Visit Bhutan in February

Bumthang Ura Valley

Visit Bhutan in February. Visiting Bhutan for the first time in February is always a surprise to travelers. It is best not to know that the flights landing at the single runway Paro International airport is one of the scariest in the world with the runway not even appearing when you are 1000 feet from the ground. The plane has to negotiate steep mountains tops and it is no wonder that only handful of pilots are trained to land at the Bhutan Airport. Once on the ground, you will be welcomed by Himalayan Fresh air. The Kingdom of Bhutan nestled between the two large giants China in the North and India in the South have never been colonized nor discovered until recently to the outside world. During your trip to Bhutan in February, you will enjoy the natural landscape, Bhutanese Architects, Hills, and Valleys till you leave the country.

Bhutan Festival in February

There is a number of festivals in February. The festival is marked by religious dance and masked in striking brocade costumes. The festival last two to five days and take place in the courtyard of the Dzongs, Goenpas and Choetens. Each dance has its own significance and is performed by monks and villagers. This festival are held to commemorate the events in the life of Guru Padmasambhava. The festival is concluded by displaying large scroll of painting of deities and saints which is beleived to leberate people just by a mere glimpse of it.

Festival in February 2023

* Punakha Drubchen held at Punakha Dzong

* Lhamoi Dromche held at Trongsa Dzong

*Punakha Tshechhu held at Punakha Dzong

Bhutan Tour Packages in February

Cultural tour and Biking the rugged road of Bhutan is best tour you can do in February as it does not involve high pass hike. There are varieties of Biking routes available ranging from smooth journeys to paved roads to challenging off road dirt trails that wind through rough terrain. The sport offers a certain intimacy with the environment that is seldom experienced in vehicles. Some of the recommended tours are in February.

Fun Activities to relaxing getaways in Bhutan in February

February month favors cultural tours, Winter trek, Festival tours, and Biking. Besides, the adventure tour doesn’t miss a few of the popular picks our guests have done.

  • Hike up the sacred Tiger Nest temple and observe how it defies gravity.
  • Visit the farmhouse and learn how to cook Ema Datshi(Chilly with cheese).
  • Try Archery shooting at Simply Bhutan Museum.
  • Observe the 13th arts and crafts at Zorig Chusum(13th arts and craft School in Thimphu).
  • Dance the night away at Vivacity in Thimphu.
  • Make a wish by building a miniture stupa out of mud or flour.

Discover the best trail while Trekking in February

Many trekking starts from late March till June. February is still cold and most of the trekking routes are closed due to heavy snowfall and difficult for porter and pony to walk. Other better alternatives for trekking in February are low altitude trekking and cultural trek which are possible. Trekking routes that are possible in February are Gangtey trek and Bumthang Cultural trek.

Bhutan Weather, Temperature and Climatic condition in February

Weather during this time is much favorable with clear skies but we can expect some days with little rainfall as well. Temperatures range from one degree to twelve degrees during the day, which is not very cold. If you would like a discount for your Bhutan tour, consider traveling to Bhutan during February.
Thimphu (Capital of Bhutan) Maximum Temperature is 15.8 and Minimum Temperature is -0.7 Degree.

Paro (International Airport of Bhutan) Maximum Temperature 14.9 Degree and Minimum Temperature  3.3 Degree

Punakha Maximum Temperature is 19.3 and Minimum Temperature is 8.1 Degree.

Phuntsholing Maximum Temperature is 24.9 degree and Minimum Temperature is 18.2 Degree( Warmest in the region).

Haa Valley Maximum Temp is 10.8 Degree and Min Temp is -2.0 Degree

Trongsa  Maximum Temperature is 19.3 Degree and Minimum temperature is 6.2 Degree.

Bumthang Maximum Temperature is 12.5 Degree and Minimum is -1.3 Degree.

Wangdiphodrang Maximum Temperature is 19.4 Degree and Minimum is 8.1 degree.

