Best Season to Visit Bhutan

“Winter northeast monsoon brings gale-force winds”

Every season in Bhutan has its beauty in its own way. The best season to visit Bhutan depends on traveler’s interests. Every season varies on climate condition, festivals, monthly highlights and tour cost.

Summer (June - August)

Summer weather commences in mid-April with occasional showers and continues to late June. The heavier summer rains last from late June through late September which is more monsoonal along the southwest border.

Autumn (September - November)

Autumn, from late September or early October to late November, follows the rainy season. It is characterized by bright, sunny days and some early snowfalls at higher elevations.

Winter (November - February)

From late November until March, winter sets in, with frost throughout much of the country and snowfall common above elevations of 3,000 meters. The winter northeast monsoon brings gale-force winds at the highest altitudes through high mountain passes, giving Bhutan its name – Drukyul, which in the Dzongkha language mean Land of the Thunder Dragon.

Spring (March - May)

Bhutan’s generally dry spring starts in early March and lasts until mid-April. Summer weather commences in mid-April with occasional showers and continues to late June. The heavier summer rains last from late June through late September which is more monsoonal along the southwest border.