Punakha, Bhutan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Punakha, Bhutan

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

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

January

January in Punakha is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans

February

If you visit Punakha during February, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Fleeces

April

If you are traveling to Punakha in April, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans

May

If you are traveling to Punakha in May, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks

June

June is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants

July

July in Punakha is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants

September

If you vacation in Punakha during September, you are likely to find that it is balmy.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

October

Traveling to Punakha in October, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

November

If you visit Punakha during November, you are likely to find that it is mild.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Dresses

December

If you go to Punakha in December, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Punakha, Bhutan

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D and G
  • A SIM card that works in Punakha
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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