The landlocked Kingdom of Bhutan is the smallest state that is located entirely within the Himalaya mountain range. Due to its’ mountainous location, many people may think this kingdom to be severely cold which is not the case. The east of Bhutan is a warm and drier place but gets colder the higher up you go. The southern part of Bhutan enjoys a subtropical climate in the highlands with winter temperatures of around 15 degrees, rising to around 30 degrees or more in summer. The northern part carries the vast Himalayas which are snow-capped all year round. The temperature in this region fluctuates less as it is freezing cold in winter and around 10 degrees in summer. Bhutan is a very rich nation in culture with its’ busy streets of various festivals taking place throughout the year that attracts the visitors from all around the world.
Autumn is regarded as the best time to visit Bhutan. At this time of the year, the air is clear and crisp with sunny skies, mesmerizing landscapes, jolly natives, Dzong architecture, vibrant festivals and the peaceful monasteries all make it worth to visit the amazing nation at the right time. These surreal attractions along with the great Himalayas will surely spellbind you in its beauty. Among the various festivals celebrated in autumn, Jambay Lhakhang Drup, Tour of the Dragon, Thimphu Drubchen and Wangdue Tshechu is the most highlighted ones. Many travelers arrive for the big festivals during this season, pushing prices up.
Well, Spring is also a nice time to travel Bhutan as the most beautiful flowers including the well-known Rhododendrons bloom spectacularly coloring the whole valley red and green. Hence, the weather in spring is delightful with the wildflowers blossom. Paro & Punakha are the major festivals in spring in which mask and folk dances take place. Moreover, sightseeings in Punakha after watching festivals include wildlife in the surrounding valleys like wild boar, barking deer, Himalayan black bear, red fox, leopard and many species of birds.
Next, monsoon season which is from June to September is also a quite good time to visit Bhutan if you love rain and you want to skip the crowds and high prices for accommodations. The Indian summer monsoon brings heavy rain and high humidity to the southern region. The Gangtey festival is one of the major festival held during this season which gives you the perfect reason for your venture in Bhutan.
December in Bhutan is a winter time but not as cold as January, as January will be a chilly weather throughout the country. This is a perfect time to visit Bhutan if you want to catch the sights of Black Necked Cranes and want to avoid the huge crowds. Also, the clear blue sky along with the snowcapped Himalayas are a treat to watch. In January or February, Paro and Thimphu may experience a one-day snow.
Therefore, visit the amazing Kingdom of Bhutan and if you want any customized Bhutan packages then pick the experienced team of Asian Journey (Nepal’s Best Tour Operator)that will help you discover the Happy Land with never ending festival and rich cultural along with religious sites. Since October is the high time for international tourists arrival in Bhutan, we recommend you to book your flight a few months earlier, possibly 3 months in advance. If you would like to avoid the crowds then from above discussion as well, it is clear that May and November shall be a good time while enjoying quite good prices on hotels. Call us now or leave your comment below to inquiry or book now.
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