Zhiwa Ling Heritage: Plan Your Stay

Located in Paro, Bhutan

How to Get There

Because Bhutan has a unique tourism industry, we recommend contacting our reservation specialist to create a custom trip, booking a private expedition, or visiting it as part of a National Geographic Expedition.

What to Expect

Waterborne illnesses can sometimes occur in Bhutan, so it is best to stick to bottled water, sodas, beer, coffee, or tea to be on the safe side.

Weather and Seasons

Mountainous climates like Bhutan have fluctuating temperatures so make sure to bring clothing that can be layered.

Average Temperatures for Thimphu, Bhutan

  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Max. Fahrenheit 50ºF  55ºF    60ºF    70ºF  75ºF    75ºF    65ºF    80ºF    75ºF    70ºF    65ºF  60ºF   
Max. Celsius  10ºC  13ºC 16ºC  21ºC 24ºC 24ºC 18ºC 27ºC 24ºC 21ºC  18ºC 16ºC
Min. Fahrenheit 25ºF  35ºF 40ºF  45ºF  55ºF 60ºF 55ºF  60ºF  55ºF 50ºF 40ºF 30ºF 
Min. Celsius -4ºC  2ºC 4ºC  7ºC 13ºC 16ºC  13ºC 16ºC 13ºC 10ºC  4ºC  -1ºC
Rain 1" 2" 1" 2" 5" 10" 15" 14" 6" 2" 1" 0"

What to Bring

Suggested Packing List

  • clothing that can be layered
  • swimsuit
  • sunscreen
  • water bottle
  • personal first aid kit
  • lightweight hat with wide brim or visor
  • rain/wind poncho or jacket
  • scarf/bandanna to protect face from sun and dust
  • lightweight gloves and hat for cool mornings and evenings
  • light hiking boots or sturdy sneakers
  • sport sandals
  • concealed neck pouch or money belt for passport, excess cash, and credit cards
  • day pack
  • sunglasses
  • insect repellent
  • plug adaptor for 130 voltage
  • camera
  • small flashlight

Traveling with Family

Children of all ages are welcome at Zhiwa Ling Heritage. Children age 11 and below may share a room with adults free of charge and receive discounted meals. Children's rates do not apply for the Raven Suite.

Go with Nat Geo

  • Customize a Trip

    Want to plan the trip of your dreams? Create a custom trip around this lodge.

  • Private Expeditions

    See a specially crafted National Geographic itinerary including this lodge.

  • Expeditions

    Join our expert-led "Bhutan: Kingdom in the Clouds" expedition.