You can visit Bhutan at any time of the year. It depends on your interests, your time or just because you like to experience a unique country in the world and can not wait more. With four seasons in a year and the climate varies fantastically on altitude, every season in Bhutan has its own distinctive beauty.
Spring months in Bhutan are from Mar to May. Spring season is the favorite time to visit Bhutan for flower lovers. As the snow is melting down and flowers are booming, you can enjoy Jacaranda blossoms at Punakha Dzong – one of the most majestic structures Dzong in Bhutan in mid- May, or Rhododendron at Chele la, Dochula pass,…. or on the trail of your trekking journey. Bhutan naturally processes 46 species of Rhododendron with many colors from white, pink, red to purple,…You cannot miss orchid blossoms – one of the most spectacular sights in forest sight- seeing, diversifying in form, shape and color. Bhutan is the land of orchids with 369 species of orchids recorded that are waiting for you to see and so other beautiful cherry blossoms, peach blossom… in every walk.
Besides, Paro Tshechu will open in April. It is one of the most popular festivals in Bhutan. You will see grand events where entire communities come together to witness religious mask dances, colorful Bhutanese dances, receive blessings and socialize. If you are a trekker, this is the very best time to do Jomolhari trek, Druk Path trek, Dagala Thousand Lakes trek, Laya Gasa trek, Bumthang Culture trek, Gangtey trek, Sagala trek and Samtegang trek.
Summer months are from Jun to Aug. If you like to avoid peak season and cold weather of winter, this season is your ideal. The weather is warm and as there are rainfalls in these months, this is season of mushroom collection in damp forest surrounding. You can try many exotic and tasty mushrooms like Shishishamu, Coral, and the famous Matsutake. They are available at Ura and Genekha or on your trekking path. Another option is to join Matshtake mushroom festival to see the full mushrooms collection in Bhutan.
More than that, you just simply enjoy a cup of hot tea at old temples and monasteries, meditate in zen atmosphere with mightily fresh and pure air, in the sound of prayers whisperings from monks and long trumpets in between. Shawms, cymbals and drums is another unique experience when you are in Bhutan, a country that Vajrayana Buddhism is almost intactly preserved.
Autumn months are from Sep to Nov. It is the perfect time for travelling and trekking in Bhutan. The air is clear and fresh with sunny skies. Come in autumn, you will have opportunities to take lovely photography of golden color fields in which farmers are preparing to harvest their rice crops, spellbinding landscapes, and through a beautiful world of beauty and colors of Dzong architecture, peaceful monasteries and spectacular Bhutanese fortress in imposing architecture. You also have a clear view across the mighty Himalayas. At the end of the autumn you may see black necked cranes flocks flying to Phobjikha valley, the winter paradise of this birds. They will stay there until to the summer, when they will flying back to Tibet.
The highlight festivals of autumn are Thimphu and Bumthang Jamba Lhakhang Drup. If you would like to join these lively festivals, do contact us as soon as possible for better accommodation reservations during this peak.
Winter months are from Dec to Feb. The weather is cold, sunny and there will be snowfalls in mid-Jan till early Feb. However, the weather in the low regions like the southern regions and the main valleys where visitors generally travel is considerably warmer. It is also a good time to view the wonderful Himalayas at Dochula pass, a great choice for trekkers. For nature lovers and ornithologists, Phobjikha valley is the paradise to see black necked cranes. Punakha festival and Trongsa festival are also open at this season. So if you want to escape hot weather, the best choice is just to make a travel to Bhutan at this season.