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Taktsang ‘Tiger’s Nest’ Monastery Day Walk

Land Adventures
The hike begins near a small temple complex after a 45-minute transfer from the hotel through the bustling Paro Valley. The first 15 minutes are gentle — a slight incline through a pine forest. Soon you reach a collection of colourful prayer wheels, then the tougher part of the climb begins. Though steep at times, the path is well-trodden and you’ll find the Taktsang Cafeteria marking the halfway point, where you can relax and refresh. The destination is worth the hike — Tiger’s Nest is a marvel of architecture, perched on a sheer rock face 3,000 metres above the valley. Arguably the most iconic landmark in Bhutan, this temple is believed to be the place Guru Rinpoche landed on the back of a flying tigress, bringing Buddhism to Bhutan from Tibet. You can also do this route on horseback.
 
Price: US$100 for single guest, or US$85 per person for two guests. Talk to us about the rates for larger groups.
Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm
Level of Difficulty: Moderate to hard
Inclusions: water, guide, transport
What to wear/bring: Hiking shoes, walking poles, bag pack, sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses.
 
Notes: All prices are subject to 20 per cent tax and service charge. Please make your reservations at least one day in advance to avoid disappointment.
 

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