What is the best time to visit Punakha?

March -July is the best time to visit Punakha, Bhutan. March-May is the spring season in Punakha, and it’s the busiest in terms of tourism. The temperature combined with humidity makes it cool and pleasant during these months. Temperature ranges between -3°C and 27°C, and average precipitation is of 1-2 days per month.

Spring is considered the best time to visit Punakha because it is one of the best times to enjoy adventure sports such as rafting and trekking. The places are in full bloom with beautiful flowers, and the Punakha looks gorgeous during spring.

You need to book your tickets as well as accommodation early to avoid surges. June-August sees the most precipitation with 8-10 days of rain per month. The temperature is cool and comfortable. The fall months of September-November are chilly with temperature ranging between -6°C and 27°C.

Tourism is relatively slow because of the weather. December-February, the winter months are frigid with temperature ranges of 7.7°C and 0.9°C. So, for the warm weather travellers, this time is off-season in Punakha.

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Monthly Weather in Punakha

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January -10 15
February -6 17
March -3 18
April 1 21
May 3 24
June 5 27
July 6 26
August 5 30
September 5 25
October -1 27
November -6 21
December -6 18

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