Key information: Tiger's Nest
- Famous walk to Taktshang Goempa (Tiger's Nest), Bhutan's best known (if not finest) and most dramatically situated monastery, clinging to a cleft in a sheer cliff 900m above the Paro valley. An inspiring walk to a tremendous place.The initial trudge up the hillside, through scrubby trees but with increasingly fine views across the fertile valley toward the surrounding hills, can seem like a bit of a tedious slog, especially if you are newly arrived at this altitude, but the first glimpse of the monastery dispels all doubts.
The Lonely Planet has helpful information on this trek.
Walkopedia rating(Top 100)
- Walkopedia rating85
- Natural interest13
- Human interest15
- Negative points3
- Total rating85
- Note: Negs: quite a bit is a dullish trudge at altitude in scrubby trees
- Length: 1.5hrs
- Maximum Altitude: 3150m
- Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
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