Paro Taktsang or as it’s more commonly known Tiger’s, Nest is a 328-year-old Buddhist monastery that sits precariously on a soaring cliff face 3120 meters above sea level, in the heart of the fascinating kingdom of Bhutan.
A hugely sacred and important site, the monastery was constructed in the location where Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche (who is credited with introducing Buddhism to Bhutan and as the legend goes, was brought on the back of a tigress) first meditated and is a truly breathtaking sight, a cliffside complex of beautiful temples and caves surrounded by the verdant slopes of the Himalayas!
A beautiful and fascinating land that remains untouched by mass tourism, the mountain kingdom of Bhutan is truly like nowhere else on earth. Visit centuries-old Buddhist temples and monuments, hike through dramatic verdant valleys and up Himalayan slopes, and spend time with the locals, discovering their unique, enduring customs and traditions: experience the essence of this unique country on this 10-day adventure!
Between 4 and 7 hours.
The best time of year to visit Bhutan is during late March and April as the weather is usually clear and pleasant and the flowers are in full bloom.
There are no direct flights to Bhutan from the UK, instead, you must travel via another Asian city such as Bangkok, Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, and Singapore.
Yes, British Citizens must obtain a visa to enter the country. Visas are issued on arrival but must be applied for in advance via a licensed tour operator.
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