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Things to Do in Bhutan in June

1 . Attend Sakteng Festival
2 . Climb up to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
3 . Visit the 7th-century Kyichu Lhakhang of Paro
4 . Visit Rinpung Dzong
5 . See Buddha Dordenma
6 . Trek to Dagala Thousand Lakes
7 . See artefacts at the National Museum of Paro
8 . See wildlife at Jigme Dorji National Park
9 . Walk over Punakha Suspension Bridge
10 . Go on a snowman trek

Bhutan in June offers lush green valleys along with freshly bloomed wildflowers and rhododendrons. The month of June marks the onset of the monsoon season, turning the landscape more picturesque and vibrant than ever before.

Contrary to the common belief that it rains incessantly, there are little to moderate rain showers in June. With pleasant weather conditions, you will be able to comfortably explore the country. You can explore its various cities like Paro, Thimphu, Bumthang and Punakha. Indulge in adventure activities like trekking or mountain biking to make your  Bhutan trip more fun and memorable.

Bhutan receives fewer footfalls in June, offering you the perfect opportunity to explore the country at your own pace. It is an ideal time to plan a peaceful getaway, escaping from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Additionally, If you wish to have a budget-friendly Bhutan trip then June is the ideal month for you.
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Essential Information About Bhutan in June

01

Weather Conditions of Bhutan in June

The average temperature of Bhutan in June ranges between 13-23 degrees Celsius. It mainly rains during the late afternoons, making the evenings more pleasant with clear blue skies and cool breezes. Regions like Paro and Thimphu are a lot more sunny and humid as compared to Bumthang and Punakha which receive more rainfall. Overall, the weather remains pleasant and comfortable for exploring the outdoors and enjoying fun activities. 
02

What to Pack for Bhutan Trip

For your trip to Bhutan in June, pack your favourite summer clothes as the weather will be mainly hot and humid. Make sure to pack light and breathable clothes so that you can comfortably enjoy your trip. Remember to keep an extra pair of warm jackets as it can get cold at night. For footwear, pack closed and sturdy shoes as the land might become slippery due to rain. The most important thing to pack for your trip is a raincoat and an umbrella. At last, carry all the essentials such as sunscreen, a first aid kit, toiletries and ID proofs.

Things to do in Bhutan in June

03

Attend Sakteng Festival

Situated at an altitude of 3000 metres, Sakteng is a beautiful valley located in eastern Bhutan and inhabited by ‘Brokpas’, a semi-nomadic community. This community hosts an annual three-day festival, named Sakteng Tshechu Festival during which everyone comes together to celebrate and worship.

 You will also get to see the popular mask dance of Bhutan called ‘Ache Lamoi Cham’ and ‘Yeti Dance’. As per the folklore, the mask dance is to commemorate Guru Rinpoche who wore a mask and performed a unique dance to subdue the demons. It is a colourful and lively festival during which locals gather to party with rounds of Ara, a local wine.

Location : Sakteng, Merak

Entry Fee : Free

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04

Climb up to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

The construction of Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten was ordered by Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck, the queen of Bhutan in 2004. As per the locals, the stupa was built to keep away the evil spirits from Bhutan and spread peace worldwide. To reach this stupa you will need to hike through the rice terraces and lush green paddy fields which is a memorable experience. Inside the stupa, you will get to see various spellbinding paintings and sacred texts from the holy scriptures. Additionally, you can admire the 15-foot-tall statue of God Vajrakilaya and the golden statue of Sakyamuni Buddha.

Location: Thimphu-Punakha Hwy, Bhutan

Timings: 9 AM - 12 PM and 1:30 PM - 5 PM

Entry Fee: Free

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05

Visit the 7th-century Kyichu Lhakhang of Paro

Situated in the Paro Valley, Kyichu Lhakhang is one of the oldest and most sacred temples of Bhutan. Built in the 7th century by Tibetan Emperor, Songtsen Gampo, it is believed that it was built to capture a giant female ogre. Initially, it was a small temple but gradually several Buddhist saints kept on adding to this structure, creating a masterpiece that stands today. Inside the temple, you will get to see stunning wall paintings based on Buddhist legends and an 8-year-old figure of Gautam Buddha.

