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Hillside village, Bhutan

The best time to visit Bhutan

The best time to visit Bhutan is from October to December. Monsoon rains make way for cloudless skies and moving between everything this secretive nation offers becomes an equally captivating element of the trip.

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Visiting Bhutan in January

The coldest month in Bhutan, but it is very dry and crisp with clear skies. The south of the country, at lower elevations, is warmer.

Visiting Bhutan in February

Temperatures remain cold, but skies also remain clear with often spectacular views of the Himalayas.

Visiting Bhutan in March

Temperatures rise, as spring bursts into life. Hillsides are abundant with blooming wildflowers. It is still chilly at high altitudes, but the skies are clear. Overall, a fantastic time to visit.

Visiting Bhutan in April

An ideal time for trekking, as temperatures continue to rise. The chance of a shower increases too, but it is not monsoon season yet. Make sure to book accommodation in advance.

Visiting Bhutan in May

Temperatures, humidity, and rainfall all increase. Visitor numbers drop, however, and the rhododendrons are still beautiful.

Visiting Bhutan in June

The start of the monsoon season. Not a recommended time to visit, although views can be spectacular after the rains clear.

Visiting Bhutan in July

The monsoon is in full swing. Temperatures but also rainfall peak. Not a good time for trekking

Visiting Bhutan in August

Sightseeing is still possible but the monsoon season continues.

Visiting Bhutan in September

The rain starts to abate, and by the end of the month, most days are fine and dry. A changeable month, with warm temperatures to be enjoyed between the showers.

Visiting Bhutan in October

The perfect time for hiking, with stunning views and comfortable temperatures. The busiest month though, so we recommend booking accommodation well in advance.

Visiting Bhutan in November

Rainfall will occur as temperatures begin to drop and expect it to be chilly at higher elevations. A great time to see rare black-necked cranes.

Visiting Bhutan in December

The start of winter, and cold, crisp days. Visitor numbers drop, but there are still stunning views to be had for those willing to wrap up.

Bhutan climate guide

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Maximum Temperature (°C)Monthly Rainfall (mm)
Phobjikha Valley

Explore Bhutan

  • Bumthang
  • Jakar
  • Paro
  • Phobjikha Valley
  • Punakha
  • Thimphu

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