Hike to the Tiger's Nest





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Wait a minute - did you say Hike to the Tiger’s Nest?

No, don't get us wrong, if feeding big cats or cooing over fluffy wuffy baby tigers is your idea of fun, the hike to the Tiger’s Nest probably isn’t the excursion for you.

Because despite the name, you'll not be seeing any actual tigers on your hike (unless you stumble across a wild one on your way – in that case, best of luck to you.... can I have your car?).

This hike is to THE Tiger’s Nest – the jaw-dropping sacred Buddhist site located near Paro, Bhutan. So while you probably won’t be crossing 'tigers' off your must-see-animals list, you will get to experience the most incredible views over the Paro Valley – the gateway to the last Himalayan kingdom. 

What does a Hike to the Tiger’s Nest entail?

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You’ve trekked the Half Dome at Yosemite, rambled your way up the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – now it’s time to make one of the most epic hikes in the world to the Tiger’s Nest, perched 10,000ft above sea level.

Known locally as Taktsang Monastery, the destination is an extraordinary collection of four small temples that have been built precariously into a cliff face above the Paro Valley, hanging 900 meters above the ground.

You will spend half a day winding your way up the cliff, taking in the spectacular views before arriving at the legendary monastery, steeped in history and mystery. Just make sure to grab all the photos you need when you're there – trust us, you’re not going to have enough steam to hike back up again....

In Short

  • Visit the beautiful, peaceful and traffic light-free country of Bhutan
  • Spend half a day on a once-in-a-lifetime hiking experience
  • Hike happily, knowing you (probably) won’t be eaten by a tiger
Chris Carra
Chris Carra Author & Events Manager