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Bhutan Weather in June 2024: Climate & Travel Tips

Are you thinking about a trip to Bhutan in June? Read on to learn more about June weather in Bhutan, best places to visit in Bhutan in June, costs and crowing for the month, and clothes to wear for the weather.

Bhutan Weather in June: Overview

Bhutan Weather in June
  • Temperature range: 12–20°C (54–68°F)
  • Rainfall: 90 mm (4 inches)
  • Rainy days: 15
  • Sunny days: 20

June is the start of the monsoon season in Bhutan, though it gets less rain than much of the Indian subcontinent, being sheltered in the Himalayas. There will be more rain, though still only reaching moderate levels, which often falls in the late afternoon in the night. Stronger winds can also be expected from June to August. The weather in June is mild/warm and more humid in most parts of the country, with an average temperature range from 12°C to 20°C. There are around 15 rainy days in June.

Bhutan's Major Cities' Weather in June

City Min. Temp. (ºC) Max. Temp. (ºC) Rainfall (mm)
Thimphu 17 26 100
Paro 14 21 50
Punakha 6 15 120

Thimphu: The weather of Thimphu in June is warm/hot during the day and mild at night, with temperatures ranging from 17°C (62°F) to 26°C (80°F) on average, and light/moderate rains of about 100mm (4 inches) of rainfall come on about half the days of the month.

Paro: The weather of Paro in June is mild and pleasant. The daytime temperature gets up to around 21°C (70°F) and night temperatures drop to 14°C (57°F) on average. There are a few days of light rain, amounting to about 50 mm (2 inches) of rainfall.

Punakha: The weather of Punakha is cool/mild during daytime and pretty cold at night, with temperatures ranging from 6°C (43°F) to 15°C (59°F) on average. Rainfall is moderate at about 120 mm (5 inches) with about half June's days having some rain.

The Best Places to Visit in Bhutan in June

June is the start of the monsoon season in Bhutan. Because of its more-rainy conditions, few travelers choose this time to visit. But if you don't mind the sometimes-wet weather of June, it is a good time to see the fresh and vibrant national parks and countryside, as the rain waters the plants well. Here are the places you are most recommended to visit in June.

1. The Royal Manas Nature Park, Thimphu

Royal Manas National Park

June is a suitable time to explore Royal Manas National Park, as the weather turns warm, and animals are more active. As one of the oldest national parks in Bhutan, Royal Manas Park is the most-visited wildlife park for animal specialists and nature lovers. Covering an area of 1,057 sq. km (408 sq. miles), the park is well-known for its great biodiversity, which covers numerous endangered wildlife species including the one-horned rhino, Bengal tiger, clouded leopard, Gangetic dolphin, Himalayan black bear, and many more. If you are lucky enough, you can see the rare golden langur in the park. It is, of course, a popular destination for travelers with kids.

2. Tiger's Nest Monastery, Paro

Tiger's Nest Monastery

Tiger's Nest Monastery is one of the top-of-the-list places for most travelers to Bhutan. Located 3,120 meters (10,200 feet) above sea level in Paro Valley, the unique location and beautiful architecture make it a popular photography spot, which attracts lots of travelers from all over the world. It is now regarded as the travel icon of Bhutan. You will be amazed by the complex, which appears to cling to a cliff, at your first sight of the monastery. The lush green forested hills surrounding it are soothing to the eyes. Remember to wear a good pair of shoes as it is a moderate ascent up to it.

3. Punakha Dzong

Punakha Dzong

No matter when you visit Bhutan, a dzong (a Bhutanese monastic/administerial fort structure) is a must-visit attraction in Bhutan. Punakha Dzong is one of the most popular ones. Located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers, Punakha Dzong is the second oldest and largest dzong in Bhutan. The architectural complex used to where Bhutan's kings were crowned. Now, it is used as the governmental center of Punakha Prefecture. It is a good place to learn more about the history and culture of Punakha and Bhutan. The complex and its majestic surroundings with a river in front are a beautiful spot for photographers.

4. Tango Monastery, Thimphu

June is a good time to visit Bhutan's numerous monasteries as the rain in this month cleans everything, making it bright and fresh. Tango Monastery is one of the best to visit. Also known as Tango Buddhist Institute, the monastery is a place where you can learn more about the Buddhist culture of Bhutan. Tango Monastery was built around a cave on the steep crags of Thimphu Valley. Its unique location makes it a good spot for photographers and mountain hikers. You can also see some monks studying religious texts in the monastery. There are lots of interesting legends and beliefs about the monastery. You can spend half a day learning about them.

5. Thimphu Weekend Market

Thimphu Weekend Markets

If you are going to buy some travel souvenirs to bring home, Thimphu Weekend Market is the right place. Located on the west bank of river Wang Chhu in Thimphu, the weekend market is the busiest place in the capital each weekend. You can actually visit the weekend market from the night of Thursday to the end of Sunday, when you can buy local food, artifacts, ingredients, all kinds of folk items, and various other products.

Crowding and Costs in June

June is the start of the wet season in Bhutan. Few travelers choose this month to visit. You do not need to worry about crowding at attractions or public places.

June is a suitable time to save money on Bhutan travel. Many branded luxury hotels and gorgeous boutique hotels offer discounts during the whole month. One disadvantage of this month, though, is that flights are often delayed or canceled due to the weather.

What to Bring/Wear in June

June is mild/warm during the daytime and cool/mild at night. So, it is good to take some lightweight clothes — shorts, light trousers, skirts, T-shirts, light shirts, plus some sun protection... — with some long-sleeve tops, warmer trousers, and a light jacket or coat to change into according to the temperature. With up to 20 days of rain in June, it is recommended to take an umbrella or waterproof jacket for your stay in Bhutan in June.

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