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Bhutan has a lot of intriguing things to see and do, despite not being as well-known as other travel locations. Bhutan, often known as the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a peaceful nation situated on the eastern Himalayas’ southern slopes. It is renowned for its stunning valleys, mountains, and old temples, as well as its ties to Buddhism and promoting peace to the world. It is a country rich in culture and tradition. Bhutan, a nation with a population of under 8,000, depends heavily on tourism to support its people. Bhutan is a wonderful destination for anyone who wants to take it easy and live more slowly. There are many tour operators who provide Bhutan luxury tours and you can select what best suits your budget and time duration. This travel advice for Bhutan will be useful when planning your next getaway.


Peak and Off Seasons 

In Bhutan, spring (March through May) and autumn (September through November) are the busiest travel times. Particularly busy months include March, April, October, and November. It is essential to reserve your vacation package and plane tickets at least three months in advance if you plan to go during these months.   

It is always advised  to make plans in advance to prevent disappointment because Druk Air tickets were sold out for 3 straight weeks in 2010. Since these are the best months for festivals and trekking, which are both obviously popular activities, more people choose to go during this time. Consider travelling during the off-peak season if you wish to avoid the tourist crowds.

With the adoption of the new Bhutan Tourism Act 2022, Bhutan will no longer have a minimum daily rate policy (MDRP), although there will still be a cost variation for lodging during peak and off-peak travel times. Peak season might differ from non-peak season by as much as 50%.


Best seasons to visit Bhutan

Your interests in sights and activities will determine a lot. The greatest months for trekking are April, May, September, and October because of the ideal weather conditions. The skies are typically clear and blue, even though it is cooler, and most importantly, it won’t be muddy. Please be aware that Bhutan’s monsoon season runs from mid-June to mid-September, and that morning light rain (lasting 1-2 hours) is usual during this period. Even though it’s uncommon, it is not normally advised to hike unless it’s a quick day walk. 

Summer is a great time for mushroom hunting (there’s even a Matsutake Mushroom Festival) and to catch glimpses of (often double) rainbows over the valleys. Winter is a fantastic time to see the endangered black necked cranes in their winter habitat, the Phobjikha valley. Anytime might be a wonderful time to go if you’re there for spiritual or solace purposes.


Homestay is always better


To be honest, opinions on this suggestion are frequently divided. Many tourists prefer to unwind in the convenience of a hotel room given the amount of money they spend on the vacation. Others, on the other hand, adore the authenticity of staying with a local family and experiencing daily life in Bhutan directly.

If you’re thinking of going this route, keep in mind that not all households have access to contemporary conveniences, such as electricity or hot water for showers; some may even have to boil their water using firewood. They will more than make up for any shortcomings in facilities with their world-class hospitality.

Consider ending your bhutan will journey with a soothing, luxurious stay in a 5-star hotel after travelling across this lovely nation and perhaps participating in a homestay with a local family.