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Bhutan Weather And Best Time To Visit Bhutan
Perched in the Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan is a surrounded by Sikkim, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in the west, south, and east respectively, while the north is bordered by China occupied Tibet. Naturally, this landlocked mountain state shares cultural and traditional similarities with its neighbours. Bhutan is a tranquil Buddhist state with snow peaked mountains, lush green valleys and a devoutness to it that's hard to find elsewhere.
For those of you planning to visit Bhutan, here's a detailed guide to the weather and the best time to visit Bhutan.
Spring (March, April & May)
Spring is the most cheerful and splendid season of the year, transcendent and fiery, with a vibrancy of brightly bloomed flora all around. It’s the time of year when visitors can witness the myriad cultural displays of the famous Paro Tsechu festival. It is wise to book hotels and flights 2 or 3 months in advance as this the most favored time of travel and a relatively busy time of the year. This is the Rhododendron season and is ideal for trekking as the temperature hovers at a pleasant 13 to 25 degrees.
Autumn/Fall (September, October & November)
Autumn is the time of the year for trekkers, travelers, and photographers. The temperature during this time is cool and pleasant with transfixing blue skies. A perfect time for escaping reality in the peaceful monasteries and interacting with the monks, learning their simple ways of life. Also, this is when Bhutan hosts the Thimpu Tshechu festival and black-necked crane festival. The temperature stays between 13 to 25 degrees.
Summer and Monsoon (June, July & August)
Bhutan is fairly empty during the summers and monsoons, being a relative off-season. This is the perfect season for the lazy traveler, for those who just want to unwind from the comfort of their balconies with a splendid view. Bhutan receives more heavenly showers than any region of the Himalayas. So monsoons are quite a romantic time. The temperature is mostly above 20 degrees and it rains almost every night which makes trekking slightly risky.
Winter (December, January & February)
Winter is cold here amidst the mountains. There will be snowfall and the mercury dips considerably during January. The valley, however, experiences the occasional sunny day with a marvelous blue sky. Visit if you like off season quiet and want to witness the Trongsa Tshechu - an exclusive affair with very little tourist presence, this could prove to be a special experience.