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Bhutan is an all season destination, one that combines the roots of tradition with the wings of modernity. This quaint little kingdom is a treasure trove of unique experiences waiting to unfold and truly makes for an excellent holiday destination. Spring and summer fill the landscape with myriad flora and fauna. Autumn casts a bright golden glow on the landscape. The crisp winter air and the clear skies have all the makings of an ideal environment for capturing some of the best mountain views.

All year round, there is a unique sense of peace and contentment in the environment marked by traditional festivities as people celebrate their festivals according to ancient local traditions. None that the marvels of modern science have to offer has overwhelmed the Bhutanese; they still hold dear the age-old tradition and customs passed on by their ancestors, practiced in earnest at every moment of their lives. Gifted with astonishing natural beauty, scenic landscape, rich cultural heritage and customs, and simple but content people, Bhutan is all about an authentic experience.

Temperature

The temperature vary vastly throughout the kingdom and the temperature in the central valleys, where you will be spending most of your time, is much lower – during the summer the maximum temperature does not exceed above 30’C and night usually stays between 15-20’C range. During the winter, the day temperature stays along 15’C but night it gets cold, and temperature falls below sub-zero. Snowfall in the winter around the valley will be low but the mountains and passes surrounding the valley usually covered with snow throughout the winter months. The region of Trashigang, Mongar, Pemagatsel and Samdrup Jongkhar, Trongsa, Punakha and Wangdue Phodrang has a lower average altitude and is warmer than Thimphu, Phobjikha, Bumthang, Haa, Paro, and Gasa. Bhutan experience a reasonably heavy monsoon between (June to August), and the average rainfall is around 350cm per year. During the monsoon the valleys are enveloped in magical swirling mist and the whole region is unimaginably lush green but you rarely catch a glimpse of the snow clad peaks and mountains.

Spring: March, April, and May

The spring season offers the visitors an amazing display of flowers. It has the pear and apple in blossoms which 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. Rhododendrons, Magnolias and many other flowering shrubs in full bloom.

Summer: June, July and August

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 pinecones glisten in the sun, so full with resin they are ready to plummet to the ground. This season is a botanist’s delight as rhododendrons, wild azaleas, and masses of wildflowers including the edelweiss cover the meadows like carpet.

Autumn: September, October and November

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. During this season, you will miss the profusion of color but will be rewarded with superb view.

Winter: December, January and February

Winter is another best time to visit Bhutan. It is recommended for those who do not mind the cold. The winter months have its own moments. The days are full of sunshine while evening can turn chilly though generally it is not too cold. The winter landscape lays bare the majestic of the mountains and the sweeping valleys. Soft tufts of cold drape lazily over mountaintops as if waiting for new life to blow it across the landscape. It provides the best for spectacular snow views of the Greater Himalayas under the blue sky.