Discover boutique hotels in Bumthang, Bhutan

When to go

October to December are considered the best months to visit, bringing clear skies and plenty sunshine. From May, things get more hot and humid; monsoons arrive from June to September, often hiding the mountains in thick cloud.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Unless you’re already in the country, you'll almost certainly be flying into Paro, Bhutan’s only international airport. Most people get there by flying to Delhi, Bangkok or Calcutta, then hopping on a Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines service. From Paro, you can either catch a Druk Air flight to Bumthang’s Bathpalathang Airport, or take a car, a journey of eight hours.
  • Automobiles

    Bhutan’s tourism laws make it essential to arrange your transport in advance, so it’s unlikely you’ll be doing any driving of your own. And if you were, you’d need to take into account that roads are often mountainous and winding, meaning they’re best tackled by locals.