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Tiger’S Nest Monastery

Port Blair | Paro Takstang-one of Bhutan’s most recognized spots.

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Visit Duration: 8-9 hours

Timings: 8 AM to 1 PM and 2-5 PM daily, October – March;Until 6 PM, April – September

Entry type: Paid

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A respected Buddhist holy site, Paro Taktsang, also known as Tiger's Nest or Taktsang Palphug Monastery, is located in Bhutan's upper valley on a cliffside. This temple, which stands 10240 feet above the Paro valley on a perilous cliff and is only accessible by a challenging road, has come to represent Bhutan. While being challenging to reach due to its remote position, which also makes it attractive, unusual, and an unforgettable destination, it is one of the top attractions to see in Paro.

The shining lights, gilded dome, and idols make the interior look even more gorgeous. A large statue of a tiger is located in the rock-carved hall of a thousand Buddhas. The stairs that connect the buildings are carved out of the rocks, and each building has windows that offer a stunning view. The monks rotate the temple's main shrine, the prayer wheel, each morning at four in the morning to mark the beginning of a new day. Granite slopes that nearly reach verticality line Paro Chu's right flank. In this context, the word "Chu" in Bhutanese refers to rivers or water. He is honored in the Padmasambhava shrine, also known as the Gu-Ru mTshan-bragged Lhakhang.

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Tiger’S Nest Monastery

Highlights of Tiger’S Nest Monastery

At Paro, Bhutan, there is a revered Buddhist monument called the Tiger's Nest Monastery. Around the cave where Guru Rinpoche initially meditated and brought Buddhism to Bhutan, it was built in 1692. According to tradition, Guru Rinpoche arrived here from Tibet on the back of a tigress, earning the place the nickname "Tiger's Nest."

The monks' living quarters are located in four of the monastery's temples. Yet with the daily influx of tourists, Paro Takstang continues to be used as a monastery.

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Tiger’S Nest Monastery Overview

A respected Buddhist holy site, Paro Taktsang, also known as Tiger's Nest or Taktsang Palphug Monastery, is located in Bhutan's upper valley on a cliffside. This temple, which stands 10240 feet above the Paro valley on a perilous cliff and is only accessible by a challenging road, has come to represent Bhutan. While being challenging to reach due to its remote position, which also makes it attractive, unusual, and an unforgettable destination, it is one of the top attractions to see in Paro.

The shining lights, gilded dome, and idols make the interior look even more gorgeous. A large statue of a tiger is located in the rock-carved hall of a thousand Buddhas. The stairs that connect the buildings are carved out of the rocks, and each building has windows that offer a stunning view. The monks rotate the temple's main shrine, the prayer wheel, each morning at four in the morning to mark the beginning of a new day. Granite slopes that nearly reach verticality line Paro Chu's right flank. In this context, the word "Chu" in Bhutanese refers to rivers or water. He is honored in the Padmasambhava shrine, also known as the Gu-Ru mTshan-bragged Lhakhang.

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Points Of Interest for Tiger’S Nest Monastery

Wide dirt paths lead to the Tiger's Nest Monastery. The entire route is uphill, though not particularly steeply. For the majority of folks, it's extremely possible; just be ready to take your time.
Most people need between one and two hours to complete the climb up to the cafeteria, which is roughly halfway up.

You will encounter numerous prayer flags along the way. As you ascend, savor the sights of the valley. The view simply gets better and better. The trail briefly flattens out about the midway point. In this location, you can recite prayers and have a meal at the Takstang Cafeteria. You can see the monastery very well from here.

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Best time to visit Tiger’S Nest Monastery

Taktsang is best visited between September and November or March and April when the weather is clearest and coziest due to seasonal fluctuations in temperature.

Summers: The average high temperature in the summertime is between 15° and 20°. A delightful natural breeze, a comfortable temperature, and a bright sky are present right now. You will be able to enjoy your journey at this time thanks to a beautiful sky and a nice, natural air conditioner. March through April are the best months to visit Paro.

Monsoon: The monsoon season, which lasts from July to September in both India and Bhutan, is quite similar. Your journey to Paro Taktsang could be ruined by the high humidity and amount of rain during this time. Despite this, September is still a great season to travel because it rarely rains, allowing you to still have a fantastic time.

Winters: While it may be foggy, snowy, and exceedingly difficult to walk on, November is still an excellent time to visit Paro because the weather will be pleasant and temperate. Winter temperatures can drop as low as 9° to -9°.

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People Also Asked

How difficult is the trek to Tiger's Nest?

The hike to Tiger's Nest is a moderate to difficult one. You'll be able to do it if you have at least an average level of fitness. The hike takes between 3 to 5 hours depending on your pace

How far is the hike up to Tiger's Nest monastery?

It's a 4 miles round trek that can take around 5 to 8 hours for trekking uphill and then back towards the base point

Can you go inside Tigers Nest monastery?

On average, it takes between four and five hours to do the round trip hike, plus one more hour to tour the monastery. Many people also have lunch in the cafeteria not far from the monastery.

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