Pre Trip Information

Best Time to Visit Bhutan

Bhutan has four distinct seasons and each season has its own beauty and charm. Unlike many destinations, there isn’t a particular season that’s better for sightseeing in Bhutan. So, it is entirely up to you to decide when to travel Bhutan.

Spring: March, April, and May

The spring season offers the visitors an amazing display of flowers. It has the pear and apple in blossoms which add a dainty touch to the valleys as their pink and white blooms add a sense of new wonder to the land that is about to burst with abundant growth again. Rhododendron, Magnolia and many other flowering shrubs are in full bloom.

Summer: June, July and August

Summer is an abundant time of the year as flowers are in bloom and the valleys are covered in green, weeping willows sweep the banks of many of the rivers and the pine cones glisten in the sun, so full with resin they are ready to plummet to the ground. This season is a botanist’s delight as rhododendrons, wild azaleas, and masses of wildflowers including the edelweiss cover the meadows like carpet.

Autumn: September, October and November

Autumn casts a bright golden glow on the vast landscape and is one of the more crowded times of the year for tourism to Bhutan. In fall, rice fields ripen to a golden brown under crisp blue skies. The merry pink and white of cosmos flowers dot the countryside. During this season, you will miss the profusion of color but will be rewarded with superb view.

Winter: December, January and February

Winter is another best time to visit Bhutan. It is recommended for those who do not mind the cold. The winter months have it’s own moment. The days are full of sunshine while evening can turn chilly though generally it is not too cold. The winter landscape lays bare the majestic of the mountains and the sweeping valleys. Soft tufts of cold drape lazily over mountaintops as if waiting for new life to blow it across the landscape. It provides the best for spectacular snow views of the Greater Himalayas under the blue sky.