Spring is unarguably one of the best seasons to visit Bhutan. Between March and May, Bhutan is at its most beautiful, when the Himalayan landscape comes alive with mother nature’s most pristine and unexplored valley. Spring brings such lovely clear weather to capture the majestic peaks in all their glory, crystalline skies, and aromatic air. Spring starts warming up the Himalayas, and days almost perfect temperature reasonably stable.
Experience the magnificent Himalayas landscape, its rough terrains, its people, the culture and tradition, and the beautiful meadow of blossoming flora. Bhutan serves as the ideal place when spring ushers its charm and allurement.
With refreshing rains, summer in Bhutan starts from June to August. It is the ideal time to explore the historic monasteries and dzongs scattered throughout the valleys. The land turns lush and green, and it’s warm and humid. Unfortunately, it tends to rain through most of the day, limiting your activities to experiencing the traditional architecture of the fortress. Nevertheless, warm summer weather is a pleasant time to spend visiting places of cultural and historical interest.
More relaxed and with cleaner skies, but still mild and dry, the autumn months of September to November bring prime conditions for trekking and hiking on Bhutan’s mountain trails. Autumn is also a season of festivals, such as the annual celebration of returning the kingdom’s beloved bird, the endangered black-necked crane, which returns to winter in the Phobjikha valley every November. Autumn begins with the end of the monsoon, and the harvest season is in full swing. Autumn starts with a light shower, and slowly, the monsoon clouds exhaust themselves and dissipate, clearing up the skies, with a few harmless stray altocumulus clouds lingering. With clear skies, the views of the mountains appear pellucid and are the most beautiful to look at it. Days are warm, and nights are pretty cool. The leaves of the flora turn shades of amber and rust. Autumn has some festivals to offer, shrouded in an exciting ambiance of colors.
Winter can be chilly, the sky as straightforward as it can get, and the climate remains dry and sunny through most of the day. December onwards, the weather brings crisp cool air, clear skies, and snow-capped mountain. Although the temperature drops after dusk, days are still warm and pleasant-ideal conditions for hiking and exploring Bhutan’s mountainous valley. Winter has varying weather patterns that involve circumstances of thick mist and fog. The high valley is especially enchanting during this season, with nomads with their yak usher from the snowy highlands. Beautiful Phobjikha bamboo shrublands are spotted with roosting migration cranes enjoying the winter.