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Elen Turner

I'm a writer and editor based in both Nepal and New Zealand. I ended up here by a rather circuitous route, through my post-grad studies on India, which then led to a job at a Kathmandu-based South Asian studies magazine, and then on to travel writing about the region.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Nepal, India, New Zealand"

How did you get involved in travel?

"I've been travelling all my life, as my parents were keen travellers. But after a foray into a career in academia I knew my real passion lay elsewhere, and so I became a travel writer!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Many people trek to Everest Base Camp, but the most unforgettable experience of my life was flying over it in a helicopter. "

Bhutan in December
Bhutan in December: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

December is the start of winter in Bhutan, and winter is the low season, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad time to go. It's just important to know what you will and will not realistically be able to do. Here are some important tips for visiting Bhutan in December.

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Bhutan in November: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

November is the tail end of the autumn peak season in Bhutan. While temperatures are dropping, particularly at night, this is still a good time to visit. Expect clear skies and beautiful views, as well as the chance to see migratory black-necked cranes. Here are a few things to know about traveling to Bhutan in November.

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Bhutan in October: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

October is peak season in Bhutan, but that's because the weather and conditions are at their best. Trekkers can enjoy fantastic mountain views, culture enthusiasts can catch some spectacular Buddhist festivals, and general sightseeing is pleasant in the warm but not-too-hot conditions. Here are some important things to know about traveling to Bhutan in October.

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Bhutan in September: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

The first half of September sees lingering monsoon rain in Bhutan, but by later in the month the skies have cleared and the tourists are flocking back. September is the start of Bhutan's busiest season, and for good reason: the conditions for trekking and walking in the countryside are perfect. Here are some important things to know about traveling to Bhutan in September.

Bhutanese monks
Bhutan in August: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

August is the middle of the monsoon in Bhutan, which means cloudy skies, impassable roads (in places), and often-delayed flights. But travelers who do brave Bhutan in August will find vibrant landscapes and some delicious food, including a mushroom festival. Read on for more information on traveling to Bhutan in August.

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Bhutan in July: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

July is the middle of the monsoon season in Bhutan, and while temperatures are generally warm, the rain can be more than a minor inconvenience. But, travelers who choose to come during this month will pay low-season prices, and enjoy the vibrant and well-watered rural landscapes. Here are some important things to know about traveling to Bhutan in July.