Perched high up on a cliff side overlooking the green Paro valley, Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) is a small Buddhist monastery and a cultural icon of Bhutan. The temple complex was built in 1692, around the most famous of the thirteen "tiger lair" caves in which Guru Padmasambhava--also known as the Second Buddha--had meditated in the 8th century. Getting to this sacred site requires a bit of uphill trekking, but it is well worth the effort. Take your time to soak in the serene atmosphere of the place while you admire its refined architecture, decorative murals, and many sculptures. To visit Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) and other attractions in Paro, use our Paro trip planner .
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Reviews
This is one of the highlights of most people's Bhutan trip. Our group decided to walk the entire track.There is a halfway point where they serve tea and biscuits. (We reached it in about 1 hour). The ... more »
I think this is the main target who are traveling Bhutan. You have to consume lot of energy when climbing. Do it slowly with taking lot of pictures while climbing. If you are going from sea level, you... more »
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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