Tread the sacred path to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery (5 Hours )

City tour with Sauna Experience

(5 Hours)

Description

Popularly known as the Tiger’s Nest, Paro Taktshang is a revered temple and monastery in beautiful Paro. The sacred structure is spectacularly situated 900 metres (2 955 feet) above sea level, at the edge of a cliff in the upper Paro Valley. The temple is cloaked in folklore and myth, illustrating the sacred tales of Guru Padmasambhava, the source of Buddhism in Bhutan. Legend has it that the Guru flew from Tibet on the the back of a mystical tigress and landed on the steep cliff to meditate in a cave. In the late 17th century, the monastery was constructed around the cave by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye, who was universally believed to be the reincarnation of the Guru. Numerous miracles are associated with the monastery, such as sightings of mysterious flowers that appear in the air, only to disappear before touching the ground. The Guru has also been spotted both inside and outside the cave at the same time. The complex is open to visitors and the scenic hike to the temple takes around five hours. Travellers will pass through a dense forest and will emerge on the edge of a rocky chasm, where they will need to climb down to a trickling waterfall and then back up the cliff face to the monastery on the other side. Apart from its rich history, the spot boasts magnificent views over green valleys and mountain ranges.

Included:

Meals

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Hotel Pickup & Drop-off

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Reviews

Our guide Lekden Loday was fantastic, knowledgeable, engaging, reliable!
Nancy Yale
31 Oct 2019
As their name suggests -- &Beyond -- did just that. They went above and beyond. First, amazing guide and driver. Truly took care of us and gave us a unique experience. Incredibly knowledgeable -- culture, religion, people, nature. Also, we had a couple of issues come up -- an injury and a broken phone and some change of plans -- they handled everything with professionalism and a "can do" attitude.
Sam McClure
21 Oct 2019
Guide and driver were excellent. We had unexpectedly rainy days and a medical issue and Lekden our guide was able to handle all of that with skill and flexibility. All the lodges we stayed at Aldo offered top notch service. Would have like to have been offered the option of using helicopter for the long drive. And also going to Paro from Delhi it would have been nice to be in business class and also on the side of the plane best suited for viewing Mount Everest.
Sam McClure
21 Oct 2019

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