Climate in Bhutan
Bhutan is well north of the Equator to experience frigid temperatures during winters, but surprisingly, Bhutan experiences a slice of all seasons round the year. Everyone agrees that the best time to visit Bhutan is all the time because different times of the year offer different attractions. Where as summers are ideal for trekking and rafting, winters are an absolute treat for bird watchers. We won't call them ornithologists-that makes them sound way too academic and Bhutan is synonymous with crisp clean fun and blissfulness with a dose of passion. It all depends on where your interests lie and it is our job at Yetis & Dragons Bhutan Travel Agency to match your favorite activities with the climate in Bhutan. Here is a quick run down of what you can expect during various times of the year during your Bhutan tour:
Bhutan is one of a handful of land-locked nations in the world. It stretches across all the climate zones-- from the sub-tropical jungles in the south of Bhutan to the heights of 2000-2500 meters above sea level in the central part of the country, from the breath-taking Alpine forests in the Himalayan range to the crystal clear and almost transparent glaciers of the east.
Spring is never far behind in Bhutan and usually arrives in early March. It stays till the end of April and graciously paves the way for summer. Temperatures are mild and humidity is low during spring. Blossoms are out in full force and the long list of flowers you can see all around you include azaleas, rhododendrons and a bewildering variety of flowers that grow in the wild such as edelweiss. Apple and pear orchards too come to life at this time of the year. If you are a botanist in spirit and at heart, you will never run out of things to do during your travel to Bhutan.
The summer season stretches from May to July each year and is the perfect time for treks, rafting excursions, visits to places of religious, historical and archeological significance, and most importantly, to relax and to have truckloads of fun. Temperatures are moderate and no matter where you look, it is green everywhere. You will need to use sunscreen lotion because you are at an altitude and the sun can be rather bright at times. Every walk you take and every breath you inhale will be an experience you can recollect individually. The air is as clean as it can ever get on the planet and pollution is merely a textbook term to be studied in classrooms.
Autumn in Bhutan is much like fall in New England. The colors are fascinating and there are a million shades of orange and yellow to behold. Autumn too is an excellent time to visit Bhutan. There is usually a nip in the air so packing a few woollies isn't a bad idea.
If you happen to live in a tropical or sub-tropical country and wish to watch snow flakes gently glide down from the sky, Bhutan is for you. Many surface-level treks that have been officially classified as "mild" are available for you to take during the winter months. The days are warm and the nights are chilly.
Now that you are an expert on Bhutan's weather, why not plan a trip and experience the real Bhutan first hand. We have the best of everything for you-excellent hotels, resorts, outdoor sports and tons of sight-seeing. Please call us, write to us or use our live chat option to tell us that you are coming!
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