Best Time to Visit Thimphu

Weather Conditions in thimphu


Best Time to Visit Thimphu

The weather of Thimphu is defined as subtropical highland weather. Sitting pretty at a height of over 2500 meters, the surrounding valley is covered with a thin veil of forest. So, the city experiences varied temperatures through the year. So, the best time to visit Thimphu is up to you and a matter of your choice. 

March to May

If you’re looking for the perfect climate in terms of temperature, plan your trip for either the spring or autumn seasons. Between March to May, the nature is in full bloom here in Thimphu. A lush carpet of rhododendrons comes to life in stunning shades of pink, playful clouds float across the sky, countless birds flock and fly.

It’s a wonderful time with a spectacular visual treat. But there could still be a chill in the air and carrying woollens is highly recommended.

September to November

The best time to visit Thimphu is also between September and November. The weather is great with clear skies, endless mountain views and pleasant temperatures hovering between 12 to 20 degrees. This is also the peak tourist season for the city. This is when you can best indulge in trekking, adventure activities and sightseeing.

What’s more, it is also the time during which the Thimphu Tscechu celebrations are held. If you’re one for such experiences, opt for a tour around this season. But remember that because of this being the most popular time to visit, it would be advisable to book your tour in advance. 

June to September

Between June and September, the monsoon clouds roll in and the views around the city and surrounding valley take on a mesmeric, almost dream-like form. This may not be the best time to visit Thimphu if you don’t like the rains. But if you do, it will end up being one of the most brilliant experiences of your life. An authentic Himalayan monsoon, where every raindrop is as rejuvenating as the crisp mountain air.

Peak summer, around May, is not very tourist active but perhaps that is what also makes it the best time to visit Thimphu for you. The flowers are still in bloom, and if you don’t mind the slight warmer temperatures, it’s actually one of the most peaceful times to be in the city.

The best time to visit Thimphu during a week is definitely Saturday. That’s when the city is on full display. Everything from the Dzong to the night clubs stay open longer than usual. Then there’s the Weekend Market, where you can experience the many facets of Bhutanese culture through the exotic sights, smells and tastes.

It all comes down to the kind of experience you wish to have in Thimphu. Select Thimphu tour packages from SOTC’s wide array of options and get ready for a heavenly holiday.


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