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Bhutan in January: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

January is right in the middle of Bhutan's low season due to its cooler (sometimes very cold!) temperatures. But, if you really want to visit in January you'll pay lower prices, will have your pick of the country's wonderful accommodation, and can enjoy clear skies and mountain views. Here are some important things to know about traveling to Bhutan in January.

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Bhutan in February: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

February is the last month of winter in Bhutan. At higher altitudes, temperatures remain cold, but in the jungle national parks in the south, it can get quite warm. February is still the off-season in Bhutan, so you may pay lower prices on some lovely accommodation. Here are some important things to know about traveling to Bhutan in February.

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Bhutan in March: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

March is the beginning of spring in Bhutan, and it's a great time to visit. Temperatures can still be cool earlier in the month, but conditions are generally sunny and clear, and good for outdoor activities like trekking and walking. Read on for more tips for traveling to Bhutan in March.

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Bhutan in April: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

April is spring in Bhutan, and the middle of the peak tourism season. Temperatures are generally warm, and conditions good for trekking and outdoor activities. Read on for some helpful tips for travel to Bhutan in April.

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Bhutan in May: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

May is late spring in Bhutan, but increasing humidity foreshadows the impending monsoon and restricts mountain views. Temperatures are generally warm though, so this can be a nice time to enjoy cultural sightseeing. Here are a few important things to know about travel to Bhutan in May.

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Bhutan in June: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

June is the start of the monsoon in Bhutan, and the country gets more rain than any other Himalayan nation. So, visitors coming in this month should expect to get wet. But, the countryside is fresh and vibrant. Here are some important things to know about traveling to Bhutan in June.

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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.

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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 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.

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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 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.

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.