Spring and early summer are the best times to visit Thimphu. This period runs from March to early May. Thimphu, located in the valley of the Raidak River, is popular for its diverse temperatures throughout the year. The climatic conditions in the city keep changing all through the year and fluctuates between wet and dry. The city is surrounded by hills and thus, the temperature here changes according to the weather on these hills. Thimphu is encircled by a thin layer of forests.
Climate in Thimphu
March to May is the time when Thimpu experiences the spring season. It is the best time to visit the city. Flowers are in full bloom and therefore, nature lovers can enjoy the natural beauty all around. In this season, the temperature plunges to around 7 degrees Celsius and it is advisable to carry woolen clothes.
June to August is the time of summer season in Thimphu. The season also experiences mild showers in the afternoon. Average temperature in summer is around 28 degrees Celsius.
September to November is the autumn season in Thimphu, and it is also a great time to explore the city. The skies remain clear and the weather is pleasant during autumn. The temperature is also cool and congenial enough for sightseeing. For trekking enthusiasts, this is the best time to visit Thimphu.
Thimphu sees winters from December to February. The weather gets extremely cold in this season and the temperatures can plummet to zero, especially during the mornings and evenings.