Paro Taktsang Monastery Ratings & Reviews

Deepti Thomas

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5 reviews

Tiger Nest -My Everest

My Everest, I didn't know my subconscious had a death wish .. Saikado chadaev aisi ki har step pe jaan Nikal jaye .. Sigh .. I am not a mountain person .. Mukul on the other hand is a mountain Ape ..
By the time you reach the Monastery,
You wish to be a monk
Only so that you don't have to do the same route back again .. :P
Realized a life of both extremes .. The workaholic life or quest for purpose via suffering aka stairs won't ever work for me
What was amazing was, there were loads of people of different age groups, lot of them being above 50 slowly and steadily climbing this path, that definitely was a booster!
It is strenuous when you are on it, but when you reach the Tiger Nest and do descend back safely again, it makes you proud of yourself for having achieved it ..
I would say, visit Tiger's Nest on the last day of your trip because it takes time to recover Your muscles from the sudden stress .. And best not to let that make you tired during the trip
It doesn't cost to visit this place, but the ride till the foot of the mountains as one would pay for the vehicle and for the only cafe that is present halfway through serving good tea and a meal comes at a cost.

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Deepti Thomas

Deepti Thomasratingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

5 reviews

Tiger Nest - My Everest

My Everest, I didn't know my subconscious had a death wish.. Saikado chadaav aisi ki har step pe jaan Nikal jaye.. Sigh.. I am not a mountain person.. Mukul on the other hand is a mountain Ape..

By the time you reach the Monastery, you wish to be a monk - Only so that you don't have to do the same route back again. :P

Realized a life of both extremes.. The workaholic life or quest for purpose via suffering aka stairs won't ever work for me.

What was amazing was, there were loads of people of different age groups, lot of them being above 50 slowly and steadily climbing this path, that definitely was a booster!

It is strenuous when you are on it, but when you reach the Tiger Nest and do descend back safely again, it makes you proud of yourself for having achieved it..

I would say, do tiger nest on the last day of your trip because it takes time to recover your muscles from the sudden stress.. And best not to let that make you tired during the trip.

It doesn't cost to visit this place, but the ride till the foot of the mountains as one would pay for the vehicle and for the only cafe that is present halfway through serving good tea and a meal comes at a cost.

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Nicole Anklesaria

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26 reviews

Amazing Trek

The Journey to Tiger's Nest i. E. The hike up to it was as if not more enriching that the monastery itself. It takes quite a while to get there and is a steep uphill hike but it is totally worth it. The journey back is much easier and can be done in half the time. No payment/permit is required for Indian citizens.


Swathi

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2 reviews

Tiger Nest trek

Awesome trek to the monastery at a height of more than 10000ft in Paro city of Bhutan. It was a hectic one as we had to trek country road with elevations.


Shinto K anto

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38 reviews

Best hike of my life

Start early from Paro, this is one of the best attraction in Bhutan. You need to trek atleast 3-4 hours to reach the peak. Its worth a walk :) The best located monastery I have ever seen.

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Sourav Arya

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13 reviews

Nice trekking experience

A nice trekking experience to a Monastery being from a point near Paro. It takes approximately 3 hours to go uphill and around 2 hours to get back. You need to get prior permissions/passes for this trek and you must carry a valid ID proof as you may not be allowed into the monastery without it.

Do carry your eateries and other necessary things as there is no proper arrangements for that. If you feel like giving up on the way you can certainly hire those small horses but even they are allowed upto a certain point as the trek gets steeper beyond that point.

Happy Journey.


Govindan Naganathan

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163 reviews

A true endurance test

From the road the hike towards Taktsang Monastery follows an uphill route. The terrain is quite difficult to climb since there are no roads and only a rough pathway through the forest. Though horses are available we chose to walk to the monastery. The horses also go only to halfway mark and it is better to walk. There is a cafeteria in between where one can rest and have coffee/tea and snacks. Nearer to the monastery there are steps. We were told by the guide that that there were 500 steps going down and another 400 up to the monastery. There is a waterfall on the way and the water is considered as holy water and is very sweet. Normally the trek takes about 3 - 4 hours but we took more than 5 hours to reach the monastery and even then we were fatigued. This trek here was truly an endurance test for us.

Taktsang Monastery is one of the most important monuments of spiritual significance in Bhutan. The legend is that Guru Rinpoche flew into the cave riding a tigress and decimated the demons. The monastery consists of four main temples along with residences for monks along the ledge.

Tiger Nest Monastery hangs on a cliff and stands above a beautiful forest of blue pine and rhododendrons. The view of the monastery hanging precariously from a rather steep cliff is mind boggling. All the difficulties encountered during the difficult climb vanish and one feels a sense of exhilaration. The view from the monastery is wonderful.

It is suggested that before you start the trek to monastery be equipped with plenty of water, sunscreen lotion to avoid sunburns, a hat, and walking stick. Be sure to wear trekking shoes so that you can climb comfortably.

In the monastery no photography is allowed. All visitors should register their full information and leave cameras, mobile phones, hand bags at the security who provide locker to keep them. It should be noted that no T-shirts or shorts are allowed and the visitors should be properly dressed. For Indian visitors they allow churidar / sari for ladies and shirt & pants for gents. Bhutanese wear their national dress.

If anybody is visiting Bhutan this is a must visit place though it is a difficult to climb up to the monastery.

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Mayank Sneh

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4 reviews

Good activities like trekking and river rafting

There is a trekking ventrue for all age people know as Tiger's Nest. It's a 9 km range and takes a whole day to go and come back trekking. Other than trekking there is river rafting in Punakha which also needs a whole day. So be prepared before you choose any of these and plan accordingly.


Chandni Chhabra

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21 reviews

The most important landmark of Bhutan

Throughout our trip to Bhutan we were waiting for Tiger's Nest! It is supposed to be the most revered monastery in Bhutan as the second Buddha who brought Buddhism to this little kingdom first came here. You will have to trek quite a bit to reach this place but its worth all the hard work. The usual trekkers would not find it difficult (except the climbing of stairs). Do visit the actual Tiger den once you reach the monastery and do click pics from the viewpoint, do start your trek early to avoid sun and temple closes between 1-2 pm.


Rajkumari Batheja

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6 reviews

Take your time, it's tedious yet the view is breathtaking

We had read lot of reviews before going for this hike. We thought it would be a walk about 2 hours but this turned out to be a mammoth task. Few things I would like the readers to know.

This is not a two hour task, not for everyone, I took about four hours. It depends on each and every individual capacity. The youngsters may be in a position to climb in two hours.

Upto a midpoint there are horses available, please take help of stick for balancing, maybe two, one in each hand, please take the horse. They take you to the midpoint.

There is a cafeteria here where you can even take coffee or eat something. This is a good break and take full advantage of it. After that there is some more walk, climbing. Then approx seven hundred steps to reach the top. On the top it is very cold, the guards personally check each one before entering the temple.

You have to deposit your camera etc at a counter, sometimes stoles and scarves are also not allowed. I had to keep my shawl also. It was very cold but after you reach the top, the view is ultimate and breath taking. Great experience. The horse does not take you to the top and this no one will tell you. While coming back also there is no horse.

The return is equally tedious so climb back slowly, we started at 8. 30 morning and returned at 3. 30 afternoon. Please do not keep any other sight seeing on this day, this hike is one of its kind. DO experience it.


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