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Landscape Of Bhutan

Bhutan showcases a range of stunning landscapes, from high mountains to valleys. It is an all-year-round travel destination which makes it another amazing place for landscape photography.

Spring and autumn are best for nature exploration and festivals. Summer is a good time to explore Bhutan in warmer weather. The Autumn to winter season is the best season to capture the picturesque Himalayan mountain range. Winter months are great for bird-watching. The lowest temperature is usually in January till early February with some snowfall, which transformed Bhutan into a magical wonderland.

Mountains surrounding Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan.
Fujifilm XT-2, 16-55mm, ISO200, f/11, 1/60

The warming-up shot is this breathtaking view of Thimphu (2,320 m) from Kuensel Phrodang Nature Park in the early morning of spring. Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan. Travellers usually stay a night or two in Thimphu before starting their exploration of Bhutan.

Buddha Dordenma statue sits and overlooks Thimphu valley.
Fujifilm XT-2, 16-55mm, ISO200, f/11, 1/60

I enjoy spending my every first morning in Bhutan on this mountain, simply listening to the sound of wind and the flapping prayer flags. The Buddha Dordenma statue sits and overlooks Thimphu valley. The statue was completed on time to mark the fourth King of Bhutan's 60th birthday in November 2015. At a height is 51.5 metres, this is one of the largest Buddha statues in the world.

Mt. Khangbum (6,065 m).
Fujifilm XT-2, 16-55mm, ISO400, f/11, 1/60

The first light shines onto one of the Himalayan peaks of Bhutan in autumn - Mt. Khangbum (6,065 m). I stayed overnight at Dochula (3,150 m) so I can wake up at the break of dawn to catch the sunrise and get a clear view of the mountains. The best time of the year to see the Himalayan range of Bhutan is in autumn and winter, starting from October until February.