Bhutan in November

October to December, it suddenly becomes dry again and starts to cool. Although average highs are still a balmy 18 °C during the season, by late November it falls close to zero at night. However, the warm dry days make it a fine time to visit and the many ancient trees across the nation's national parks start to take on spectacular color. The seasonal dry weather sees the start of the vibrant Tshechu festivals, celebrating the 10th day of an autumn month in the lunar calendar (the date varies in the western calendar). Masked dances take place in different districts on different days. The Tshechu are dances based on morality tales of ancient Bhutanese saints. The social gatherings take place over several days and are a way for scattered villages to bond, and a delight for intrepid travelers.

The autumn months are the best time to visit northern Bhutan. The rain stops and skies turn clear and blue, providing spectacular views of Bhutan's unspoiled mountains. With the clearing of the monsoon mud, trekking seasons starts, and some of the most isolated hiking routes on the planet become open, including the Snowman Trek, one of the most challenging in the world. There are less locals and tourists in these northern regions than, say, Tibet or Nepal, and the isolation here is such that one can trek for days without encountering so much as a village. 

The climate in southern Bhutan is hot and humid ranging from 15 to 35 degree Celsius throughout the year.  Virtually any time of the years is good to visit.

Suggested Itineraries

Classic Bhutan

Take a classic tour of Bhutan’s five main cities and beautiful countryside on this 12-day journey from Paro to Bumthang. You’ll visit such time-honored spots as Tiger’s Nest Monastery and Gangtey Monastery, have scenic picnics riverside and hilltop, and explore the lush Tang Valley - all while staying in luxurious lodges dotted across the country.

Interest Heritage
Destination Bhutan
Duration
12 days / 11 nights
Price Per Person
From $15,300

Ancient & Modern: Bangkok and Bhutan

See the contrast of two cultures as they’re juxtaposed before your eyes on this 16-day luxury journey through Thailand’s Bangkok and Bhutan. You’ll compare the glimmering Grand Palace and Wat Arun to the ancient architecture of Bhutan’s monasteries, raft the Mo Chu river, and spend nights at the luxurious Amankora.

Interests Architecture, Heritage
Destinations Thailand, Bhutan
Duration
16 days / 15 nights
Price Per Person
From $19,500

Bhutan Luxury Road Trip

Take a ride on the open road through Bhutan’s stunning countryside, as you’re chauffeured from Paro to Thimpu in your luxury vehicle. You’ll marvel at religious sites like Rimpung Dzong and Drukgyel Dzong, interact with local families at their farms, and enjoy luxury stays at luxurious Amankora hotels.

Destination Bhutan
Duration
14 days / 13 nights
Price Per Person
From $12,600

Druk Path Trek

Experience a whirlwind 6-day adventure through Bhutan’s rugged terrain. You’ll take in the natural beauty of Paro Valley and Simkota Lake, while you marvel at the ancient Tiger’s Nest Monastery, see the takin at an animal preserve, and sleep at the luxe Amankora, on this incredible journey.

Interest Trekking
Destination Bhutan
Duration
6 days / 5 nights
Price Per Person
From $3,500

Intimate India and Beautiful Bhutan: Overland from New Delhi to Bumthang

Spend 22 days traveling from India to Bhutan on this luxurious adventure of a lifetime. Shop in New Delhi’s world-famous Chandni Chowk market, dine at the Calcutta Polo Club, and marvel at the ancient Tibetan Buddhist Ghoom Monastery, while staying in luxury hotels like Amankora and Oberoi.

Interest Heritage
Destinations India, Bhutan
Duration
22 days / 21 nights
Price Per Person
From $20,600

Riding the Dragon: A Cycling Adventure in Bhutan

Traverse the Himalayan nation of Bhutan by bike on this week-long endurance challenge, which combines immersion in Bhutan’s undulating landscapes with experiences focused on Bhutanese heritage and culture.

Interests Responsible, Bicycling, Amazing Landscapes
Destination Bhutan
Duration
7 days / 6 nights
Price Per Person
From $11,400

An Intimate Himalayan Adventure: Through China, Nepal, Bhutan and India

Explore the world’s most majestic peaks on this 22-day Himalayan adventure. You’ll trek through China, Nepal, Bhutan and India, staying at luxury hotels and lodges like the Amankora or Uma by COMO. You’ll walk along the Great Wall of China, visit the ancient Potala Palace, and search for Bengal Tigers in Chitwan.

Interests Amazing Landscapes, Sports, Post-covid Wellness
Destinations China, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Tibet
Duration
22 days / 21 nights
Price Per Person
From $21,500

Beautiful Bhutan by Bike

Take in Bhutan’s lush landscape on this 16-day luxury bicycle adventure, pedalling past ancient Buddhist temples like the Taktsang Monastery, climbing Bhutan’s highest road pass, Thrumsing La, and gaining insight into local religion at a Buddhist festival in Jakar, while staying in luxe hotels like Uma by COMO.

Interest Bicycling
Destination Bhutan
Duration
16 days / 15 nights
Price Per Person
From $9,400

Chomolhari Base Camp Trek

Reap the rewards of challenging yourself to this incredible 13-day trek through Bhutan’s majestic mountains. You’ll hike and camp in breathtaking spots like the base camp of Mount Chomolhari, visit historic landmarks in Paro like the Kyichu Lhakhang Temple, and stay in luxury at the Amankora or Uma by COMO.

Interests Trekking, Glamping
Destination Bhutan
Duration
13 days / 12 nights
Price Per Person
From $7,200

Lhuntsi Trek

Experience the natural beauty of Bhutan on this exciting 12-day trek through some of the country’s most picturesque scenery. You’ll step into the past at the ancient Kyichu Lhakhang Temple, explore the Kuri Chhu river on foot, and make a pilgrimage to Singye Dzong, while staying at luxury hotels like the Amankora.

Interest Trekking
Destination Bhutan
Duration
12 days / 11 nights
Price Per Person
From $7,400

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