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Bhutan

Bhutan

Ancient traditions and rare wildlife

A magical kingdom hidden deep in the folds of the Himalayan mountains, Bhutan offers an exclusive and remote escape. Living in close harmony with nature, Bhutan has evolved a unique identity derived largely from a rich cultural and religious heritage.

The small and predominantly Buddhist nation of Bhutan, tucked between China and India, is lanced by deep ravines and coated with thick woods. The kingdom’s golden-roofed temples, magnificent fortress-like monasteries and timeless rural villages are as close to a Shangri-La as you can find in the modern world.

Bhutan is filled with tangible examples of its ancient traditions and mythical past, from the striking architecture of its mountain forts and monasteries to the images of Buddhist religious figures painted or carved onto the craggy cliffs. Frayed prayer flags flutter in spectacular mountain passes and prayer wheels turn slowly with the current of clear mountain streams.

Blessed with an extraordinary range of natural habitats, from subtropical valleys to alpine peaks, Bhutan is also home to some exceptional wildlife including Asian elephant, Bengal tiger, red panda, Himalayan black bear, black-necked cranes, Himalayan musk deer, Asiatic black bear, sloth bear, leopards and the gray wolf.

What's the weather like?

When to visit Bhutan

October to November is the ideal time to visit Bhutan as the air is clear and fresh with sunny skies. December to February is colder but a photographer’s dream with prayer flags fluttering against snowy backdrops. From January until April the climate remains dry and pleasant the birds are in song and the famous rhododendrons are in bloom, flooding the valleys with colour, making it the best time for hiking. Do note that Bhutan’s weather varies dramatically depending on the elevation.
  • 18
    °C
    99
    MM
    Autumn
    September - November
  • 11
    °C
    11
    MM
    Winter
    December - February
  • 18
    °C
    99
    MM
    Spring
    March - May
  • 21
    °C
    318
    MM
    Summer Monsoon
    June - August

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