Summer escape to Bhutan
The Bhutan climate is really unpredictable. Before taking a Bhutan trip in July, you must understand the terrains of Bhutan which can be divided into three zones. It must also be noted that the rainfall in Bhutan in July is imminent and you could be ready for some showers too before you arrive at the Shangri la Bhutan.
The hot and humid belt
The low-level southern borders of Phuentsholing, Gelaphu, Trashigang and Samdrup have hot, humid and tropical weather.
The second zone is the temperate belt of cities like Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, Trongsa, and Bumthang. Their attitude is approximately 2000m to 4000m above sea level. They receive frequent precipitations and occasional rainfall during their summer, from months June to mid-September. The tourist who is thinking about visiting Bhutan in July must read about the weather here. Unlike other hill stations or valleys Bhutan climate in July is very wet with occasional showers which sometimes last the whole day.
Third and the last type of terrain is the alpine Bhutan which consists of the northern reaches of the kingdom. The altitude of these regions extends from 4000m above sea level. If alpine makes your list of places to visit in Bhutan in July, the most famous Bhutan sightseeing places here are the alpine Lunana, Jomolhari and Snowman trek. The Bhutan tour in July provides an excellent moth for trekking in this alpine region that is open for trekking in July.
Lastly, the Bhutanese alpine region which is placed in the northern part of the Kingdom lies around 4000m above sea level and experiences little rain during the summers. Bhutan sightseeing tour in the alpine consists of Jomolhari, Lunana, and Snowman Trek is open for trekking during early July.
Bhutan welcomes tourist which come here to escape the heat from their daily life. The inflow of tourist can be seen here throughout the year. Among all the Bhutan attractions and sightseeing places few of them like:
- Paro Bhutan sightseeing
- Punakha Bhutan sightseeing
- Bhutan Thimphu sightseeing
These sightseeing places from the Bhutan sightseeing tour are the most popular.
Inside these sightseeing tours, we can categorize places according to the tour.
Sightseeing in Thimpu Bhutan is incomplete without visiting:
Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Point) –
A huge statue of Lord Buddha and a heritage site is also known commonly as Buddha Point.
National Library of Bhutan –
Built-in 1967 for the purpose of ‘preservation and promotion of the rich cultural and religious heritage’.
Tashichho Dzong Fortress –
A fortress and a Buddhist monastery on the northern edge of the city of Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan.
The Folk Heritage Museum –
A 150-year-old mud and timber building which is 3 stories. It was declared a museum in 2001 to preserve Buddhist culture and their way of Life.
Similarly, sightseeing in Punakha Bhutan is incomplete until you visit:
Punakha Dzong –
It is a riverside fortress which was built during the 17 the century at the junction of the rivers Pho and Mo Chhu.
Punakha Suspension Bridge –
This is the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan built over the river Mo Chhu and it connects two nearby villages.
Chimi Lhakhang Temple –
It is a unique temple which is dedicated to fertility and is visited by people who are childless. In the path of the temple, you come to a beautiful village where they sell vegetables and handmade artifacts for some money.
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten –
It is a tool of peace and keeping evil power away which was built according to the designs in the Holy Scriptures.
While most of the tourist from India travel to the hills of Shimla, Darjeeling, Manali etc to ease away from the heated summers. You certainly do avoid the heat but if you want your summers to spice up a bit with some romantic summer showers which sometimes last throughout the day, you can pack and leave for Bhutan. Discover what makes it the happiest country in the world.