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Review of Taktsang Palphug Monastery

Taktsang Palphug Monastery
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3-Nights Highlight Tour of Bhutan from Paro
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Paro
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift
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“Do not miss!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

Its a pleasant trek to a brilliant view. I suggest you trek it up and do not take the pony. Saw a person fall off it when we went. You have the option of renting a stick in the beginning, which definitely makes it easier.There is a café midway to re energise yourself. The view from here is pretty. You have the choice of ending the trek here or continuing till the end. It relatively gets easier post this point. Then comes the steps, this is a bit tough but definitely worth it. Better to start the trek early in the morning. Gives you enough time. This way you can skip the mid noon heat and your back before it gets dark.

Visited July 2014
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“A tough uphill hike to a beautiful Monastery on a Cliff Edge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

This is a must d in Paro!. It took us 3.5 hours to go all the way up. Some folks can do it as fast as 2 hours. Coming back was 2.5 hours. The altitude slows you down, as you go from 2,000 meters to 2,800 meters. They have mules to take you up, but best to hile p and enjoy the views. Start early, like 9am and you should be done by 4:00pm Make a massage appointment in the evening. You will need it

Visited June 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

As a senior citizen it was indeed a challenge to climb up Tiger's nest. Without the help of a pony ride, or a stick, and the rest of my family members and friends way ahead, i made it half way and halted at the cafeteria for almost three hours for the rest to return. Advice - Be fit, energetic and young.

Visited June 2014
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Sacred place where you disconnect from stress.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Tiger's Nest is an amazing and spiritual place, it took me 3 hours to reach the top of the monastery and it worth it. There is an enormous statue of Buda in the monastery and it's history of how it was placed there is unique. There is no telepheric for reaching there, because as a monk said, "no pain, no gain".

Visited March 2014
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“Few tips to follow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

First of all, this cant be missed if you ever visit Bhutan and you don't need another review to tell how awesome is this place. So, let me directly jump to few tips that i borrowed from my good friends and personally experienced which you can follow while visiting Tiger's nest:

1) wear light clothes but full or 3/4th sleeves and pants if you are intending to visit inside the temple too
2) Avoid heavy jackets and sweaters even if you are trekking on a cold morning. Its gonna be a obstacle when you start your trek
3) wear good shoes which can give you grip as it might get slippery (especially if you are visiting in Jul/Aug during monsoon season)
4) Take some snacks to eat and also water. But don,t litter and they have dustbins for disposing trash
5) definitely take the walking stick that they provide
6) You can also take a pony to go up the hill (but what,s the fun in it:-)). 2 options: you can either trek till the cafeteria and see the view and come back (or) take another 1.5 hr trek till the temple (which is little hard but worth everything)
7) People who are older or have heart problems or overweight can avoid this as this trek might be tiring
8) Its better to start the trek atleast by 9 in the morning so that you can come back to the base camp by 3 pm. Its good time for the view too
9) Most importantly, if you have the luxury, once you return from the trek to your hotel, take a nice hotwater jacuzzi, you would need it!!

Visited June 2014
5 Thank Rujila
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