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Places worth a visit to Bhutan in September

Bhutan - The Last Shangri-La, with its majestic mountains, pleasant valleys, rich culture, and customs, puts it at the top of the list of tourist destinations people want to visit. Planning to visit Bhutan, you are welcome to inquire Bhutantrip, we have the best Bhutan tour packages, also customized according to your requirements.

Can I travel to Bhutan now? Is Bhutan open for tourists in 2022?

The Bhutan Tourism Board has announced that the country will reopen its borders to international tourists from September 23, with an increased focus on the sustainability of the industry. In addition, Bhutan will more than triple the current tour fee from $65 a night to $200 a night.

Is it is worth visiting Bhutan in September or autumn?

Although March and April are the most popular months to visit Bhutan, September is an ideal time to visit this scenic country. The monsoon season is coming to an end, and the weather is perfect for hiking and excursions. Clear blue skies make for a pleasant time outdoors and make the most of the beauty around you. September is also a time of great celebrations in Bhutan, including the popular Thimphu Tshechu and Black-necked Crane Festival.

Travel to Bhutan in September Autumn

If you want to revel in the true beauty of Bhutan and how the land of the Druks embraces all forms of life, you must plan to visit this country during the fall. As the season rolls around, the whole country is under control, and it breeds a stunningly pristine vision that can soothe all the weariness of life.

September to November is a great time to experience the festivities and draw energy from the stunning perspectives and pleasant temperatures. Temperatures should be expected to be around 25°C in the sun, but cooler at night and higher altitudes. What's more, if you're feeling blue in September, Bhutan is undoubtedly the best place to get your blues out of your craving for something new.

Is September the best time to go to Bhutan?

Visit Bhutan in September, September is the beginning of autumn in Bhutan. By September, the monsoon rains slowly recede and autumn begins. Bhutan has two of the best seasons, spring from March to May and autumn from September to November. Most of the country is at fairly high altitudes, but not all. The southern area around Royal Manas National Park is cooler and September is still hot with temperatures ranging from 75-88° F (24-31° C). Zhongshan is a bit cooler, with average temperatures in Punakha (4250 ft/1300 m) ranging from 68 to 81° F (20 to 27° C).

What's the weather and climate like in Bhutan in September?

The country can be divided into three geographic and climatic zones. The foothills have a tropical climate. The interior of the Himalayas has a mild climate with monsoon rains. The severity of the High Himalayas is the Alps. However, the weather in the central and western parts of Bhutan is still cool, with sunny weather and moderate temperatures in September, tourists love to visit Bhutan. In early September, Bhutan is still in the monsoon season. Rain usually occurs at night and does not pose a threat to morning travel. Autumn starts in late September. The weather was fine and sunny.

Places worth a visit to Bhutan in September

1. Participate in the Thimphu Tashichho Dzong celebration

This is one of the biggest festivals in Bhutan and lasts for three full days. The celebration was held in the capital Thimphu. The festival or Tshechu is celebrated in honor of Guru Padmasambhava's birthday. This annual religious event is where people gather and witness mask dances such as Guru Tsenghye Chham (Eight Manifestations of Guru) and Shawa Shachi (Dance of Stag and Hound). In addition to these dances, there are traditional Bhutanese dance performances. If you're in Bhutan in September, you shouldn't miss this spectacle.

Tashichho dzong mask dance

Tashichho Dzong Mask Dance

2. Meet the Black-necked cranes of Phobjikha Valley

September in Bhutan means the black-necked cranes return to the Phobjikha Valley in central Bhutan. You've never seen a spectacular gathering of migratory birds, and this is the perfect time to visit Bhutan. Stay in the valley with local villagers and make the most of this one-of-a-kind experience.

Black Necked Cranes of Phobjikha

Black Necked Cranes of Phobjikha

3. Go to Tiger's Nest Temple

Paro Taktsang (Taktsang Lhakhang) is Bhutan's most iconic landmark and religious site. The name Taktsang translates to  "The Tiger's Nest". In September, the trek to the Tiger's Nest Temple is one of the main tourist attractions in Bhutan. The weather is perfect for a long hike and the views are out of this world. The monastery consists of four temples perched stunningly on a cliff 900 meters above the ground. The trek to the Tiger's Nest usually takes a full day. It takes about 5 hours to walk up and down, plus 1 hour to visit the monastery. This excursion is considered moderate to severe based on the fitness level of previous travelers.


The Tigers Nest Temple(Paro Taktsang)

4. Hike to the highest mountain pass in Bhutan

Blue skies and bright, sunny weather provide perfect conditions for hiking. Bhutan offers many options for hikers such as Druk Path Trekking and Bumthang Owl Trekking.The drive to the country's highest mountain pass, Cherella Pass, is another tourist attraction. Some travelers also hike to this pass. The drive takes you through the forest with views of rivers and waterfalls along the way. From Chele La Pass, you can also see Jomolhari, the most sacred mountain in Bhutan. This is possible in September due to sunny weather.

Jomolhari-the most sacred mountain in Bhutan

Jomolhari-the most sacred mountain in Bhutan

5. Hiking and trekking

If you are an avid hiker or hiker, September is the best month to visit Bhutan. The weather in and around Bhutan makes for a great time for hikers. The Zuri Dzong trek in the Paro Valley is a place of tranquility, serenity, and an excellent backdrop. There is a belief that Buddha meditated for many years in Dzong's cave. Trashiyangtse is another trek with amazing views of the Bhutanese countryside. A few other treks you can do are Jhomolhari Trek, Druk Path Trek and Snowman Trek, Phobjikha Trek, and more. Overall, trekking in Bhutan is different from other treks because the culture, traditions, and natural state remain the same.


Paro Valley

September is worth a trip to Bhutan

Apart from the above-mentioned locations, September is a high season in Bhutan, mainly due to the sunny weather and the fun activities you can participate in. Therefore, if you are planning to visit Bhutan in September, we recommend that you plan your Bhutan trip in advance. The Bhutan Tourism Board has announced that the country will reopen its borders to international tourists starting September 23. As a result, flights and hotels in Bhutan may sell out quickly, so making all the arrangements in advance is the best way.

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