Bhutan in DecemberIs coming to Bhutan in winter a good idea? Yes, it is an excellent plan. You might be worried about the cold but apart from elevations of above the height of 3000 meters you will experience quite pleasant temperatures during a day. Though in the morning, evening and night, you might have to endure mild freezing. Bhutan has become a popular tourist destination for all the tourists ranging from honeymooners to the solo travelers. With monasteries and fortresses, Bhutan is also famous for its vibrant culture and Buddhism as the most practiced religion.
What types of seasons are there in Bhutan?The small country of Bhutan has four major seasons namely,
- Spring (March to May)
- Summer (June to August)
- Autumn (September to mid-November), and
- Winter (mid-November to February)
Why is it good to visit Bhutan in December?The best month to visit Bhutan is during the months of October to December. Bhutan in December marks the beginning of winter and hence the temperature stays cool with clear skies, and the place is not much crowded. It creates an ideal environment for a trouble-free and cost-effective Bhutan tour.
Bhutan festivals celebrated in December:In the month of December, Bhutan gives an opportunity to explore the country by witnessing the various festivals hosted by the locals. 1- Druk Wangyel Tshechu:
2- Trongsa Tshechu:
In the courtyard of Trongsa Dzong, this festival of Trongsa Tshechu is celebrated. It is an ancient festival with the rich traditions of the country of Bhutan. This festival is a huge celebration of 3 days and attracts people from all the ages and places of Bhutan and outside. Highlights: Blessings of the sacred Throngdrol 2018 date: 15th to 17th of December
Attending the Trongsa Tshechu Festival! The women helped me dress in Bhutan’s national and traditional dress, the Kira and Toego with the ceremonial Rachu over my left shoulder. It was a gorgeous day. Thank you, Bhutan, for letting us attend your religious festival! @keithandreen pic.twitter.com/ajkvR5Nb2P— ???????•??? (@katrinalaw) December 26, 2017
3- Lhuentse Tshechu:Lhuentse Tshechu is celebrated in Lhuentse in the easternmost district of Bhutan. The villages celebrated their own unique festivals but what catches the eyes most is the huge annual three-day festival which is celebrated to honor the deities. It is a religious festival where a huge number of devotees gather here to view the festivals. Highlights: The colorful attire of Kushithara, and Lhuentse Dzong 2018 date: 15th to 17th of December
4- Nabji Lhakhang Drup:Nabji Lhakhang Drup is the festival celebrated in Nabji village of Trongsa. This festival is held in honor of Guru Padmasambhava which is considered as the second Buddha who reinforced Buddhism in Bhutan. Highlights: Tercham (Dance of the treasure) Mewang (Fire Dance) 2018 Date: 22nd to 24th of December Why be a part of the Bhutan festivals? The festivals of Bhutan are so vibrant and colorful that it will compel you to join the people performing dances to enjoy the festivals to the fullest. There are some other reasons too for you to be a part of the Bhutanese culture and traditions.
- You can join the locals by wearing the finest attires
- You will be able to realize the meaning of life through dances
- Receive blessings from the rarely displayed sacred relics
- Wear the Bhutanese costume by choosing the favorite color
- You can taste the festival meals like the locals