The most popular times of travel are autumn and spring. But actually for those who do not mind having some bit colder evening, winter is a good option.
For winter there are a couple good reasons:
– Off-season prices are by far more reasonable
– The view in the mountains is great
– Less tourists travel in winter time
Winter: December to February
The nights can get a bit frosty – depending on the elevation. But on daytime you can expect sun and sometimes even more than 20 degrees Celsius. It rarely snows down to the valleys. Winter is a good time for hikings and cycling.
Spring: March to May
Those who love nature and flora will love travelling to Bhutan in spring. Everything is in blossom: Rhododendron, Edelweiss, apple- and pear-trees. It is warm and moist, and sometimes it can be foggy. During spring time several festivals are held, which many travellers attend.
Summer: June to August
Everything is deep green and fertile. It is moist and hot, and it rains a lot. This is why not many people visit Bhutan in summer – but on the other hand the prices are much lower during that season and you will be treated like a king/queen.
Autumn: September to November
The sky becomes clearer and less rainfalls occur. During autumn a lot of festivals are held, which draws many visitors to Bhutan. Whoever wants to travel to Bhutan in autumn has to hurry – there are only limited seats on the planes and hotels are sold out quickly.