Best Time to Visit Bhutan

When is the Best Time to Visit Bhutan?

March to May and September to November are the best time to travel to Bhutan. These two periods respectively are the spring and autumn seasons of Bhutan. The weather is cool and there is no much rainfall.


Best Months
March to May & September to November
Temperature: 8 - 24℃ (46 - 75℉), 7 - 25℃ (45 - 77℉)
Clothes to Wear: T-shirts, shorts, dresses, jackets.
Best Seasons
Spring & Autumn
Advantages: cool and dry climate, clear view of landscapes without fog and rain.
Read more about Bhutan Weather
Peak Season & Slack Season


Peak Season: May and June & September to November

The weather in May and June is warm. You can see beautiful flowers blooming during this period. September to November is cool and dry. The air is fresh and you can admire the mountainous landscapes without being obscured by fog and rain. And there are lots of festivals you can take part in.


Slack Season: December to February & July and August

It’s very cold from December to February and frequently rains in July and August. However, you may expect a more economical trip.


Shoulder Season: March and April
The temperature difference between day and night is big. And the weather condition sometimes changes greatly. But the price of tickets and hotels is lower and there are some festivals during this period.

Month Travel Season Temperature
January
Winter
2 - 14 ℃ / 35.6 - 57.2 ℉
February
Winter
4 - 16 ℃ / 30.2 - 60.8 ℉
March
Spring
8 - 19 ℃ / 46.4 - 66.2 ℉
April
Spring
11 - 22 ℃ / 51.8 - 71.6 ℉
May
  Spring
14 - 24 ℃ / 57.2 - 75.2 ℉
June

Summer
17 - 26 ℃ / 62.6 - 78.8 ℉
July
Summer
18 - 26 ℃ / 64.4 - 78.8 ℉
August
Summer
17 - 26 ℃ / 62.6 - 78.8 ℉
September
Autumn
16 - 25 ℃ / 60.8 - 77 ℉
October
Autumn
12 - 22 ℃ / 53.6 - 71.6 ℉
November
Autumn
7 - 19 ℃ / 44.6 - 66.2 ℉
December
Winter
3 - 16 ℃ / 37.4 - 60.8 ℉
Best Time to Travel in Himalayas Mountain Region - March to May & September to November

It’s not very cold during these two periods and seldom does it rain. The air is clean. You can choose to take kinds of adventures like camping and hiking. The spectacular scenery of Himalayas will make your travel unforgettable.

Best Time to Hike in Phobjikha Valley - November to February
The weather is cool and dry and you can go trekking in the valley. Besides, the rare birds black-necked cranes fly there to spend winter here, injecting more vitality to the valley.
Travel to Bhutan during Tshechus
Tshechus is the most important festival of Bhutan. People dance with special masks to celebrate the festival, which usually lasts for four to five days. On the last day, a huge Thangka will be displayed. People who see this scene are thought to accumulate fortunes and wash away sins. The time to hold Tshechus varies in different cities. The most famous one is Thimphu Tshechus held in September or October. Before travelling to Bhutan, you can search if there are any celebrations of Tshechus. If there are, you should arrange tickets and hotels in advance in case of too many visitors in the country.