Seasons to visit Bhutan
In spring when the mountains are aflame with red, pink, white and yellowish rhododendrons, bird watchers come from all over the world for a chance to spot very rare Himalayan birds. In spring, the trees sprout new leaves, flowers bloom, farmers begin planting seeds again and nomads begin to move their yaks to the Highlands. Paro Tshechu one of the most famous festivities in honour of Guru Rinpoche (Padma Shambvawa) takes place during this season. During this season, views are clear of and in Himalayas for trekking and it is the right time to plan for a lifelong memorable and breathe taking adventure trip it your season of perennial happiness.
Monsoon rains may seem daunting in the summer months but it is also when the rivers and lakes are refilled and charged. This makes white water rafting and kayaking a more fun especially along the River Punatshangchu in the Punakha valley. Mountains views become delightfully cloaked in clouds, as a painter’s refined dream, like the classic Chinese paintings. It is also a good time to see many wild flowers blooming in the forests and listen to the birds chirping, making a perfect time and moment to see the new meaning of life with contemplation and reflection through practice yoga and meditation.
Autumn is the most beautiful season bringing deep understanding to impermanence with shedding of paling leaves of robust trees and plants, claiming as a time for relaxation and enjoying the true relationship with nature. The colourful autumn fills the air with love and make romance come alive for honeymooners.Great Festivals of Tsechus come alive at every village and districts , farmers starts the harvest with joy and happiness.
Winter is another beautiful season. It is time to enjoy in colourful folds of warm winter clothes and watch some of the stunning panorama of nature. The rare Black Necked Cranes fly in, all the way, from much colder Tibetan Plateau to spend the winter in Phobjikha in the west and Bumdeling in the Far East. It is a rare treat to see and photograph these beautiful majestic birds in their natural habitat.
Winter has its own charm and beauty with blue and clear skies offering different photo opportunities with some great Buddhist festivals in different regions of the country. It is time to mix, share and care for greater community vitality – a time to build relationship.
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