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The best time to travel in Bhutan

To discover Bhutan, set off preferably in October-November or between March and May. However, you can also adapt your travel dates to the festival calender and take part in a tsechu, a typical dance festival.

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The best months for going to Bhutan are those of October and November or March, April and May, when the climate is at its most pleasant. This is a pleasant time to go on a trek. You can also go the rest of the year, but avoid the months of June, July and August, which are very rainy. Cover up if you go to the Himalayas!

Trek in the Himalayas

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Go in October-November or between March and May to go on a trek between Paro and Thimphu, for example. The Jhomolhari trek is also exceptional, offering breathtaking scenery. Even though it is (very) expensive, the Snowman trek remains a must for the more fond of sports with a taste for adventure.

Fauna and flora observation trip

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Go and meet Bhutan's mountain goats and also come across red pandas. Choose Royal Manas National Park to meet the country's wild species, but be careful: tourism here is in its infancy. Or walk amongst the rhododendrons and be hypnotised by the beauty of the absolutely sublime Dochula forest. Favour spring and autumn.

Travel around feasts and festivals

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You cannot go to Bhutan without taking part in a tsechu, a typical dance festival . You will be charmed by the masked dances and magnificent costumes of these celebrations. Take part in Ura yakchoe or Punakha Drubchen in February or March. If you go in June despite the monsoon, you will be able to take part in the Kurjey festival. If you do not mind the crowd, take part in Paro's tsechu in November-December.

A trip for relaxation and healthcare

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Why not treat yourself with a luxury trip and get pampered? A trip to Bhutan affords a good opportunity to do so. Receive a massage, take yoga classes, hot stone baths... and discover the well-renowned Ayurvedic care. Favour autumn and spring.

Trip to the sacred sites

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Bhutan abounds in fabulous pilgrimage sites. The most well-known is Taktshang Goemba, but you can also discover Gom Kora and its numerous relics. To discover these out of the ordinary sacred places in the best possible climatic conditions, avoiding the rain and mud, go preferably in spring or autumn.
Tiphaine Leblanc
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Updated 26 October 2018
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