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

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

When to go to Thimphu, Bhutan

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

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

January

January in Thimphu can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Thimphu 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
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces

March

March in this region can be chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Thimphu during April, you are likely to find that it is mild.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Thimphu during July, you are likely to find that it is warm.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

Traveling to Thimphu 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:

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

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Thimphu 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:

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

November

If you visit Thimphu during November, you are likely to find that it is balmy.

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:

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

December

If you vacation in Thimphu during December, you are likely to find that it is chilly.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Thimphu, 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 Thimphu
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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