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5 reasons to visit Bhutan this summer

Summer (June - August) brings Bhutan to life with its lush green landscapes, mountain flowers in full bloom, gushing waterfalls, and flourishing rice fields set against clear, sunny skies.

Contrary to popular belief, the monsoon season for many parts of Bhutan is much lighter than other destinations in South East Asia, and often consists of short rains in the late afternoon, making it a perfect time for visitors looking to experience Bhutan's beauty in all its glory.


Nimalung Tshechu (June):Experience a vibrant spectacle of dance and music, a tribute to Bhutanese heritage.


Kurjey Tshechu (late June): Engage in the spiritual festivities at Kurjey Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s holiest temples, honoring Guru Rinpoche.


Bhutan Echoes Literature Festival (Aug): Enjoy a celebration of arts, culture and literature from Bhutanese and international artists.


Mushroom Festivals

(Aug): Bhutan has more than 400 species of mushrooms, and guests visit Bhutan from all over the world to sample these funghi delicacies.


Nature walks:Traverse the intensely green valleys and woodlands, reaching peak lushness in summer.

Explore the western and central valleys: Journey to Haa Valley, Phobjikha Valley, or Bumthang Valley, to witness Bhutan carpeted in a thick blanket of lush greenery and summer flowers.


Rafting:Experience the thrill of river rafting on the Mo Chhu or Pho Chhu rivers, blending peaceful stretches with exhilarating rapids.

Treks: Opt for treks in lower elevations, such as the Bumthang Cultural Trek, more navigable in the summer months. Despite the rainfall, trekking in summer can offer a memorable experience for adventure enthusiasts with numerous trails to choose from. The landscape is covered in lush greenery and the waterfalls are gushing.


Photography tours:Seize the opportunity to photograph Bhutan’s stunning landscapes and architectural marvels, particularly in the crisp clarity following nocturnal rains.

Private and memorable: Explore the less crowded yet equally majestic Tiger’s Nest Monastery during the summer.


Try regional cuisine: Savor the season’s bounty with fresh ingredients featured in local cuisine. Summer presents the prime time to indulge in Bhutanese dishes celebrating the harvest.

Cooking classes: Engage in culinary workshops to master the art of Bhutanese cooking.

To learn more about visiting Bhutan in the summer, contact our hosts or book via one of our Bhutanese Tour Operators.

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