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Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest)

Address: Taktsang Trail, Paro, Bhutan
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Paro
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This exceptional shrine is called “Tiger's Nest” for its perilous location, perched on a...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Visited the monastery in November 2014. From Paro town, you drive upto the beginning of the trail.The altitude of Taksang is 10,100 ft, locals generally climb it in less than 2 hours, but it took me 3 hours, as I stopped frequently to admire the view( and catch my breath. Last portion is the most difficult, as you have to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

"The going gets tough but the tough gets going" as the saying goes. Do it slowly and anyone can make it. We took 3 hours' slow walk to ascend but descended in 1 hour. A walking stick is certainly helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This is a must do. You drive up into the mountains, quite high already. At the car park there are a few souvenir stalls and drinks etc, There are mules there if you need them. I feel sorry for them. The track goes up through the forest, tree roots, rocks, sand and dust. Up hill all the way. After about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This is a dream come true. A sight to behold. A sight unforgettable. It has to be one of the most incredible shrines in the world. You are engulfed by that surreal feeling that can only be experienced and not explained. Its unreal and out of this world. A steep hike for sure. They do have facility of pony for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

It is a miracle how the temple was built. The hike was manageable as long as you take it slowly. Get a hiking stick for 50nu n u can keep it as a souvenir. It was snowing as we went up and the view was spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

It's the most grandeur, picturesque, mesmerising, striking place to visit in Bhutan. Can't stop bragging about this place, till date. Do not miss it, come what may. The Taktsang Monastery, hangs on a cliff at about 3120 mtrs. above sea level & about 900 mtrs. from the base camp, in Paro. It is a three staged blissful & an exhausting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

It was very nice place but the hike is a bit tough. Specially the stairs at the end. But once you complete it and visit the monastery you will feel it was worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

One of the most amazing places I have visited, and not to be missed by anyone who is fit enough to track all the way up to the Tigers Nest, where you will experience the most wonderful feeling of achievement that you have done it, after a very challenging hike to the top. We did not hike on foot all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

On the last full day of our 15-day tour of western Bhutan, Tiger’s Nest was a great way to end the trip! My husband and I had just completed the 7-day Chomolhari trek a few days prior, so my legs and lungs, although sore and tired, remembered what to do on the steeper portions of the hike up to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is truly no. 1 and must visit attraction while in Paro. It is situated some 12 km from Paro town. A trek will take you from 5,500 ft at the base to 10,000 ft at the monastery over 2 to 3 hours depending on your stamina and need for frequent breaks. It is an exhilarating trek and one must... More 

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