Bhutan in September

July to September and we are firmly in the Kingdom of Bhutan's monsoon season, with the heaviest rains occurring in the west, which includes the nation's capital, Thimphu. In July the daily highs are around 25 °C, but it is muggy and average precipitation in the capital reaches 373 mm monthly. Thunder and lightning often comes before the rain, with large dark clouds plunging the skies into a frequent overcast gray. Travelers duck between the showers and head inside to visit significant historical and religious sights dotted throughout central Bhutan, such as the Changangkha Temple in the Thimphu valley, or the Watchtower of Trongsa Museum, which offers unrivalled insight into the nation's political history.

In northern Bhutan, though precipitation depends on altitude and is much lower than in other regions, it is significant enough to make many of the trekking routes too wet and muddy for safe passage, with many choosing to wait for the drier autumn. The temperature remains fairly constant in the highest alpine areas along the Tibetan border, remaining between 4 and 8 °C both day and night, though it is up to 10 degrees warmer at lower elevations. While not ideal for trekking, the higher altitude flowers come out over the summer months, and it is a good time to seek out a sheltered vantage point to watch the mountain meadows as they slowly burst into summer bloom.

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 though the summer monsoons bring the natural limitations of the constant downpours.

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
Duration
12 days / 11 nights
Price Per Person
From $15,300

A Mindful and Cultural Journey - Aman Jet Expeditions - September 21 - October 7, 2022

Travel through the spiritual heart of Asia to Vietnam, Laos, Bhutan, India and Sri Lanka focusing on wellness, mindfulness and the diverse cultures of these four fascinating countries.

Date
September 21 - October 7, 2022
Price Per Person
From $88,888

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
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.

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
Duration
6 days / 5 nights
Price Per Person
From $3,500

Following Buddha's Footsteps Across the Himalayas

This 19-day itinerary promises to immerse you deep into the local culture and religious beliefs throughout the Himalayas by exploring beautiful ancient religious monuments and sacred sites of worship. Follow in the footsteps of the revered Buddha, from his birthplace, to where he was believed to have gained enlightenment, and the site of his death.

Interests Spirituality, Post-covid Wellness
Duration
19 days / 18 nights
Price Per Person
From $15,600

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
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
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
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
Duration
16 days / 15 nights
Price Per Person
From $9,400

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