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

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Traveling to Paro, Bhutan? If you're planning to go to Paro, this 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 Paro, Bhutan

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

Important essentials for Paro, Bhutan

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.

  • (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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly product.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often become worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • 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).

General health necessities

Paro is at a very high altitude, and may result in altitude sickness. For that reason, you will want to pack strong altitude sickness prevention products and treatments.


  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen

    Like this


  • Supplements

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

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox

  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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

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January

January in Paro is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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February

If you vacation in Paro during February, you will probably find that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

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March

March in Paro is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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April

If you vacation in Paro during April, you may see that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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May

If you vacation in Paro during May, you might notice that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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June

Traveling to Paro in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

July is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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August

If you go to Paro in August, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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September

September here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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October

October is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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November

November in Paro is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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December

December for Paro can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

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Activities for Paro, Bhutan

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Paro.

If you visit the National Museum of Bhutan, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Taktsang Monastery, take the following:

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