When to Go

  • The post-monsoon autumn weather, clear skies and the colourful and exciting Thimphu dromchoe and tsechu festivities make September to November the peak season, when flight and accommodation bookings can be tight.
  • In spring the rhododendrons in the surrounding hills erupt in blossom and the Je Khenpo leads the annual procession of monks from Punakha to their summer residence in Thimphu.
  • Saturday is a good day to be in the city throughout the year, with archery tournaments, expanded opening hours at the dzong, the Weekend Market and the liveliest nightlife, though some sights and all government offices are closed.