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Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest)

Taktsang Trail, Paro, Bhutan
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Paro
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: As this fantastic and very special monastry is a steep climb up the hill (900 meters), it is advised to visit it at the end of your stay in Bhutan... more »
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Delft, The Netherlands
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Tigersnest, what to say.... The hike to tigersnest is not to heavy. Just take a bottle of water with you, step by step enjoying the journey, the destination will follow! When you are at the top, stay there for a moment before shooting photos. Because you will feel in a moment how special this spot is and how special it... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

On a slightly overcast day in July I set out at 7am to hike up to the Tiger’s Nest with my guide Tashi, he was great and easy to get on with. The hike was pretty steep and, as it had rained earlier, was quite slippery and challenging. Half way up we encountered a restaurant and a small rest area... More

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This monastery is excellent. The view below from there is also breath taking. There is a big water fall too if one visits in summer(Jul-Aug). This is a divine place and many visitors must be going there for spiritual reasons. The hike is tough. One has to go up from about 9000 ft to about 12000 ft altitute. The hike... More

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Hyderabad, India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as Guru Rinpoche visited and sanctified Bhutan in the 8th century when evil spirits abounded and harmed people. Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche flew to this site on a tigress’ back to subdue a local demon. Thereafter, he meditated here for three months.

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Cairo, Egypt
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87 reviews 87 reviews
17 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The walk is fairly tiring, but well worth the effort, once you have the monastery in sight and start taking photos you forget about the effort involved. There is a cafe half way which is handy for breaking up the walk, it offers limited food, drinks and toilets. There are also various other spots that you can rest at too.... More

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New Delhi, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is a must visit when in Paro. The trek is killing (especially if you are of the type who, in their entire life, have only trekked up to their second floor appartment). However, once you are there at the monastery, the experience is truely divine. Extreme architecture, such brilliant art, extrene serenity, low frequency humming of mantras seems to... More

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Seeing this on numerous magazine covers and travel guides is not the same as actually taking the trek. It is not difficult for someone in reasonably good health. There is a clear path and steps - which are easy to navigate, that said it could be quite tiring. The first part of the walk along dirt paths are less than... More

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New Delhi, India
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119 reviews 119 reviews
68 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It need a special courage to plan an visit to Tiger's nest. It is more than 10.000 feet height , with no proper road, more 6 hour journey and top of it the day we venture out it was raining. But we have done it, and I am very happy. It is very nice feeling and you feel blessed. So... More

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Thane, India
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It is on hill about 3100 m height. Precariously perched on the edge of cliff. One has to do trek about 7 KM. It's steep trek. You have to climb one hill then reach cafeteria at foot of Monastery. Be prepared to climb up about 700 steps. On reaching there you will forget every thing and see nature beauty and... More

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Dehradun, India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I was recommended Bhutan to travel from one of the my best friend and i only search for Bhutan and later, i was suggested by a travel agency, you should not be missed Tiger's nest and which is absolutely true! Even i am slow walker and take long time to get on the top, i feel like i am in... More

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