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Best Time to Travel
Spring: March to June
Spring is the best time to experience Bhutan’s diverse flora. Vast stretches of forested hills are dotted with sweet smelling magnolia or a riot of colours displayed by a variety of rhododendron. March is peak-season for magnolia and primula while orchids and rhododendron are at their peak from April to May. Farmers are busy planting rice seedlings in the lower valleys or are busy herding their animals on the lush pastures.
Summer – June to September
From July to September Bhutan receives plenty of rain. Warm temperatures without extreme heat make trekking in high-altitude during this time of the year a special experience. The Laya-nomads move with their yaks to higher pastures on which the colourful Himalayan flora now is at its best. In lower areas farmer’s rice-fields are now filled with water.
Fall – October to December
This time is ideal for trekking and for good views and comfortable weather. Monsoon is over, the valleys are green and the sky – mostly - blue. Mountain-views are generally clearer now. Fall is also harvest-season with many colourful religious festivals taking place.
Winter - December to March
During winter months nights are cold while days are mostly sunny and dry.
Colourful monastic festivals with spectacular mask dances and archery-events take place throughout the year but mostly in April, September and October. Depending on your travel time we can integrate one of Bhutan’s festivals into your itinerary.
|average max. temp. in °F* at Thimpu, 7’710 ft||54||58||61||68||73||76||66||77||64||71||64||58||57|
|average rainfall in Thimpu in inches||0.6||1.6||0.9||2.3||4.8||9.6||14.5||13.5||6||1.5||0.3||0.1||5.4|
|* with every 330 ft rise in altitude, depending on weather-condition, the average temperature will lower by 33 to 34 °F.|