Location: C9RG+F62, Bhutan

Timings: 9 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 5 PM

Entry Fee: Free
06

Visit Rinpung Dzong

Rinpung Dzong locally known as Paro Dzong is a prominent landmark of Bhutan which was built in 1644. The monastery is a classic masterpiece of Bhutanese architecture and the structure resembles a fortress. The monastery offers stunning views of Paro Valley and Paro Chhu River and displays unique illustrations of Buddha’s life. The monastery also hosts a popular festival called Paro Tshechu festival during which you can witness the iconic mask dance.

Location: CCGF+Q54, Paro, Bhutan

Timing: 9 AM - 5 PM

Entry Fee: Free
07

See Buddha Dordenma

Make sure to visit the iconic Buddha Dordenma on your trip to Bhutan in June. It is a popular attraction built on the top of a hill, overlooking the town of Thimphu and offering stunning views. Standing tall at a height of 50 metres, this giant statue is one of the largest Buddha statues in the world. A fascinating fact is that this bronze and gold statue consists of 12,500 miniature Buddhas which can only be seen up close.

Location: Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu, Bhutan

Timing: 9 AM - 5 PM

Entry Fee: Free
08

Trek to Dagala Thousand Lakes

Dagala Thousand Lakes trek is an iconic trekking trail that takes you into the foothills of the Himalayas. This enchanting trekking trail lies between Paro and Thimphu and requires an average level of physical fitness. It is a medium-level six-day trek where you will get to witness numerous shimmering and crystal-clear lakes throughout your journey. You will also get a view of the stunning Himalayan ranges along with the mighty peaks of Masanggang, Jomolhari and Jichu Drake. One of the best things to do in Bhutan in June is a trek to Dagala Thousand Lakes which is a must-try for all the adventure seekers.

Location: FJCM+FHJ, Thimphu, Bhutan.
09

See Artefacts at the National Museum

Built-in 1649 above Rinpung Dzong, the National Museum was initially a watchtower. Later, in 1968, the watchtower was converted into a National Museum under the reign of Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, the third king of Bhutan. One of the best places to visit in Bhutan in June is this famous National Museum which displays over 3000 artefacts, most of which are donated by the royal family.

The different floors of the museum display different items such as Stone Age tools, bronze statues, collections of relics and Bhutanese dresses. The most fascinating display of the museum is a stone egg of a horse and a dagger which belonged to Dorje Lekpa, a protector of the country.

Location: CCHG+F5G, Paro, Bhutan

Timing: 9 AM - 5 PM

Entry Fee: 200 INR - 500 INR
10

See Wildlife at Jigme Dorji National Park

Sprawling over a vast area of 4,316 sq. km, Jigme Dorji National Park is the second largest national park in Bhutan. Established in 1974, the national park was built to commemorate the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The national park has a rich wildlife and is home to animals like the royal Bengal tiger, panther, snow leopard, musk deer and Asiatic wild dogs.

 The four national symbols of Bhutan; Cypress tree, Blue Poppy flower, Raven bird and Takin animal, all can be seen at this national park. You can also enjoy trekking on its beautiful trekking trails through snow-peaked mountains and alpine meadows. Jigme Dorji National Park is also famous for offering the largest number of hot springs in the country where you can enjoy a refreshing bath.

Location: RP9H+M2P, Gasa, Bhutan

Timings:
9 AM - 5 PM

Entry Fee:
150 INR
11

Walk over Punakha Suspension Bridge

Built by Thangtong Gyalpo, a Buddhist monk, the Punakha Suspension Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the world. Walking over this 160-metre-long suspension bridge is one of the most popular things to do in Bhutan in June. This bridge aimed to connect a few villages of Bhutan like Wangkja, Shengana and Samdingkha. Walking on this bridge is a truly thrilling experience as it sways a little when you walk on it due to the lack of any wooden or metal support. While walking on the bridge, you will get to admire mesmerising views of the huge mountains and pristine rivers of Bhutan.

