Bhutan Tiger’s Nest hike
People interested just to visit Tigers’ Nest , this is the best itinerary to consider short 3 days/2nights Bhutan trip.The Tiger’s Nest and locally known as Taktshang situated about 900 meters above Paro Valley, Taktsang Monastery, the “Tiger’s Nest” is one of the most visited hotspot tourist attractions in Bhutan.
Precariously clinging at 3120 meters above the sea level on a vertical mountain cliff, Taktsang Monastery is a superb and outstanding sight for foreigners visiting.
The temple is in the sacred rock, which was believed to have been blessed by Guru Rinpoche in the 8th century. Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche flew to this site on a tigress’ back to subdue a local demon. Thereafter, he meditated here for three months.
Visiting Tiger’s Nest temple will be rewarded with a breathtaking view and ones in a lifetime memory.
From there, it is an uphill climb through trees adorned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. Stop for a rest and light refreshments at the Taktsang cafeteria. The hike takes about two and half hours at a moderate pace.
This incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in 746 AD, flew here on the back of a tigress, said to be his consort.