Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), Paro

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Resting on a lush cliffside of the Himalayan mountain range, Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) represents a prominent sacred site where Bhutan's tutelary deity--Padmasambhava--once meditated. The elegant temple complex was built around meditation caves or "tiger lairs" in 1692, and quickly became the nation's cultural icon. Explore the compound's four principal temples and residential houses interconnected through granite stairways. Inside the monastery, inspect Bodhisattva images, elaborate wall paintings, balconies embellished with religious symbols, and remarkable works of art. You'll need sturdy climbing shoes and a moderate fitness level to endure the several gruelling hours it takes to reach it. To visit Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) and other attractions in Paro, use our Paro trip planner .
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  • One of the highlights of the visit to Bhutan. The location is beautiful and very interesting. There is a rigorous security scheme, which prevents cameras from being taken to the temples. I Advise to prepare for the walk which, although short, has many climbups and downhill.
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  • Your trip to Bhutan without climbing up Taktsang is just incomplete. We had kept it for the last day on our itinerary. It was an early Good morning as we wanted to avoid the sun while climbing. The ba...  more »
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  • It was an awesome experience.I am 63 years old and my wife is 55years and 6 months old.One of our friends was with us who is 61 years and 6 months old.He took the whole journey by walk.We took two horses, they had taken us upto the cafeteria.One can only go 50% of the whole stretch (one side) by horse.After that we have to go by walk.Time taken from there to tiger's nest nearly two hours.We walked from the cafeteria area at least an hour then reached a place from where you have to go down 500 steps first and then 260 steps you have to climb.After that inside the monastery another 50 steps you have to climb again.Ticket per head Rs.500/-, which you can buy at the parking area or near the gate of the monastery.Then we started descending (by walk).It take two and half hours to reach to the parking area or base area.
  • A wonder you should never miss on Bhutan trip. So beautifully constructed. Never forget to visit the tiger's dench,though it is little risky. Be silent and pray calmly. Wear proper clothes covering ankles and wrists. Keep phones on the ticket counter as photography is strictly banned inside.
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