What clothes to wear in February?

February is winter in Bhutan and it will be cold. You should pack thick warm woolen cloths but if you are planning to visit the southern regions then we also recommend you to carry some light thin cloths as well. If you are planning for a trek then include trekking boots and more warm cloths. Decent pair of shoes for normal walks and trekking shoes for hiking and trekking will be okay.  Sunglasses and hats will also be very helpful since the sun can get little stronger during this time.

Best Places to visit Bhutan in February

Places like Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, and Phuntsholing are best to visit in February. February is still cold in Bhutan and visiting places like Bumthang and Trongsa can be difficult due to ice formation on the high passes. Therefore best places to spend your vacation in Bhutan are places like Paro where you land on the first day of your Bhutan visit.

Paro(Only International Airport in Bhutan) has a lot of things to do and the most popular temple, Tiger Nest temple is in Paro where you can do the hike, Chelela Pass(4800m) the highest road point in Bhutan, Taa Dzong Museum and Paro Dzong.

Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan and it is just a 1-hour drive from Paro. The popular places to visit in Thimphu are the Tallest Buddha Statue, Trashichhodzong (Seat of the King),  13th art and Craft School, Simply Bhutan Museum, Textile Museum, and Dochula Pass. 

Punakha: In Punakha visit the Punakha Dzong, the Longest suspension bridge, the Fertility temple, and a beautiful hike to Khamnsum yulley Namgyel Monastery.

Ideal time to visit Punakha Bhutan
Longest Suspension Bridge in Punakha
Punakha Gangtye Thimphu Tour Packages
Trashichhodzong in Thimphu during winter

Bhutan Flights in February

The country has so far only one international airport that caters to the needs of visitors coming in through flight. The International airport at Paro is located at a height of 7300 ft above sea level and surrounded by mountains and hills as high as 16000feet. Two airlines Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines operate. Two airlines operate flights from Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkatta, Bodh Gaya, Kathmandu, Guwahati, and Singapore. Check the flight schedule for your Bhutan Destination.

Best Hotels to Stay in Bhutan in February

2nights and 3 Days Bhutan Tour
Hotel Le Meridian Paro Riverfront

Paro Riverfront Hotel is a luxury 5-star Hotel in Paro. Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront is the largest five-star hotel in Paro, Bhutan with the highest room inventory in the area. The hotel is equipped with some of the finest rooms and the resort has a children’s playground and spa center, and guests can enjoy a meal. Read the Reviews.

Luxury Taj Tashi Hotel in Thimphu
Hotel Taj Tashi in Thimphu

Taj Tashi in Thimphu is best when it comes to luxury and experience. Taj Tashi, perfectly located in the heart of the capital city of Bhutan, enjoys panoramic views of the mountain valley. The hotel is designed in the traditional way. Read the Reviews.

Frequently Asked Question

Is February a Good time to visit Bhutan?

February is not so good to travel to Bhutan due to weather condition. February is the last month of winter in Bhutan. This means temperatures will be cold at higher altitudes—including Thimphu, Paro, and Bumthang—but more comfortable in the lowlands and in the east. The town of Gelephu ranges from 54 to 77° F (12 to 25° C) on average in February, meaning it can actually be quite hot.

Is it safe to travel to Bhutan in February?

Bhutan is 100% safe to travel in solo or with family.

Snowfall Time in Bhutan

Winter in Bhutan can vary depending upon the elevation. The elevation of the country rises from 200m in the southern foothills to more than 7000m in the northern regions and the southern belt of the country receives heavy rainfall during summer monsoon season and no rainfall during winter. The central region of Bhutan starting from 2000m above sea level receives light snowfall during winter time which starts from the month of December to February. The places that receives snowfall during winter are Haa, Paro, Thimphu, Bumthang and Trashi Yangtse. Northern Bhutan where there is less settlement receives heavy Snowfall and remains there throughout the year.

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