaceful countries in the world.