Land of the Thunder Dragon Spring Festival Tour: booked!

Feeling in need of a travel-related highlight for the near horizon, I spotted Wild Frontiers’ Easter trip to Bhutan.

Hazel proved keen too, and after a recce of the alternatives at the Adventure Travel show, we’ve booked on the Land of the Thunder Dragon Spring Festival Tour, which is timed to include the Paro Teschu.

Very excited now it’s definite!

Destination: Bhutan (and India)

Why: Holiday with Hazel, timed to catch the Paro festival

When: March 2008

How: Land of the Thunder Dragon Spring Festival Tour, with Wild Frontiers:

Information

Language

  • Dzongkha (official language of Bhutan)
  • Sharchopkha (major regional language spoken in eastern Bhutan)
  • Bumthangkha (regional language of Bumthang area)

Weather

Average temperatures
Source: http://www.bootan.com/bhutan/weather.shtml

January to June (High/Low °C)
  JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN
Paro 9.4/-5.8 13.4/1.5 14.5/0.6 17.6/4.6 23.5/10.6 25.4/13.1
Thimphu 12.3/-2.6 14.4/0.6 16.4/3.9 20.0/7.1 22.5/13.1 24.4/15.2
Punakha 16.1/4.2 19.6/5.3 21.2/9.2 24.4/11.9 27.2/14.8 31.2/19.5
Wangdue 17.0/4.3 19.0/7.8 22.8/10.4 26.2/12.9 29.1/17.7 29.2/20.1
Trongsa 13.0/-0.2 13.9/0.4 16.7/4.4 20.1/6.6 21.0/11.6 22.2/13.6
Bumthang 10.8/-5.1 10.0/-1.4 16.2/3.5 18.7/3.9 21.3/9.5 22.5/13.5
Mongar 15.5/8.2 15.9/8.3 20.0/11.6 22.8/14.0 25.1/17.4 26.1/19.5
Trashigang 20.4/10.5 21.7/11.5 24.8/14.4 28.3/17.0 30.0/20.6 30.7/22.6
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July to December (High/Low °C)
  JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Paro 26.8/14.9 25.3/14.7 23.4/11.7 18.7/7.4 13.9/1.4 11.2/-1.7
Thimphu 18.9/13.4 25.0/15.8 23.1/15.0 21.9/10.4 17.9/5.0 14.5/-1.1
Punakha 32.0/21.6 31.4/19.8 29.9/20.0 27.8/18.9 22.3/13.0 15.0/7.9
Wangdue 18.4/16.2 29.1/20.0 27.5/19.1 26.1/14.7 22.6/9.6 19.1/6.3
Trongsa 25.3/15.3 23.8/15.0 22.6/14.2 21.8/11.7 19.8/6.4 18.2/2.5
Bumthang 14.1/10.9 23.0/13.7 21.6/12.1 19.5/5.9 16.1/-0.5 12.3/-2.3
Mongar 16.1/15.8 25.4/19.6 24.7/19.4 22.7/15.8 19.9/11.2 15.7/9.5
Trashigang 31.5/23.1 30.2/22.7 30.0/23.9 29.1/17.7 26.1/13.6 23.0/11.6

Forecasts