The best times to visit Bhutan for ideal weather are

April 9th to October 21st

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Bhutan Travel Info

Weather in Bhutan


Average temperatures in Bhutan vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 68th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Bhutan, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid August where highs are regularly around 79.9°F (26.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62.7°F (17.1°C) at night.

Bhutan Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Bhutan Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Bhutan Perceived Temperature (F)


Bhutan Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Bhutan Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 58.2 42.9 28
Feb 58.3 44.2 32.4
Mar 64.5 51.6 40.3
Apr 69.5 58.4 47.1
May 75.3 65.4 54.2
Jun 78.5 70.4 62
Jul 78.3 70.8 63
Aug 78.5 70.6 62.2
Sep 77 68.7 59.3
Oct 72.6 60.9 46.9
Nov 67.9 54 38.4
Dec 61.3 47.4 32.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 14.6 6.1 -2.2
Feb 14.6 6.8 0.2
Mar 18.1 10.9 4.6
Apr 20.8 14.7 8.4
May 24.1 18.6 12.3
Jun 25.8 21.3 16.7
Jul 25.7 21.6 17.2
Aug 25.8 21.4 16.8
Sep 25 20.4 15.2
Oct 22.6 16.1 8.3
Nov 19.9 12.2 3.6
Dec 16.3 8.6 0.3


Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Bhutan.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bhutan (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 0% 0 0
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 0% 0 0
Apr 0% 0 0
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 0% 0 0
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 0% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0
Apr 0 0 0
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0


Humidity and Wind

Bhutan has some comfortably humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is January (32.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (56.9%).

Wind in Bhutan is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by June and October. May’s average wind speed of around 5.7 knots (6.5 MPH or 10.5 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid May where average top sustained speeds reach 15.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Bhutan.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 3.9 Barely noticeable 11.3 Significant breeze
Feb 3.1 Barely noticeable 8.2 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.1 Light breeze 9.8 Significant breeze
Apr 5 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
May 5.7 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Jun 5.1 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Jul 4.5 Light breeze 9.9 Significant breeze
Aug 4.5 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.7 Light breeze 10.9 Significant breeze
Oct 5 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Nov 4.5 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Dec 3.7 Barely noticeable 10.3 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 32.4%
Feb 41%
Mar 41.7%
Apr 42.1%
May 42.2%
Jun 51.6%
Jul 56.9%
Aug 55.8%
Sep 53.4%
Oct 41.7%
Nov 34.9%
Dec 33.7%


Is it Safe to Travel to Bhutan?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Bhutan; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Bhutan is May, followed by July and April. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Bhutan in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 60.6 in December means 60.6% of the tourists vs. May.



Overall Bhutan Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 78°F (25.6°C) and 60°F (15.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Bhutan, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 79.6°F (26.4°C) and 63.2°F (17.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Bhutan to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 64.4°F (18°C) and 55.6°F (13.1°C). These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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