Best Season to Visit Bhutan

“Winter northeast monsoon brings gale-force winds”

Each season in Bhutan possesses its unique beauty. The optimal time to visit Bhutan hinges on the traveler’s preferences, considering the distinct climate conditions, festivals, monthly highlights, and tour expenses associated with each season.

Summer (June - August)

“Summer weather typically starts in mid-April with sporadic showers and extends through late June. The heavier summer rains, which are more akin to monsoons, occur from late June to late September, particularly along the southwest border.”

Autumn (September - November)

Actually, in Bhutan, autumn typically spans from late September or early October to late November. It marks the end of the rainy season and is known for its bright, sunny days. Although there might be some early snowfalls at higher elevations, they aren’t as prevalent during this season.

Winter (November - February)

“From late November until March, Bhutan experiences the onset of winter, characterized by widespread frost across much of the country and frequent snowfall above elevations of 3,000 meters. The winter northeast monsoon brings powerful gale-force winds, particularly noticeable at the highest altitudes and across the rugged mountain passes. These formidable winds contribute to Bhutan’s nickname – Drukyul, derived from the Dzongkha language, meaning ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon.'”

Spring (March - May)

“Bhutan experiences a generally dry spring, beginning in early March and extending until mid-April. Summer weather sets in around mid-April with intermittent showers, persisting through late June. The heavier monsoonal rains occur from late June to late September, particularly along the southwest border.”

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