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Address: Taktsang Trail, Paro, Bhutan
Phone Number: +975-2-323 251
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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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We visited or rather took up this hike after a lot of research which threw up mixed views. But at the end of this hike all I have to say is that this one experience not to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We visited or rather took up this hike after a lot of research which threw up mixed views. But at the end of this hike all I have to say is that this one experience not to be missed. We did this with 2 kids aged 5 and 2 years and have no regrets spending an entire day out climbing... More 

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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Visit to Bhutan is incomplete without trip to Taktsang Monastery i.e. Tiger's Nest. We started it early at 7 am. We were five people including my 10 year old daughter and our guide Tek. For half of our trip we took pony. By 9.45 we were there. Once you are there you feel like you reached Heaven. I personally thought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Our hike to the Tiger's nest monastery took us just over 2.5 hours. The first half hour, I would say, is the hardest especially if you're not used to hiking in high altitude. After that, you're soon rewarded with beautiful scenery as you get closer and closer to the monastery. The holy building on the cliff looks as stunning far... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I never thought that I could make it to the monastery but I did; albeit huffing and puffing! And I am so glad I did. The view of the monastery when you get to the top takes your breath away. The only downside is that the only option for refreshments is the cafeteria located half way and that too it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Just returned from 4 days in Bhutan, travelling solo, at first I thought to get more people but then I realised for the extra $50 'single supp' a day I could have the freedom to see what I wanted without anyone else dictating what I 'should' see. As there are HEAPS of travel agencies I randomly picked out 6 different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Did the trek as part of a group, accompanied by friends in their 70s. All made up to the cafeteria, yes it was along trek. Half of the group including those in the 70s made up to the final destination. All doable all worth every step. Super picturesque, amazing feel to reach it and definitely a trek that I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The trek is challenging if you are prone to breathing problems. The road is dry and steep at places. You will require a lot of energy to complete the trek. This is a full day trek and you should not club any other sight seeing. The view from the top is breath taking. I will definitely recommend the trek. Please... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The trek easily is one of the most strenuous around the world. Took 4 hours for us. The view beyond the half way will mesmerize you. The problem starts when you can see the monastery very near but suddenly realize that you have to climb almost 700 steps across 2 mountains to reach there. But trust me, it will give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing but difficult hike to get to the top. It's just difficult to fathom how they built (rebuilt in 1998) this structure so high up in the hill side. It's a 900m hike from the valley to the monastery. The monastery is beautiful and was built in honor of Guru Rinpoche Tips: - It's a fairly strenuous... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Yes..you feel like you reached Heaven once you are there..but as you know it is not easy to reach heaven..so..be ready for that tough hike..i was walking and every 15-20 min was trying to look up to find how close I am to this monastery..and every time it was like a white dot for first 2 hrs..in 2 and half... More 

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