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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 had seen a picture of the Tiger's Nest a few years ago and said at the time I wanted to see it. I recently had the chance and it did not disappoint. From the moment you see it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I had seen a picture of the Tiger's Nest a few years ago and said at the time I wanted to see it. I recently had the chance and it did not disappoint. From the moment you see it perched high on the cliff until the time you get there, you really can't keep your eyes off it. The hike... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is the place I was most excited to see in my trip and it was every bit as beautiful as I imagined. It's about a 2 hour hike up to get here on not a very safe trail as the soil is loose. However, every now and then you get a view of the tiger's nest and that's worth... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Fascination location to build a monastery. Every view is breathtaking. The hike up is very scenic. 2 cafes provide a break on the way.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Taktsang Monastery is probably the most sacred place in Bhutan, perched on the side of a near vertical mountain. There are two ways to go - one is to walk and the other is to take a pony till the View Point. Please note that some pony owners will short change you and drop you off below the View Point.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This was one of the things we had wanted to do. The fleeting views from Zhiwaling Hotel enchanted us. We began one morning. Take your time and do it slowly. Ponies take you halfway up but then one has to walk. The climb down is strenuous too if it is raining. Take an umbrella and use it as a walking... More 

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Milan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

You can't go in Bhutan without visiting Tiger Nest, it's like Taj Mahal for India, Vatican for Rome, etc. It's the Bhutan icon. The track at the beginning is very nice, not too hard and steep, in the middle of forest. The hard part is the final one, when you can see Tiger Nest very near, but there still are... More 

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Dharamsala, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

A very charged up place spiritually. A meditation place for Guru Rinpoche and his consort. It is almost 1100 meters elevation from the base, at app 3000 metres. Normal people take 2.30 hours. I took 3.30 to climb. And 1.30 hours to climb down. It's scenic on way and up there. Again no food stalls on way except one restaurant... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Our children (aged 11 & 9) took ponies to the halfway point which was a great option. On the way up we stopped for tea at the cafe and on the way down we stopped for lunch, food simply but yummy. The climb was tough but if you go slow and surely someone of of average fitness can do it.... More 

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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

we started out at about 8000 ft and hiked about 3000 ft more vertical so not for the weak or the weak of heart. you can ride a pony a good way up but if you can handle it, hiking is worth it. one of their holiest places; beautiful and spiritual; magnificent views. a must do

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We used Himalaya Holiday Service, Ltd. They gave us a wonderful guide and driver. The hike is steep and you get to over 10,000ft. But, go slow and you can do it. We did it at 65 and 66 years.

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