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Address: Taktsang Trail, Paro, Bhutan
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8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Description: This exceptional shrine is called “Tiger's Nest” for its perilous...
This exceptional shrine is called “Tiger's Nest” for its perilous location, perched on a mountainside 1500 meters above the ground.
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HAVE DONE THIS TWICE NOW - CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF SUCH A SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

OK, so its not easy. Take your time, don't rush. It's the journey remember, not the destination. Although the destination is pretty special too...so keep going! Try not to keep... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

OK, so its not easy. Take your time, don't rush. It's the journey remember, not the destination. Although the destination is pretty special too...so keep going! Try not to keep your eyes on the ground all the time - look up and around you often - its one of the worlds most amazing walks. There are two cafes to choose... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

It's a good 3 hours trek to Tiger's nest and the base camp is approx. 30 min. away from Paro. You'll see some very nice views during the trek and the waterfall just before the monastery is refreshingly awesome. Plan for a complete day and hot stone bath after the trek. Temple closes between 1 PM to 2 PM. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This site has been on my bucket list for about 20 years and I finally made it there! We had a beautiful day for our trek. The climb up is pretty steep and there were times when I thought I couldn't go any further. I'm not in the greatest shape but managed to make it to the top in 3... More 

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Thimphu, Bhutan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

It takes about 3 hours to climb to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) but it's worth while the effort, a breathtaking view and a magical spot. Definitively one of the wonders of the world. More a pilgrimage than just a tourist attraction

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Monastery is not very different from other monasteries in Bhutan, except for trek to reach it and tiger nest cave. But this monastery is worth going for view and peace

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I visited the Tiger's Nest last week. It's quite a bit of a hike to get there, so you've got to be fit. When I got to the top the view from the monastery was breathing. Additionally the thought of standing in a 17th century building was even more amazing. Bhutan as a whole is a must see.. And, yes... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This monastery, clinging precariously to the side of the mountain, 1000m above the valley floor, looks inaccessible, remote and surreal. But hiking up to this marvel of human engineering, is a must for every visitor who is in reasonably good physical condition. It's not an easy trek but the joy of reaching the holy temple out-weighs all the pain and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Absolutely worth the climb ! If possible dont take the horses..enjoy the short trek, Dont miss the buffet lunch in the mid way cafe. It was a good treat while coming back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great place for beginners..... It is nice 2-3 hrs trek. Destination is more pleasing than the journey. Its a place where you would want your friends to be with you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I loved the hike up to this monastery, through the trees. I'd been told it was a steep hike up to the top of the stairs and then 700 stairs down and then back up the other side of the valley to the monastery. Don't be put off by this. The trek wasn't enjoyable if you took it at a... More 

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