Visit Tiger’s Nest
The Tiger’s Nest Monastery, also known as Paro Taktsang, is one of the most spectacular sites in the Himalayas. A sacred site to this day, the Tiger’s Nest is built on a cave believed to have been where Guru Rinpoche traveled to on the back of a tigress to meditate for 3 months, hence the nickname “tiger’s nest.” This event is historically known as that which introduced Buddhism to the Bhutanese people. Not only is this one of the world’s best sanctuaries to learn more about Buddhism and Bhutanese culture, but the site itself is awe-inspiring and sensationally arousing. A set of white, gold and red structures cling to the side of a sheer cliff side 900 m above the floor of Paro valley, all backed by stunning, emerald-green jungle and epic mountain views. Being present here will make you feel soulfully isolated and in charge with the magnetism of the planet’s greatness.
There is no doubt about it, the Tiger’s Nest is remote. Travelers must fly into Paro Airport, the only international airport in Bhutan. Once you land, Paro Airport will have private travel options such as limos and SUV transfer or shared ride vans and taxis to transport you closer to your destination. This country is easy accessible from Nepal, Kathmandu, Bangladesh, Delhi, Jaipur and Hyderabad Those wanting to get a glimpse of this stunning site will have to hike for around 4-5 hours (round trip). There is a direct flight from Sydney, Darwin, Canberra, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Townsville for Australian citizen with AirAsia, Air India, and Thai Airways. The best place for travelers to base themselves is the small town of Paro, which is only a 20-minute drive from the start of the hike. Most visitors will require a tour to visit Bhutan. In this case, transportation and guides to Tiger’s Nest will be organized for you.