When is the best time to go to Bhutan?

When is the best time to go to Bhutan? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In May, the weather is good across more than 54% of the territory of Bhutan
  • The best month to go to Thimphu regarding the weather is May
  • On average, the warmest months in Thimphu are June, July, August and September, and the coldest month of the year is January
  • The rainiest months in this city are July and August
  • Phuentsholing is the city with the best climate, with good weather 7 months a year

Annual weather in Bhutan

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Bhutan for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 31°F to 79°F
0 to 1 days*
February 32°F to 86°F
1 to 2 days*
March 38°F to 94°F
1 to 5 days*
April 43°F to 95°F
7 to 12 days*
May 50°F to 95°F
12 to 20 days*
June 56°F to 94°F
15 to 20 days*
July 56°F to 92°F
19 to 22 days*
August 56°F to 94°F
17 to 19 days*
September 52°F to 92°F
12 to 15 days*
October 45°F to 90°F
4 to 6 days*
November 40°F to 86°F
0 to 1 days*
December 34°F to 81°F
0 to 1 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Bhutan by cities

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The best time to go to Thimphu is may.



The best months to go to Phuentsholing are january, february, march, april, october, november and december.



The best time to go to Paro is may.

Temperatures and rainfall in Bhutan

On these 2 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Bhutan and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Thimphu, Phuentsholing, Paro, Geylegphug and Punakha.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Bhutan

Find out when Bhutan has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Bhutan

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, June, July, August and September. The number of visitors to Bhutan is high in: May, October, November and December.

  • Very low season in Bhutan: January, February, June, July and August.
  • Low season in Bhutan: March, April and September.
  • High season in Bhutan: May, October and November.
  • Peak season in Bhutan: December.

Figure: Visitor index for Bhutan month by month

Average price for flights to Bhutan

A return flight between London and Paro is generally cheaper if you go in november ($ 1288 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 279 more for your airline ticket to Paro if you go in july.

Find the best price for your flight

Where to go in Bhutan?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.


perfect weather

good weather

tolerable weather

bad weather

very bad weather

About Bhutan

What can I do in Bhutan?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for Bhutan reliable?

Climate data for Bhutan has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Bhutan allows us to determine the average for each month in Thimphu, Phuentsholing, Paro, Geylegphug, Punakha and Wangdue.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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