Summer is considered a low season in Bhutan but is a common mistake to expect the same weather conditions from the monsoon in Bhutan as in neighbouring Southeastern countries. Usually, the monsoon arrives in the end of June or in July and it brings light evening showers, which only sometimes turn to neverending rainfalls for a few days. In fact, lots of moisture brings more vivid colours and life to landscapes. Himalayan Blue Poppies can be spotted in the mountains in June and July. Rare and precious Matsutake Mushrooms are harvested in Ura Valley in August. Also do not forget to visit the national animal of Bhutan, takin, as its breeding season is in the beginning of summer.