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Things to Do in Bhutan in September

See Black-Necked Cranes In Phobjikha Valley, Explore Gangtey Monastery, Cross the Punakha Suspension Bridge, Marvel at Tiger Nest Monastery, See artifacts at the National Museum & many more.

Bhutan in September offers an idyllic backdrop of lush foliage and blooming flowers for tourists seeking scenic beauty and cultural encounters. As the monsoon season ends, the weather turns mild and pleasant, perfect for outdoor activities. 

You may also witness the onset of the vibrant festival of Thimphu Tshechu in September, which provides insight into Bhutanese spirituality and culture. In this event, you can witness the coming together of locals and tourists to watch traditional dances, masked performances, and religious rites on your Bhutan trip.

You get to spot the beautiful Black-Necked Cranes as they soar above the Phobjikha Valley in September You can also visit famous sites like the ancient Kyichu Lhakhang temple and Kuenselphodrang’s Buddha Dordenma statue.

Thrillophilia offers customized packages to solo travellers, couples, and families for a wonderful trip to Bhutan. These packages include lodging, convenient transportation, and engaging guided tours for authentic Bhutan experiences.  So, what are you waiting for? Discover historic monasteries, savour Bhutanese cuisine, and go on breathtaking hikes with Thrillophilia, all in September.

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Essential Information About Bhutan in September

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Weather Conditions Of Bhutan In September

Bhutan is at its most beautiful in September, as the weather is mild and the scenery breathtaking. The weather is just right, not too hot and not too cold, so you can explore freely. It's the end of the monsoon season, so the skies are clearer and the air cooler. In Thimphu, it's about 23°C, while in Punakha Valley, it's a bit warmer at around 30°C.

 Even though there might be occasional heavy showers, most of the time, it's pleasant. The lush greenery is at its peak, making the valleys and fields breathtaking. You can go hiking, spot amazing Black-Necked Cranes, join Thimphu Tsechu celebrations and savour delicious Bhutanese food. 

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What To Pack For Bhutan Trip

Dress in layers, bringing along lighter, more breathable garments for warmer days and chilly evenings. Remember to pack rain gear and an umbrella in case of unexpected downpours during the month. To visit Bhutan's varied landscape, you'll need comfortable walking shoes or trekking boots. Even at higher elevations, the sun can be intense, so be sure to bring sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen.

Bring along any prescription medicines you may need and a refillable water bottle. Also, carry a camera to record the breathtaking scenery and fascinating local culture.

Things To Do In Bhutan In September

03

Go On A Bike Trip

Set off on an exciting motorbike adventure through Phobjikha, Punakha, and Phuentsholing's stunning scenery. Explore Phobjikha's tranquil valleys and verdant surroundings, which are home to magnificent black-necked cranes and breathtaking scenery. Discover the charming rice fields, mediaeval dzongs, and peaceful Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers while cycling through the historic Punakha district.

Visit Phuentsholing, a border town with Bhutanese and Indian influences, to experience its rich culture and lively streets.Biking across moderate slopes and meandering mountain roads in the countryside is one of the remarkable things to do in Bhutan in September.

Location: Phobjikha Punakha & Phuentsholling

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04

Enjoy Thimphu Tshechu Festival

Attend the Thimphu Tshechu festival to immerse yourself in the dynamic culture and spiritual traditions of Bhutan.When visiting Bhutan in September, soak up the bright, festive atmosphere with lots of traditional music, incense, and happy banter. Watch fascinating mask dances done by monks and Boed Chams by farmers and laymen, all decked up in vibrant clothing.

Witness the sacred unveiling of a gigantic thongdrol, said to wash away sins and bestow blessings. Enjoy vibrant performances of folk dances like Atsaras, Shaw Shachi and Bardo honoring the history, culture, and folklore of Bhutan.

Location: Thimphu

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05

See Black-Necked Cranes In Phobjikha Valley

The black-necked crane is highly honoured and represents longevity in songs, folktales, and temple artwork. When visiting Bhutan in September observe the majesty of close to 500 birds assembling to produce an enchanting sight. Learn about these birds' cultural significance in bringing prosperity and luck to the valley.

Take part in the lively celebrations honouring these lovely birds during the Black-necked Crane Festival. View the stunning scenery of Phobjikha Valley as you watch the majestic birds soar through the air.

Location
: Phobjikha, Central Bhutan

Timings: Open 24 hours

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Explore Gangtey Monastery

When visiting Bhutan in September, explore the beautiful Gangtey Monastery, which is a four-story structure with five churches surrounding it. Marvel at the tshokhang, or main hall, which is constructed in the manner of traditional Tibetan architecture. Admire the hall's eight enormous wooden pillars, which are the biggest in Bhutan.

Witness the holiness of about a hundred gomchen, or lay monks, who look after the monastery. Explore the calm interior, embellished with exquisite statues of esteemed deities such as Guru Rinpoche.

Location: F5M7+WV9 Phobjikha Valley, Nubding, Bhutan

Timings: Open daily 8 AM - 5 PM

Entry Fee: Nu. 100 (INR 100 approx)

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07

Check Out The Gigantic Statue At Kuensel Phodrang

Enjoy the breathtaking sight of the world's tallest Buddha statue, standing at 51.5 metres. When visiting Bhutan in September, take in breath-taking vistas of the Thimphu valley from the high point of the monument. Uncover the special quality of the statue that holds 125,000 miniature gold and bronze Buddha figurines. Experience the calm, joyful energy that emanates from this holy location that Terton Pema Lingpa found.

