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5 day trip July last week

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5 day trip July last week

Hey we(5members) have a trip to bhutan planned up at July end.

Phuntsholing --> Thimpu --> Punakha --> Paro --> phuntsholing

i know this isn't an ideal time for a Bhutan trip with rains and all.

Can anyone give us some idea of the weather conditions in Bhutan now ?

does it rain all day long ?

will there be any problems with landslides and all ?

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1. Re: 5 day trip July last week

Sorry, I cannot comment on the weather and the landslide, but I can comment a bit on your itinerary.

Day 1 : Phuntsholing to Thimphu (7 hours drive) - no sightseeing possible

Day 2 : Thimphu

Day 3 : Thimphu to Punakha (3 hours drive)

Day 4 : Punakha to Paro (4 hours drive)

Day 5 : Paro to Phuntsholing (7 hour drive) - no sightseeing possible

For your first day and last day, there is no sightseeing because the drive will take at least 7 hours. In order to visit Punakha, you need to apply special permit in Thimphu. Hence, you might waste half a day to get your permit approved.

I would suggest you to visit only Paro and Thimphu if you only have 5 days. Hiking to Tiger Nest Temple will take at least 5 hours for a complete hike.

You can look at top postings done by our TA expert on the right hand side of this forum. You will find some useful postings meant for Indians. You can write to them and ask them for their inputs.

Happy planning.

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2. Re: 5 day trip July last week


I will also suggest to do paro and thimpu only.If planning for Punakha then keep in mind that you need another permit for that in thimpu and permit office reamain open from monday to friday.Its better to stuck to paro and thimpu to enjoy maximum of the places.


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3. Re: 5 day trip July last week

@mlguitar and @rapat2604 -- thanks for the suggestions. seems like better to stick to Thimpu and Paro.

any ideas about weather and landslides ?

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