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Address: | Taktsang Trail, Paro, Bhutan
12:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The most beautiful site in Buthan

The road up to the monastery takes about 2 hours and it's beautiful. You can try riding the horse half way up. If you go in the rainy season you must start at 7,30 in order to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The road up to the monastery takes about 2 hours and it's beautiful. You can try riding the horse half way up. If you go in the rainy season you must start at 7,30 in order to be sure that the rain won't catch you. Anyway starting early in the morning is the best way to do it, as at... More 

Thank hteo531
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A three hour trek up hill, quite strenuous for city dwellers, or those not used to regular climbing like us, but worth every bit of it. Seasoned climbers can perhaps complete the task in half the time. The monastery is located on the face of a sheer cliff, accessed after the trek, then a 1000stairs downhill, and a further 800... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have problems climbing up, high altitude phobia and muscle crump. However, I made it through and I'm so proud of myself that I did. One can take a pony from the entrance and get ride up to the restaurant, which will take you to lil more than halfway. Then you have climb for an hour to get to the... More 

Thank Natureholic
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The trek up to the taktsang monastery was absolutely incredible. We managed to cover it in an hour and fifteen minutes but I don't think that's possible for everyone so I would recommend to keep more time in hand when doing the trek. There are some beautiful streams on the way as well. The monastery itself is unbelievably beautiful and... More 

Thank ssen10
New Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I walked all the way to Taktsang Palphug Monastery; it took us around 3 hours but we enjoyed every bit of it. The trek really puts your muscles and perseverance to test! At higher altitudes you will have to take deep and quick breaths. This can be a bit challenging as we are used to breathing a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are into trekking, Taksang is the place to start with while in Bhutan. The brisk drive to the road end and then about one and half hour walk up the rugged terrain is worth every energy you spend on seeing the amazing view...a must go place

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of those places you'll go once probably. Mixed reviews on here as to the effort involved to get to the top. This is how I see it - altitude so it'll sap your air, ascent so you're probably not used to walking up hills, slippery under foot so wear decent walking boots to enjoy it more, go to the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A hike to taktsang is a must and all it needs is willpower. The hike can get strenuous but keep at it and the rewards are amazing. Dont take horses as they get you only upto the cafeteria (half way point). This can be climbed with relative ease if you are physically fit. Also keep in mind the following rules... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When the driver drove all the way to it, I can see the temple is located in the hill. I was only "wao" at very beginning. We almost took 5.5 hours to climb to the top and come down. Very good exercise but not good for elders as it is steep, more like walking on cliffs. I saw an elder... More 

Thank Wateryu W
United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Taktsang Palphug Monastery is also known as Tigers Nest. It is a must do on any trip to Bhutan. Be prepared to walk and burn a few calories. It is a difficult walk up to the monastery. The beginning is like a walk in the woods. Approximately 1/2 of the way up there is a cafeteria where you can stop... More 

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