Home » Bhutan » Tour in Bhutan » Tiger Nest Monastery tour

Tiger Nest Monastery tour

Tiger nest monastery tour

Tiger nest Monastery tour will take you to the  Tiger Nest Monastery ( Taktsang Monastery  ) which is one of the most sacred religious monastery of Bhutan situated about 15 km north of Paro Valley in Drukgyel Dzong. The monastery was built in 1649 to protect nation from the attack of Tibetans. Tiger Nest Monastery Tour take you to the fantastic small monastery that lies on the high rocky hill 900m above the valley. In April 1998, the monastery was caught by a disastrous fire, but great efforts were made to repair the damage.

Tiger Nest Monastery also known as Taktshang Gomba hangs on a cliff and stands above a beautiful forest of blue pine and rhododendrons that offers spectacular view of the valley. It takes about 2 hours walk from the parking area that passes through coniferous forest, up a steep path to the view point. There are few an excellent view point before reaching Tiger nest monastery, from where we can take great picture on the backdrop of Tiger nest monastery.

Tourists can enter the monastery as per the timings mentioned outside of the monastery. You can be secure about the permits as our guide will have already arranged the standard permit. The timing to enter the monastery is from 8 AM to 1 PM and 2-5 PM daily during October to March and until 6 PM during April to September. You have to deposit your bags and cameras in entrance as the Camera and Photography is strictly prohibited inside the monastery.

Around the Taktsang Senge Samdup cave where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in the 8th century. Padmasambhava is credited with introducing Buddhism to Bhutan and is the tutelary deity of the country. Today, Paro Taktsang is the best known of the thirteen taktsang or “tiger lair” caves in which he meditated.

The temple devoted to Padmasambhava (also known as Gu-ru mTshan-brgyad Lhakhang, “the Temple of the Guru with Eight Names”) is an elegant structure built around the cave in 1692 by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye. It has become the cultural icon of Bhutan. A popular festival, known as the Tsechu, held in honor of Padmasambhava, is celebrated in the Paro valley sometime during March or April.

Day o1: Arrive in paro and Transfer to the hotel in Paro.

Day 02: Tiger Nest monastery tour full day.

Day 03: Departure to the airport for your onward destination

Day o1: Arrive in paro and Transfer to the hotel in Paro.

As you descend into Paro valley, you will see the Paro Dzong (fortress) on the hillside overlooking the Paro Chu (river), with its watchtower, now the national museum, to its north.

In the afternoon, you will visit the auspicious Kyichu Lhakhang the 7th century monastery and one of Bhutan’s oldest and most beautiful temples. The temple was built in 659 by King Songtsen Gampo of Tibet, to pin down the left foot of a giant ogress who was thwarting the spread of Buddhism.

In the evening, explore the small town of Paro, which is filled with handicraft and souvenir shops. If you like, you could visit a farmhouse and try out a local meal and get to know locals or soak in a traditional bath heated by stones and sprinkled with herbs while sipping on area, a grain distilled alcoholic brew

Day 02: Tiger Nest monastery tour full day.

Today, you embark on the stunning hike to Taktshang monastery. The trial starts in a pine wood forest, about 10 kms north of Paro valley.

From there, it is an uphill climb through trees adorned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. Stop for a rest and light refreshments at the Taktsang cafeteria. The hike takes about two and half hours at a moderate pace.

This incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in 746 AD, flew here on the back of a tigress, said to be his consort.

In the afternoon visit the national museum housed in the ancient watchtower locally known as Ta-Dzong. The seven-floor museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history. A short walk downhill leads to Rinpung Dzong fortress, which serves as the district center for civil and monastic administration.

Walk further down and cross the traditional cantilever bridge over the Paro River to enter Paro town. There is an archery range nearby, where you might catch a few enthusiasts shooting at targets 140 yards apart using compound bows or traditional bamboo bows. We can arrange for you try your skill in traditional archery if you like!

Day 03: Departure to the airport for your onward destination.

Trip Cost US$ 1085 Per person
Cost Includes:
  • 3 star hotel on full board basis as per the itinerary.
  • All your guiding tour including entry fees.
  • All your ground Transport by car/Jeep/van/hice/
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu
  • All your visa permit and all documents.
Cost Excludes:
  • personal expenses.
  • Loundry.
  • Drinks.
  • insurance.

Start Date - End Data Status Cost Book This Trip

Quick Inquiry

Quick Enquiry
Sending
star rating:4.974358974359 156 reviews
Price From
$1085 USD Book This Trip Customize my Trip
Make Enquiry

Trip Facts

  • Trekking Destination: Tiger Nest Monastery
  • Group Size: 1
  • Minimum altitude:
  • Season: All aroubd the year
  • Grade Info: Easy
  • Transportation: car /
  • Total Days: 3
  • Walking Hour: 4 HRS

Why Book With Us

  • Best price guaranteed.
  • Client’s safety is the first priority
  • More than 12 years of experience
  • 99 % of success rate
  • Your money is 100% safe.
  • Deep local knowledge and on ground attendance.
  • We are available around the clock.
  • All trip are fully customizable.
  • Guaranteed Departure on Every Booking.
  • You can schedule your own departure dates.
  • All trip, we can help you to make fit on your budget.
  • Company base in Nepal.
  • Quick Response.
  • Special care and consideration

Our Facebook Page