Wangdue Phodrang

Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan
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Attractions

Hotels

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Tours & Activities

Climate & Best time to visit Wangdue Phodrang

Climate in Wangdue Phodrang:

Number of rainy days:

J Jan
F Feb
M Mar
A Apr
M May
J Jun
J Jul
A Aug
S Sep
O Oct
N Nov
D Dec
1
1
4
7
9
12
17
16
12
5
1
0

Best time to visit Wangdue Phodrang:

Spring (March to May):

  • Spring is one of the best times to visit Bhutan. The weather is mild, with temperatures ranging from 50°F to 68°F (10°C to 20°C).
  • It's an ideal time for trekking, hiking, and exploring the country's lush valleys and blooming rhododendron forests.

Autumn (September to November):

  • Autumn is another great time to visit Bhutan. The weather is comfortable, with temperatures ranging from 50°F to 72°F (10°C to 22°C).
  • This season offers clear skies, making it excellent for trekking in places like Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha.

Summer (June to August):

  • Summer in Bhutan is the monsoon season, bringing heavy rainfall, especially in July and August. It can lead to muddy trails and roadblocks.
  • If you don't mind the rain and prefer fewer tourists, you can visit during this period and explore Bhutan's cultural heritage and monasteries.

Winter (December to February):

  • Winter in Bhutan can be cold, with temperatures dropping below freezing, especially in the high-altitude regions.
  • It's a good time for cultural exploration, visiting dzongs (fortresses), and enjoying the picturesque winter landscapes.

Money & Prices

Currency in Bhutan:

Bhutanese ngultrum (BTN)

How expensive is a trip to Wangdue Phodrang?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
3.19 USD
Fast food meal:
4.10 USD
Mid-range meal:
9.32 USD
Bottle of water:
0.24 USD
Soft drink:
0.57 USD
Cappuccino:
2.00 USD
Local Beer:
7.27 USD
Transportation:
Public transport - one way ticket:
1.85 USD
Taxi - 1km:
1.76 USD
Accommodation:
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

Day Trips

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General information

Bhutan general information:

Electricity:
Voltage: 230 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
Sockets:
  • Type C (European 2-pin)
  • Type D (Old British 3-pin)
  • Type G (British/Irish 3-pin)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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