Weather in Bhutan

Posted on 30/September/2011

Bhutan experiences the four seasons. Its topography, from 150m above sea level in the south, to above 8000m in the far north, means that climate differs depending on your location.

 

   
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Town Elevation (m) Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo
Paro 2,280 9 -5 13 1 14 0 17 4 23 10 25 14 26 14 25 14 23 11 18 7 13 1 11 -1
Thimphu 2,320 12 -2 14 0 16 3 20 7 22 13 24 15 28 13 25 15 23 15 21 10 17 5 14 -1
Punakha 1,300 16 4 19 5 21 9 24 11 27 14 31 19 32 21 31 19 29 20 27 18 22 13 15 7
Wangdue 1,350 17 4 19 7 22 10 26 12 29 17 29 20 28 16 29 20 27 19 26 14 22 9 19 6
Trongsa 2,316 13 -0 13 0 16 4 20 6 21 11 22 13 25 15 23 15 22 14 21 11 19 6 18 2
Bumthang 2,600 10 -5 10 -1 16 3 18 3 21 9 22 9 24 10 23 13 21 12 19 5 16 -0 12 -2
Mongar 1,830 15 8 15 8 20 11 22 14 25 17 26 19 16 15 25 19 24 19 22 15 19 11 15 9
Trashigang 1,150 20 10 21 11 24 14 28 17 30 20 30 22 31 23 30 22 30 23 29 17 26 13 23 11

Source: Royal Bhutan Airlines

Seasons in Bhutan

Spring is a botanist’s delight as rhododendrons, wild azaleas, and masses of wildflowers including the edelweiss cover the meadows like carpet. Pear and apple blossoms add a dainty touch to the valleys as their pink and white blooms add a sense of new wonder to the land that is about to burst with abundant growth again.

Summer is an abundant time of the year as flowers are in bloom and the valleys are covered in green, weeping willows sweep the banks of many of the rivers and the pine cones glisten in the sun, so full with resin they are ready to plummet to the ground.

Autumn casts a bright golden glow on the vast landscape and is one of the more crowded times of the year for tourism to Bhutan. In fall, rice fields ripen to a golden brown under crisp blue skies. The merry pink and white of cosmos flowers dot the countryside.

Winter has its moments. The days are full of sunshine while evenings can turn chilly. The winter landscape lays bare the majesty of the mountains and the sweeping valleys. Soft tufts of cloud drape lazily over mountain tops as if waiting for new life to blow it across the landscape.

Planning to travel to Bhutan during a festival?

On popular dates of travel such as during festival time, flight tickets tend to get fully reserved 5 months prior. Due to limited flight and seats available, we recommend you to reserve your ticket as early as possible. You can reserve your ticket for free with us and plan your trip to Bhutan with a peace of mind knowing that you will have a spot on your flight to Bhutan.