The most popular time for trekking in Bhutan is during the autumn, from late September to November when the climate is at its best. The skies are usually clear, offering fabulous unobstructed views of the mountain peaks. It is generally dry but there is always the chance of a rain shower (as there is at any time of year). Nights are very cold but daytime temperatures are likely to reach the mid 20Cs.
Spring, from March to May, is considered the next best time for many treks in Bhutan. Though there are more clouds and rain – or even the odd snow shower - than in the autumn, rhododendrons, magnolias and other wildflowers will be in flower. It’s not quite as chilly at night and you should still have glimpses of the high peaks, but they are unlikely to be as clear as in autumn.
During the winter months it is also possible to trek at lower altitudes (below 2000m) on trails that take you through villages, forests and across valleys.
If you're thinking of trekking in Bhutan, you might like to consider the Druk Path, a centuries old trade route between Thimphu and Paro.
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Posted by: Andrea Hulme