Bhutan, Bhutan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Bhutan, Bhutan? If you're planning to go to Bhutan, below is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Bhutan, Bhutan

Based on the climate and weather in Bhutan, the best time to go is November. See below for details.

Important essentials for Bhutan, Bhutan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bhutan, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear away. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly product.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more

General health necessities

Bhutan is at a somewhat high altitude, and could cause problems for some. For that reason, you will want to be constantly hydrated and pack altitude sickness remedies.


  • Supplements

    Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor before using)


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Bhutan, Bhutan by month

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January

If you are traveling to Bhutan in January, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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February

If you go to Bhutan in February, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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March

March in Bhutan can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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April

If you go to Bhutan in April, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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May

May in Bhutan is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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June

If you go to Bhutan in June, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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July

In July, Bhutan is balmy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Bhutan, with most of the days of the month having rain.

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August

In August, Bhutan is mild. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Bhutan, with most of the days of the month having rain.

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September

If you vacation in Bhutan during September, you are likely to notice that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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October

Traveling to Bhutan in October, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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November

If you are traveling to Bhutan in November, you will notice that it is crisp. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (mid 10s C).

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December

December here is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

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