Visiting Bhutan when in Spring and Autumn when temperatures vary between 0 and 27 degrees Celsius, 32 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit are the peak tourist season and pleasant. The winter months from November to February can be cold, but the clear blue skies allow for incredible views of the high Himalayas, and perfect conditions for photography. The Summer months are wet and damp, but this is the season for orchids and their incredible colours sing in the verdant landscape.
It is advised that you have layers of light clothing, perhaps some thermal underwear, a warm jumper, fleece or jacket for the evenings when the temperature can suddenly drop. Generally speaking, casual clothing is suitable throughout your stay and that the main requirement is that you are comfortable. Waterproofs and/or umbrellas – just in case!
Sunglasses and sun-cream or blocks are essential. Hand wipes (wet wipes/ anti-bacterial) and tissues are always useful. Insect repellent is advised for trekkers and birders and those prone to insect bites (known insect allergies please inform us when booking your trip). Flash lights are necessary when visiting remote areas and camping.
Trekking/Birding: in addition to the above, you will need strong waterproofs/wind-proofs, as the weather at higher climbs can change quite suddenly. Sturdy hiking boots with a solid lug sole are recommended. Thick, absorbent socks are also important to help cushion feet and prevent blisters. It is advisable that clothes are easy to wash and dry and that you have a small day-pack for your daily travelling needs (water, fleece etc). Warm head cover, ‘Adventure hat,’ gloves/mittens.