What is the best time to visit Bumthang?

March-May is the best time to visit Bumthang. During Spring, the flora and fauna are at their best along with the pretty Rhododendrons at higher altitudes. It is also a good season for trekking. Rain approaches only in the month of May. This is also the time for the famous Ura Yakchoe festival.

September-November denotes the season of Autumn which is a beautiful time of the year with temperatures being comfortable and just right. It is the season of a number of festivals all over the country but of particular significance to Bumthang are Jambey Lhakhang Drup, Prakhat Tsechu and Thangbi Mani through which one gets to witness Bhutanese culture. There are also celebrations held in the Jakar Dzong.

Summer in Bhutan (June-July, August) isn't that warm and uncomfortable. It is characterised by spells of rain but adequate planning can eliminate problems. The Nima Ung Tshechu festival is held sometime in June. 

Winter (December - February) temperatures can vary from 0C - 7C. Nights could get pretty cold and the evenings slightly windy. Trekking doesn't remain an option as routes might become impassable due to snow. This is the time one could see the clearest of skies and witness the Bumthang Nalathar Tshechu festival. One may also catch a glimpse of the endangered Black-necked crane which spends its winter in Central Bhutan.

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Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 4°/ -8° 9 days
February 5°/ -6° 13 days
March 8°/ -4° 21 days
April 9°/ -1° 27 days
May 11°/ 4° 27 days
June 15°/ 7° 26 days
July 14°/ 8° 31 days
August 15°/ 8° 31 days
September 12°/ 7° 30 days
October 11°/ 2° 17 days
November 11°/ -0° 1 days
December 6°/ -6° 3 days

Events in Bumthang

Nomad Festival

23rd February 2020

A day-long festival, the Bhutan Nomad Festival is usually held each year during the last week of February. Located in the Bumthang Dzongkhag province of Central Bhutan, Nagasphel, is the main venue of the festival.

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