Taktsang Monastery, popularly known as Tiger’s Nest, one of the must see places in Bhutan and unofficial symbol of Bhutan.
Taktsang Monastery is a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple, miraculously built above 10000 feet in a granite cliffside of the Paro Valley. The legend says that Guru Rinpoche flew on a Tiger, where he was sat three months in a cave and dominate the demon. It was build in 1692 and every Bhutanese is expected to complete the pilgrimage at least once.
Very few fortunate travelers can reach the Taktsang (Tiger Nest) after hiking. The experience is priceless.The Hiker should visit Bhutan once for Taktsang Hiking and it considered as “Once in a Lifetime” experience.
Monastery Opening and Closing Time (daily):
October – March: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM – 5 PM.
April – September: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Cafeteria: Noon – 3:00 PM (daily)
No Entrance Fee
Horses till the cafeteria: Nu 500 and horses till the monastery: Nu 800