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Things to Do in Bhutan in July

Visit the Folk Heritage Museum, Hike around Haa Valley, explore Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, Enjoy at Haa Summer Festival and many more.

Bhutan in July transforms into a land of vibrant green landscapes with refreshing rainfall. This month shows the unique beauty of the country with its mystical monasteries, rich cultural heritage, and the freshness of the rainy season. The cool and sometimes misty weather is perfect for exploring the iconic sites of Bhutan, like the Tiger’s Nest Monastery and the Punakha Dzong on your Bhutan tour.

July provides a chance to witness the spectacular beauty of the Phobjikha Valley, where you can spot the graceful black-necked cranes. Nature lovers can walk over the Punakha Suspension Bridge to watch birds and visit Chimi Lhakhang Temple and Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. If you are looking for some adventure, July is the perfect time for river rafting and trekking in the lower plains. This month lets you immerse yourself in the natural splendour that Bhutan is well-known for.
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Essential Information About Bhutan In July

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Weather Conditions Of Bhutan In July

Bhutan in July experiences the monsoon season. During this time, the weather is warm and humid, with temperatures ranging between 13 and 22 degrees Celsius. Bhutan receives rainfall mainly from India, which makes July the rainiest month in the country. The countryside looks luscious and beautiful at this time.

On the other hand, you can see colourful wildflowers in the mountains. If you are looking for some adventurous things to do in Bhutan, you can indulge in trekking in the lower areas and white water rafting in July. Since there is less crowd, you can enjoy the discounted rates on hotels and flight prices.
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What To Pack For Bhutan Trip

For a trip to Bhutan during July, you can pack lightweight hiking boots for trekking and visiting Tiger’s Nest Monastery. You can also bring ginger chews for motion sickness and dress in layers as the weather can sometimes become cool during heavy rainfall. It is also advisable to carry hand warmers for cold mornings and evenings.

Since July is during the monsoon season, you can pack a lightweight raincoat and a small travel umbrella. You can also wear rugged-bottom sandals for walking around the towns in Bhutan. Moreover, it is essential to bring toilet paper and hand sanitiser for hygiene purposes.

Things to Do in Bhutan in July

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Visit the Folk Heritage Museum

Visiting the Folk Heritage Museum in Thimphu allows you to see a 150-year-old 3-storey building made of mud and wood. It displays the local Bhutanese way of life and cultural traditions through its exhibits. On your visit to Bhutan in July, you can see the beautifully decorated barn on the first floor, a safe store on the second, and a living area on the top floor.

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Hike Around Haa Valley

Hiking around Haa Valley is one of the best things to do in Bhutan in July as it lets you soak in the calm weather and witness blooming flowers all around. It allows you to enjoy the natural beauty and scenic tracks on mountains, dense forests, paddy fields and meadows. Some of the popular hiking tracks at this time include Katsho Goemba and Jana Dingkha.

After the exploration, you can relax by the riverside and enjoy the peaceful surroundings in the Haa Valley. You can even click pictures against the backdrop of beautiful landscapes to cherish the moments of hiking down memory lane.

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05

Explore Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

If you are looking for peace, there is no other beautiful place to visit than Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten in Bhutan in July. Upon visiting, you can admire the architectural design that follows Bhutanese Holy Scriptures to ward off evil spirits. It is also surprising to know that this four-story temple was constructed by local carpenters, painters, and sculptors over 9 years. You can also enjoy the views of large rice fields and miniature Chortens surrounding the temple.
06

Explore Authentic Handicrafts Market

Exploring the special handicrafts market in Thimphu is one of the worth considering things to do in Bhutan in July. This market gives you the chance to buy authentic Himalayan handicrafts, most of which are made in Nepal. You can find unique items like bowls, amulets, prayer beads, badges, and printing blocks.

It is a great place to taste some Bhutanese peach wine called Zumzin in this market.If you are a fashion lover, you can shop for your favourite clothes, mats, wristbands and watches from this authentic handicrafts market in Bhutan.
07

Enjoy at Haa Summer Festival

The Haa Summer Festival celebrates the unique nomadic traditions and culture of the Haa Valley in Bhutan in July. This festival lets you experience traditional songs, dances and indigenous sports that display the living culture of the valley. It also allows you to get an insight into the real lifestyle of the nomadic herders.

On your visit, you should try their special buckwheat dumplings called 'hoentoe'. It is also advisable to taste their local alcoholic drink named Ara while watching the performances during the festival. You can even opt for homestays to spend your night after the celebration of the Haa Summer Festival.
08

Marvel at Tiger Nest Monastery

Trekking to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery or Taktsang Palphug is a must-do activity in Bhutan during July. It generally takes 2 to 4 hours to reach the monastery through uphill and downhill paths along the prayer flags and wheels. Upon reaching the top, you can enjoy the gorgeous views of the Paro Valley. In this valley, you will be surprised to see the stunning vistas of the Tiger’s Nest Monastery with its white building and golden roof against the green hills.
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See Artefacts At The National Museum

Among the top things to do in Bhutan in May, seeing the artefacts at the National Museum is a top choice for history buffs.  From the Stone Age to a modern Mahayanist Buddhist and multicultural kingdom, the museum displays the evolution of the country. It has various art galleries and interesting exhibits, including a unique event where a mule laid an egg. 