Location: HVQ9+HXR, Punakha, Bhutan

Timings: 9 AM - 12 PM and 1:30 PM - 5 PM

Entry Fee: Free
12

Go on a Snowman Trek

If you are a true adrenaline junkie then going on a snowman trek is the best thing to do in Bhutan in June for you. Regarded as one of the hardest and most rewarding treks of the Himalayas, it takes you to a height of 5,230 metres. The journey starts from Luana, the most remote region in Bhutan and requires you to cross 11 mountain passes. It is a difficult level trek which requires you to be prepared for anything, whether it is walking in the rain or camping in the snow. 

Location: 7MVGV7X9+XM, Bhutan

People Also Ask About Bhutan

  1. Is June a good time to visit Bhutan?

    Yes, Bhutan in June is one of the best times to plan your trip if you are seeking a peaceful getaway. You will get to explore the beauty of Bhutan at your own pace, without the bustling crowd. Moreover, if you are on a shoestring budget, the month of June offers you a discount on flight tickets and accommodations.
  2. What are the best things to do in Bhutan in June?

    Some of the best things to do in Bhutan in June are as follows :

    Spot Wildlife: Visit the Jigme Dorji National Park which is known for its rich wildlife and scenic hiking trails. You can spot animals like the royal Bengal tiger, Asiatic wild dogs, snow leopards and panthers.

    Enjoy trekking:
    Bhutan has several exciting trekking trails that you can explore. You can either go on a Snowman Trek which takes you to a height of 5,230 metres. Or, you can trek to Dagala Thousand Lakes and witness numerous pristine lakes throughout your journey,

    Spiritual tour: One of the best things to do in Bhutan during June is to go on a spiritual tour. You can explore popular spiritual sites like Buddha Dordenma, Rinpung Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang and Gangtey Monastery.
  3. What is special about Bhutan?

    Also known as the ‘Land of Dragons’,  Bhutan is famous for its spiritual beliefs, rich culture, warm hospitality and natural beauty. You can explore its famous monasteries such as Gangtey Monastery, Punakha Dzong, Paro Dzong, Tango Monastery and Taktsang Monastery. You can experience its vibrant culture by attending festivals like Paro Tshechu Festival and Jomolhari Mountain Festival. Additionally, it is also an ideal place for outdoor activities like rock climbing, trekking and mountain biking.
  4. How many days are enough to explore Bhutan?

    For your trip to Bhutan, you need at least 7-8 days to cover the major attractions and activities. In these 7-8 days, you get to explore popular attractions such as Paro, Punakha, Thimphu, Gangtey Valley and Gasa. You can even try out fun activities like bird watching, trekking, mountain biking and river rafting.
  5. How to reach Bhutan?

    The fastest and most convenient way to reach Bhutan is by air. You can book a direct flight to Paro International Airport which is around 3 km from the city centre of Paro. You can book direct flights from Indian cities like Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati. You can also opt for a long road journey of approximately 5-6 hours from Jaigaon to Phuentsholing. The other two border crossings that you can choose are Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar.
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18 November 2015
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Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek was a great experience. It passes by picturesque lakes, Alpine meadows and villages set to a backdrop of magnificent mountainous landscapes. The experience was amazing and brilliant. We had a really great trek. It was sheer brilliance.
16 August 2015
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The trekking experience was great. I had a really nice trek here. It was an inexpensive and a really nice trek. I had a great time.
10 October 2015
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Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek is something that every trekker must take in his life. It is so poignant and brilliant. I totally loved this. WOW can be an understatement. The crystal clear, poignant lakes just give me goosebumps. The pristine lakes are so beautiful that you will forget yourself here. The trek is difficult, but nevertheless it is an amazing and a beautiful experience to say the least. I totally loved this trek and I just still can’t get enough of this trek. The experience would not have been this nice if the planning was bad. Special cheers to the team for handling the organization and planning of this tour in such a beautiful manner. If you are planning to have heartfelt trek, then look no further than here.
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