We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Spectacular!!!!”

Taktsang Palphug Monastery
Book In Advance
More Info
US$955.00*
and up
3-Nights Highlight Tour of Bhutan from Paro
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Paro
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Only one word can truly tell what the Tiger's nest is really like. Spectacular! However, getting up there is a grind. Starting in the car park you walk for hours up rough dirt pathways. There is only one way up & down. I suggested they put in a cable car.

I'm 63 years young and it was tough. There is a café half way up - only toilet in 3 - 4 hours of walking. I guess bushes or trees are your only cover. After a long walk there are 700 steps down & up & along a mountain cliff face until finally you get to the monastery. The final entry to the monastery is so good. What an amazing experience. Then back you go to the car park again.

The views are spectacular! Rising up a few thousand meters gives panoramic views of the Paro mountains and the Tiger's nest hanging precariously on the cliff edge. This Building is a rebuilt structure as the first burnt down. I can not imagine how they got the job done the first time let alone the repairs. There are horses you can hire from the car park to the steps but only going up not down. It is tough but don't miss it. Bhutan is fabulous.

Regards,
Larry B

1  Thank blandimportscom
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (1,954)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1,086 - 1,090 of 1,954 reviews

Reviewed 14 July 2014

Once you arrive , you can feel that you achieve. 10,000 feet from sea level. People who can achieve must be a special one.

Thank Julnudda C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Taktshang Goemba or Tiger’s Nest Monastery was blessed and sanctified as one of Bhutan’s most sacred religious sites. It hangs on a cliff and stands above a beautiful forest of blue pine and rhododendrons.

2  Thank vyonna
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 July 2014

One of the must see places in Paro. While going up we took the pony which was perfectly safe. The dal and rice was awesome in the cafe on the top.

1  Thank GMRAJ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Like something out of a movie. All I expected and more. A reasonable hike is rewarded with beautiful panoramic views and of course, the temple itself which is breathtaking.

We were fortunate to arrive at 12 exactly and were able to sit in on their noon prayers. We were even treated to butter tea and biscuits. Which was a bit surreal. :)

1  Thank Liam K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Taktsang Palphug Monastery also viewed

 
Paro, Paro District
Paro, Paro District
 

Been to Taktsang Palphug Monastery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing