Seasons and Weather
With its location in the Himalayas and the variation in altitudes that this brings, Bhutan experiences a widely varied climate. Bhutan's climate is also influenced by the Indian monsoons that bring rain at certain parts of the year.
The monsoons in Bhutan are from June to September with heavy rains and high humidity with it being hottest in the south. Autumn is from October to November when it's generally sunny with some snow at higher elevations. Late November to early March is dry with pre-monsoon showers starting in May.
The best time to visit Bhutan is during the spring months of March to May when the valleys come alive with flowers in bloom. The Himalayan peaks are at their most visible with the clear skies of October and this is the best time for trekking though temperatures will be on the cold side. June to August is considered the low season due to the rains, which makes trekking less of an option. However, travelling in low and shoulder seasons will warrant lower hotel rates.
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