You can even witness a rich collection of festival masks, religious statues, and thangkas (scroll paintings).  This museum is a wonderful place if you want to learn about Bhutanese culture, history and traditions.  You will also be amazed to see the conch shell shape of the museum. 
10

Go On A Bike Trip

Go On A Bike TripBiking is an exciting way to explore the stunning landscapes of Bhutan in July. It lets you ride along thrilling gradients and smooth trails with beautiful mountain views. On this journey, you will visit ancient Buddhist temples, which are the key parts of Bhutanese culture. You can also explore top biking tracks like Paro Valley, Punakha, Wangthang La, Wamrong and Trongsa.

This bike trip lets you witness the magical Himalayas at Dochu-La Pass and the biggest Buddha statue in the world in Thimphu. It is also advisable not to forget to visit the Palace of Great Happiness, Punakha Dzong, and discover the Secret mantra of Happiness in the Himalayan Shangri La.
11

Walk Over The Punakha Suspension Bridge

Experiencing the thrill of walking across the Punakha Suspension Bridge is one of the best things to do in Bhutan in July. This 160-metre-long bridge spans the Po Chhu River and offers beautiful mountain views. Draped with prayer flags, it provides a unique spot for bird watching and nature photography.

 Through this bridge, you can visit the iconic Punakha Dzong and explore the Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. You can also hike to the Chimi Lhakhang Temple for blessings and witness the golden-roofed structure. Walking along this bridge is not only an adventure, however, it connects you to many historical and religious places in the country.
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Pray at Gangtey Monastery

If you want to experience the spiritual heart of Bhutan in July, you should go and pray at Gangtey Monastery. It is the largest Nyingmapa Monastery, which showcases the religious traditions of Pema Lingpa. You can witness the intricate woodwork and Tibetan-style architecture in the monastery. Its massive hall and detailed frescoes also make it a unique and beautiful site to explore. You can also see the lifestyle of over 100 Buddhist monks in maintaining and managing the site of Gangtey Monastery.

People Also Ask About Bhutan

  1. What is the best things to do in Bhutan In July?

    Indulge in Trekking- Trekking in the lower areas of Bhutan is a wonderful activity to do in July. Even though it is rainy, you can see the beautiful landscapes with mountains, valleys, and forests at this time.

    Go for River Rafting- River rafting in Bhutan in July is a calm and peaceful experience. You can float gently on the river, enjoy the green valleys and spot rare birds like white-bellied herons and black-necked cranes.

    Walk through Punakha Dzong- Punakha Dzong is a great place to visit in Bhutan in July. It looks stunning when you walk through its white walls and colourful woodwork.

    Visit Taktsang Palphug Monastery- If you are looking for some relaxation, you can visit Taktsang Palphug Monastery in Bhutan during this time. You can meditate in this white monastery with a golden roof.
  2. Is July a good time to visit Bhutan?

    Yes, July is a favourable time to visit Bhutan. During this month, Bhutan enjoys the rainy season. It is a wonderful time to see lush greenery all around the country. Since there is less crowd in Bhutan in July, you can avail yourself of the great deals and discounts on hotel and flight prices. You can also visit western areas like Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha Valley at this time as they are easier to reach and have lots of things to do in Bhutan in July.
  3. Why Bhutan is so famous?

    Bhutan is famous for its beautiful landscapes, rich culture and commitment to keeping its environment safe and clean. It is called the happiest country in the world as it looks after the well-being of its people. They measure its success with a special happiness index called Gross National Happiness (GNH). People love to visit Bhutan for its mountains, monasteries, and friendly locals.
  4. How many days are enough to explore Bhutan?

    A minimum of 7 to 12 days is enough to explore Bhutan. Within this time frame, you can see the main places in Bhutan, like Thimphu, Paro, and Tiger’s Nest Monastery. If you want to do more activities or treks, you can extend your stay in Bhutan according to your preferences.
  5. How to reach Bhutan?

    By Flight- The only airport in Bhutan that receives flights to and from different parts of the world is Paro International Airport. You can take direct flights from major Indian cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, and Bagdogra to this airport. Several connecting flights from Mumbai and Guwahati also operate on this route. 

    By Train- There is no direct train network to reach Bhutan. You can board a train to New Alipurdar, Siliguri or Hasimara. From there, you can take a bus or taxi to reach Bhutan in 12 to 15 hours.

    By Road- If you want to travel by road, you can take a direct bus from Esplanade Station in Kolkata to Phuentsholing in Bhutan. Alternatively, you can take a taxi from Bagdogra Airport or Siliguri Stand to reach Bhutan in 5 to 6 hours.
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