Location: Atop a hill in Kuenselphodrang Nature Park

Timings: Open daily 9 AM - 5 PM

Entry Fee: Free entry 

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08

Cross The Punakha Suspension Bridge

Ride one of the Tsang Chu River's biggest suspension bridges, 520 feet long, in Bhutan in September. Enjoy the bridge's unusually solid construction for its length, which connects Punakha Dzong to nearby communities safely. As you cross the bridge, admire the valley and river below.

Take a multi-day hike into the nearby highlands from the eastern bank over the bridge. Find out how Bhutan's bridge construction differs from the Punakha Suspension Bridge's cantilever and cable-supported systems. Enjoy a thrilling bridge crossing while heavy winds shake the bridge.

Location: Trashigang-Semtokha Hwy, Punakha, Bhutan

Timings: Open 24 hours

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09

Marvel At Tiger Nest Monastery

When visiting Bhutan in September, marvel at the breathtaking Tiger's Nest Monastery, situated precariously on a cliff in the upper Paro Valley. Witnessing the spirituality and beauty of this sacred location, which draws pilgrims and tourists, is one of the things to do in Bhutan in September Enjoy the stunning overhead view of the monastery's four main temples and eight caves.

See the terrifying entrance to the monastery by narrow bridges and steep stairs carved out of rock. Explore Tiger's Nest Monastery's magical cave where the Guru meditated for a long time.

Location: Paro, Bhutan

Timings:
Open daily 8 AM- 1 PM, 2 PM - 6 PM

Entry Fee:
Free entry

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See Artefacts At The National Museum

Visit the National Museum in Paro Ta Dzong in Bhutan in September and be transported back in time. Visit Bhutan in September to look around the galleries and admire exhibits like Ritual Objects and the Natural History Gallery. Marvel at the musical instruments, headdresses, and daggers that are utilised in Buddhist rites.

Admire the beautiful paintings made with natural mineral colours in the Chapel of Wealth Deity and Thangkas, each telling a different story. Photograph the Ta Dzong and the museum's conch shell-inspired architecture.

Location: CCHG+F5G, Paro, Bhutan

Timings:
Open daily 9 AM - 5 PM

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11

Marvel At The Architecture Of Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

One of the best things to do in Bhutan in September is visit the beautiful Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, which stands at the Mo Chhu and Pho Chhu rivers meet. Witness Bhutanese artistry in the stunning architecture, which features elaborate paintings and sculptures.

Take a look at the corten's whitewashed façade and conical shape, which gives off an ethereal vibe. Learn about the Buddhist tradition through the murals that create a serene space for prayer and meditation.

Location: 27.637361,89.816500, Thimphu-Punakha Hwy, Bhutan

Timings
: Open daily 9 AM - 12 PM; 1:30 PM - 5 PM
12

Try The Bhutanese Cuisine

Try Bhutan's national dish, Ema Datshi, a spicy cheese and chilli pepper dish with an exceptional flavour. Taste the strong Phaksha Paa, a savoury pork dish cooked with radishes and red chilli peppers, for a filling and noteworthy dinner.

Try the steaming meat or veggie dumplings called momos with a spicy sauce.Savour the unusual and comforting flavour of Suja, a traditional Bhutanese butter tea, which is brewed with butter, salt, and tea leaves.

Location: Punakha, Thimphu, Paro and Bumthang

Timings:
Restaurant timings may vary.

People Also Ask About Bhutan

  1. What are the best things to do in Bhutan In September?

    Some of the best things to do in Bhutan In September are:

    1. Attend Thimphu Tshechu to experience vibrant cultural festivities with masked dances and religious rituals.
    2. Trek to Tiger's Nest Monastery to admire this iconic cliffside monastery.
    3. Explore Punakha Valley to witness the beauty of rice fields, majestic dzongs, and serene landscapes.
    4. Join vibrant Wangdue Phodrang Tshechu to witness traditional dances and performances while celebrating with the locals.
  2. Is September a good time to visit Bhutan?

    Yes, September is a good time to visit Bhutan. It is also a good time for trekking, which means you can set out on treks like the Zuri Dzong trek in Paro Valley. During this time, the skies are clear, the air is fresh, and there's a pleasant nip in the air without unexpected rains. You can try the locally brewed Red Panda beer in September. Moreover, during this month, you can spot an assembly of Black-necked cranes returning to Phobjikha Valley.
  3. Why Bhutan is so famous?

    Bhutan is well-known for its magnificent vistas and famous sites like Punakha Dzong and Tiger's Nest Monastery. Delicious dishes from the nation, such as Ema Datshi and Momos, entice diners. The country is also famous for its colourful face masks, raw silk and cotton textiles, and elfin Dzi beads. Moreover, the country is also popular for its handmade paper, cane and bamboo crafts, and complex wood carvings. 
  4. How many days are enough to explore Bhutan?

    7 to 10 days are enough to see most of Bhutan. During your trip, you can learn about Bhutanese culture through events, hikes, and talking to locals. One of the top things to do in Bhutan in September is to see important sights like Paro Taktsang (Tiger's Nest), Thimphu, Punakha, and Bumthang. Bhutan has a lot of different scenery and cultures, so shorter trips may feel rushed.

  5. How to reach Bhutan?

    By air: You can board direct and connecting flights from major Indian cities like Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai to Paro International Airport. Airlines such as Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines operate these flights, with a typical duration of 2 to 3 hours, covering a distance of about 1395 kilometres. 

    By road: To travel via road to Bhutan in September, you can pass through 3 border routes in India. The Jaigaon—Phuentsholing route is the most preferred. Thus, you can hire a car or board a local bus to reach Bhutan in 4-6 hours.
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