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Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest)

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Address: Taktsang Trail, Paro, Bhutan
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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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I would have loved to go all the way up. But I simply could not make it further than halfway (I am 71). Even so, the view from the caferaria was stunning and totally worth the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I would have loved to go all the way up. But I simply could not make it further than halfway (I am 71). Even so, the view from the caferaria was stunning and totally worth the climb (2 hours up and 1,5 hours down),

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Be there in the early hours. If you decide to trek it will take 5 to 6 hours up and down. If you get on the horses it will take at least 4 hours. The difficult part is not the climbing...its the decent! No horses. Old people should avoid going there and enjoy the photos. It is the most beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I saw a photo of this first on Pinterest about 9 months ago------and had to go here!!!!! It is one of the most expensive destinations on Earth. First you must fly half way around the Earth to Kathmandu and then take a flight to Paro Bhutan. There is no independent travel in Bhutan so you must first contact a travel... More 

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It was amazing experience of our last visit to Taktsang Monastery, Bhutan. We visited Bhutan October, 2014. We stay 5 nights in Bhutan. If you are planning for Bhutan trip, do not miss Taktsang Monastery.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

OMG, climbing up to the Tiger's Nest was a great experience! I love the view looking down from the top. It was on my must see list for world travel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Well worth the effort to reach the top - the Monastery is fascinating and the views stunning. If you're not fit you can ride a pony about two thirds of the way up, but you then have to walk all the way down. Stop for a tea - it's worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a must do hike when you are in the Paro valley, but be aware that if you older (I am 56), you should be in shape for this. The hike climbs about 900m in about 3-4km, so that is very steep. The trail faces south and much of it is exposed to the sun, so you should start... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

No words can describe the experience of this place.. you have to be there to feel it. its a tough hike but worth every ounce of your energy. We were completely awed by the mysticism surrounding this place.Once you reach the top you have a complete panorama of serenity around you.. Bet, you will return more fulfilled . Must do:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A truly amazing experience it is a long, high altitude walk but was worth it the monetary is truly spectacular with great views most of the way up. You can hire a donkey to take you most of the way up but must walk down. If you are in good shape I would highly recommend this

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

If you are a person who likes nature and some physical activity, it's a perfect and must visit place in Paro. The mysticism that wraps the Taktsang monastery takes you to a different land. Keep a day aside for this hike. It's about 2.5 to 3hrs uphill. Make sure you carry water bottles, cap would be handy and have a... More 

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