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Taktsang Palphug Monastery

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| Thimphu, Paro Valley, Paro 11001, Bhutan
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All reviews half way tiger's nest the cliff take your time worth the effort walking stick tea house halfway point start early coming down climb down biscuits catch your breath on foot horse ride base camp lunch break
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The monastery is by far the most memorable architecture inn Bhutan. Worth a go. Avoid taking elderlies unless they are very fit. The 3 hour odd trek can be moderate for young/ middle aged people but incredibly difficult for elderly. Furthermore, the downhill journey may...More

Thank Aritra C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared wen u visit this Monastery. It’s a 3 hr hike up n 2.5 hrs hike down. Both my n my wife made it after practicing weekly by jogging. Btw, we are in the late fifties. It’s a very strenuous n exciting trekking experience....More

Thank ChelvalierM
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

I don't have any words to explain the journey from bottom of the hill through a beautiful forest to the serenity of Taktsang or Tiger Nest. Old people go at your own risk as the road is very stiff.......it takes normally 8 to 10 hrs...More

Thank niladri sekhar d
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

The famous Tiger's Nest which is the brand ambassador of Bhutan is rightly named so. It's a not so hard hike and gives an awesome view at the end

Thank ExploreDwell
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Adventures Within Reach arranged a flawless solo trip for me to the Kathmandu area in addition to a subsequent family trip to Bhutan. My visit to Nepal was my first attempt at solo travel and I could not have been happier with the experience. Their...More

Thank sharon s
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

If you have the will you can make it on foot. It is certainly worth the effort. Just take water and rain coat. It is useful to have a guide to explain the history and intricate details of the different deities and each temple

Thank Kamal K
Reviewed August 7, 2018

A peaceful ambiance and ravishing beauty of the architectural structure of the monastery is eye-pleasing. Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated here and I felt the divinity of him each second I was in the monastery.

Thank KunalG515
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Paro Taktsang - A prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex located in the cliffside of the upper Paro valley in Bhutan. Paro taktsang is msut visiting tourist attractions of Buddhist Kingsom Bhutan- known as Land of Thunder Dragon.

Thank HimalayaV3
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Tigers nest monestary- derived it name from the legend surrounding it. Its a beautiful and old monestary located at the edge of the hill. Some parts of the trek are very steep and will test your stamina. I went when the temperatures were low, around...More

1  Thank Mamta S
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Tigernest monestry commonly known as Taktshang was so amazing place. It usually take 2hrs climing up and 1 and 1/2 hrs to come down. If you can't walk, we can take a horse ride but hiking ourself is good though. After reaching up we get...More

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August 13, 2018|
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Response from KunalG515 | Reviewed this property |
Though the ticket counter is not usually very crowded, but to avoid any complications you can visit : BhutanPackages
July 18, 2018|
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Response from Shveta S | Reviewed this property |
Check about the availability of the tickets we started at 7am but there were people who already started by 5 am.I doubt about allowing in snow time as the path is slippery & dusty. Do carry walking sticks you can hire... More
May 5, 2018|
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Response from GurgoomTravels | Reviewed this property |
fly to paro via kolkotta/delhi...and from paro its easy