Paro Taktsang

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Paro Taktsang
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Historic Sites • Religious Sites
12:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Ugyen
Noida, India209 contributions
Once in lifetime experience and ICONIC Holy place
Jan 2021
Hike to this place is must in ones life time experience , and must must to do when in Bhutan. Being Bhutanse sure that I visit this once in a while and its kind of wish fulfilling. Hike up the mountain and hills is tough physically but the excitement keeps you moving uphills. once you start to see the view from the hills when it comes nearby its becomes more excited and you dont even realise how much tough uphill journey is. There is no motor road and have to hike uphill for around 2 hours for normal , physically fit people. However while going back downhill it hardly takes not even an hour. One should carry your refreshment like water and some energy drinks which gives you more energy to take the hike uphills. No to forget your Hats, umberella and walking sticks for sure. Rest just visit experience as I cant even explain the feeling you get.
Written June 2, 2021
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jigme d
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The best part of trip was Hike to the Spectacular Tigers nest.
Nov 2019 • Solo
The best part of trip was Hike to the Spectacular Tigers nest. A long hike riding the pony and enjoying the 360 view of paro valley plus the Waterfall was an extra bonus on the hike . Just love it :)
Written October 30, 2020
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AZCasualTraveler
Mesa, AZ1,794 contributions
Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Temple
Nov 2019
Taktsang Temple or more popularly known as "Tiger's Nest" is considered to be one of the most important temples in the Himalayan Buddhist world. This Temple is perched on a shear-cliff top and is considered by many to be one of the most breathtaking temples in the world.

The only way to reach the Tiger's Nest is to hike up a long and dusty trail from the parking lot in Paro Valley at the foot of the cliff. The hike up is not easy - almost 5.5 miles round-trip. Bringing along "walking sticks" are useful because the trail is quite steep in many areas, loose dirt and no hand-rails for most of the trail. For those who "forgot" to bring a walking stick, there are vendors who have some available for a small rental "fee" at the start of the trailhead.

At about half-way up the trail to the Temple, there is the Taktsang Cafeteria/Restaurant available with restrooms, drinks and food service - nothing fancy but just basic facilities here. Our small group tour made a "rest stop" here to relax and have coffee/tea and cookies before continuing the climb-up. Our tour group stopped by this Restaurant on the way back down for a full lunch.

From the Restaurant, the trail at first seems to be leveling off (not as steep). However, as we approach a shear cliff wall with steps - the trail drops down to a small valley with a bridge and a waterfall at the bottom. From this waterfall/bridge area the trail (stair steps) go straight up to the Temple - not easy!

Upon reaching the Temple entrance, you will have to go through a security check-in desk where you are NOT allowed to bring cameras or cellphones into the Temple complex area. There are security personnel standing at various points in the Temple complex to ensure that nobody is attempting to take photographs.
NOTE: The Temple security check-in area does have individual lockers for people to lock-up your valuables - including cameras and cellphones.

Once in the Tiger's Nest Temple complex, one thing that I did observe is that there is not a lot of space to maneuver around in - the walkways and inside the temples themselves there is not a lot of excess space.
In summary, the hike to the Tiger's Nest Temple is a very worthwhile experience - the scenery around the Temple is exactly what I had read about: "Breathtaking Views" that can only be experienced here in person.
Written May 24, 2020
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Dartmo85
37 contributions
A strenuous walk up, and absolutely beautiful view.
Feb 2020
We arrived in the morning and headed straight up. The half-way point is where you'll find a small restaurant- that's a handy thing. Then once up on top, be sure you are with a knowledgable guide because that is how one gains the cultural insight needed to truly appreciate this place where the Guru Padmasambhava gained enlightenment.
Written April 10, 2020
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Ash J
Melbourne, Australia34 contributions
Steep hike with huge reward at the end
Feb 2020
I saw a travel segment on Tigers Nest and the very next day booked a trip to Bhutan.

The day we visited it was very foggy and for most of the ascent we couldnt see anything. But once the sky cleared and we saw this holy site for the first time we were inspired.

The hike up is steep but the reward at the end is well worth it
Written March 31, 2020
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Rosario_it
Belgium1,824 contributions
Beautiful experience
Apr 2019
The hike to reach the Monastery is quite hard but it can be done taking the time.
It's not a run but an experience to do and see some nice view and reach finally the Monastery.
Some nice points to take photos along the way.
Written March 28, 2020
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Lengtan67
Kuala Lumpur985 contributions
Blessed!
Feb 2020
Able to visit this scared holy site again makes me feel truly blessed especially being able to hike up there and be down using almost the same time I did on my first visit, February 2016.

As we are all aware, the hike up can be quite a feat for many, my only advise is to take your time and not to over assert yourself. I was also told by my guide, take sips of water every now and then, and rest when needed. Also avoid heavy dressing as it seems once we sweat, the hike will even me more grueling.

Be it whether was my first or second, this temple is simply amazing and magnificent. However, on this trip I managed to visit more chapels than the last.

Truly enjoyed my each and every visit despite feeling a bit more crowded this trip as compared to the last.

If I have the chance, I will visit it again for the third time!
Written March 22, 2020
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Anmol
Bengaluru, India92 contributions
Tiger Nest Hike: Difficult but worth to go.
Mar 2020
Hey guys, what’s up.
Tiger nest in Paro Bhutan is a must place to go if you visit Bhutan. It is located in Paro. We went with group of people around 30 members. We started early morning around 8 am from hotel and reached to ground by 9 am. You can rent hike stickers on rent with 50 rs . You can fill water bottles down , keep some energy bars and wear warm clothes. As you hike up you will have breathing problems due to cold climate and less oxygen . We started hiking together but few went fast and few in moderate speed and rest very slow.Your fitness is very important to reach top and more over eat healthy food before you start. I got food poisoning because of Bhutan food so I didn’t eat anything in breakfast. Again hiking is not easy as you go up hiking will get difficult and that is very steep so you have to be very careful. You can’t climb without stickers. Once you reach half way you will get restaurant but it’s very costly. Tea 10 ₹ and lunch 500 ₹. Anyways I completed some how and it was different experience all together. Go and have fun . Enjoy 😊
Written March 21, 2020
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Marufhasan
Dhaka City, Bangladesh26 contributions
Main Tourist Attraction of Bhutan
Nov 2019
A tracking to a historical temple. you need 3 hours to reach the top of the hill. And two hours to come down. The scenic beauty is excellent from the top. Its worth walking 3 hours to climb 3 thousand feet from the base. Total distance is around 4.5 Kilometre from the base to top. A healthy person should be capable to complete the track. There is a lot of Legendary story regarding the mystic & historic temple. The name Tiger's Nest itself tells a Legend.
Written March 16, 2020
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Mimi K
London, England, United Kingdom23 contributions
Amazing 7 day tour of Bhutan, Tiger's Nest was the highlight of my trip
Mar 2020
The hike up to Tiger's Nest was amazing. It was a challenging hike, definitely need poles on the way down. The views at the top was breathtaking.
Written March 15, 2020
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