When to Travel - Bhutan

  • Best Time to Travel
  • Good Time to Travel
  • Green Season
  • Cool temperatures
  • Very cold

Weather information is an important factor to consider when deciding where or when to travel. The following table offers our opinion on when it is best to travel throughout the year, with the "Green Season" representing months with higher rainfall. "Green Season" days in Bhutan tend to be dry in the morning with short sharp showers in the afternoon but during the monsoon months you can expect prolonged periods of heavy rain. Below this we offer average climate statistics, from selected destinations, and a general overview of the country's climate to help you decide when to travel.

Bhutan
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
  • Paro

    9 13 15 18 24 25 27 25 23 19 14 11
    -6 2 1 5 11 14 15 15 12 7 2 -2
    7 7 8 8 7 6 4 5 5 7 8 7
    12 24 52 92 155 290 354 277 213 76 15 4
    jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec

    Bumthang

    11 10 16 19 21 23 24 23 22 20 16 12
    -5 -1 8 4 10 14 14 14 12 6 -1 -2
    8 7 8 8 7 6 5 5 5 7 8 7
    10 21 48 84 149 273 325 256 193 70 13 4
    jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec

    Trashigang

    20 22 25 28 30 31 32 30 30 29 26 23
    11 12 14 17 23 23 23 23 22 18 14 12
    8 8 7 7 7 6 5 5 5 7 8 8
    11 12 55 99 260 451 413 329 243 101 16 6
    jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec

Climate - Bhutan

The weather in Bhutan varies enormously and depends largely on the altitude in a given region and also the effect of the monsoon that sweeps in from the Indian subcontinent. In the south of the country, close to the Indian border, the climate is sub-tropical and temperatures are generally warm year round with less variation than elsewhere due to the lower altitude. As you move north into west, central and east Bhutan the altitude increases and so the temperatures start to vary with cold, dry winters and warm, wet summer summers. The very north of the Kingdom is home to some of the Himalayas' most mighty peaks and the climate is harsh in the winter but still cool in the summer due to the high altitude.

In the summer months of June to mid-September the Indian monsoon makes itself felt and there is considerable rainfall, and high humidity, throughout the country.

Generally speaking the best months to travel in Bhutan are late March to May and again from late September to early November. During these times temperatures will be pleasant and there is less chance of cloud obscuring the great views of the Himalayas from the mountain passes.

 

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