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.
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