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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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Bangalore, India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

No matter how much you read about this trek, nothing can quite prepare you for it. Its not only the gradient and the terrain. Its also the challenge of rare mountain air, unpredictable weather (hot while going up, cold and rainy on the way down) and battling fatigue. Very easy to give up but highly rewarding once you complete. The... More

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I will list some key points regarding visiting Tiger's Nest: 1. I recommend going in the mid to late afternoon, after all the tour buses have left. My tour guide brought me late in the afternoon and I had Tiger's Nest all to myself. The trails were less crowded and it was peaceful. 2. If you can plan your overall... More

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

simply mind boggling.... you need a couple of days at least to get over it. The trek up, though a bit tough pays rich dividends once you reach the monastery. The view is breath taking and experience is really heavenly.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The trek is long so depends how one takes it. it is worth the effort one would make to the top and back.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

If there is one place to see in Bhutan, this is it...spectacularly perched on the face of a mountain, high up in the clouds. Take a slow walk up, enjoy the trail and greenery, and feel on-top-of-the world and out-of-the-world at the same time.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I came to know about the 'Tiger's Nest' through those e-mail forwards which talk about the famous destinations which are very tough to reach. When I got them never did I know that I would visit this place one day. As with most of the trips in Bhutan we had taken the services of a travel agency who provided the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

2nd trip there and I am still as amazed as when I first saw it. No words to describe this place. Nothing to dislike.

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Armidale, NSW, AU
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I just got back from two weeks in Bhutan working in Paro at the Royal University of Bhutan. On my second last day I walked up to Taktsang Monastery. I am in my mid-fifties, somewhat overweight and have asthma. I walked up with one of the Bhutanese lecturers and two Bhutanese university students. They held my hands when I got... More

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Goiânia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

One of the mos amazing places in whole world. It's a breathtaking place for shore. You'll never regret a travel to this place

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

What a great hike up to the Tiger's nest. The view was great all the way up and what a special place!!

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