Paro Taktsang

Paro Taktsang: Hours, Address, Paro Taktsang Reviews: 5/5

Paro Taktsang
5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites
Read more
12:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Write a review
About
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
Top ways to experience Paro Taktsang
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
3,321 reviews
Excellent
2,939
Very good
324
Average
45
Poor
7
Terrible
6

Bhutan Best Travel
Thimphu, Bhutan159 contributions
Started the hike in the morning at 9am to the iconic Tiger's Nest. I felt tired, lucky I was advised to always have some snack bars and water, taking rest during intervals. Tiring but is worth every step I take, chanting Om Mani Padme Hum. Marvel at the beauty of the surroundings including the gorge and waterfall, is amazing.
It's my 3rd time at Taktshang Monastery, feeling blessed again and peaceful.
Written 31 July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Hughzell
Philadelphia, PA41 contributions
It's worth every step for the jaw-dropping views and the calming atmosphere. Yes, it is over 10,000 feet in elevation, but to miss the most sacred place in Bhutan would be a mistake.
Written 26 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dushyant S
Muzaffarnagar550 contributions
Family
Situated at distance of 4 km from Paro, this amazingly beautiful place is worth visiting while you are in Bhutan.a beautiful piece of architecture.
Written 8 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Peter Tompkins
London, UK53 contributions
Friends
A memorable pilgrimage. The walk up from Paro to the monastery is rewarded with the privilege of seeing a host of beautiful temple shrines in the 17c monastery. The monks are very welcoming.

I went during Covid19 so there weren’t many there. An early start would be advisable in normal times. The climb from 2300m to 3100m takes 1 1/2-2 hours.
Written 7 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tambo R
Phuket, Thailand3 contributions
Solo
Epic trip. This tiger came down behind a cliff and pounced directly in front of me. This tiger then put his two front paws on the tops of my feet and in a clear deep voice, almost as if his voice was coming from the sky. But, there he was. Advising me to hold on to his scruff and he would get me to the nest safely, he was on his way anyway. I accepted and I was levitated to the foot of monastery. It was wild! Then, I turned to say thank you and he was gone. Five stars for such awesome service.
Written 8 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ugyen
Noida, India286 contributions
Hike to this place is must in ones life time experience , and must must to do when in Bhutan. Being Bhutanse sure that I visit this once in a while and its kind of wish fulfilling. Hike up the mountain and hills is tough physically but the excitement keeps you moving uphills. once you start to see the view from the hills when it comes nearby its becomes more excited and you dont even realise how much tough uphill journey is. There is no motor road and have to hike uphill for around 2 hours for normal , physically fit people. However while going back downhill it hardly takes not even an hour. One should carry your refreshment like water and some energy drinks which gives you more energy to take the hike uphills. No to forget your Hats, umberella and walking sticks for sure. Rest just visit experience as I cant even explain the feeling you get.
Written 2 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jigme d
1 contribution
Solo
The best part of trip was Hike to the Spectacular Tigers nest. A long hike riding the pony and enjoying the 360 view of paro valley plus the Waterfall was an extra bonus on the hike . Just love it :)
Written 30 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

AZCasualTraveler
Mesa, AZ1,831 contributions
Taktsang Temple or more popularly known as "Tiger's Nest" is considered to be one of the most important temples in the Himalayan Buddhist world. This Temple is perched on a shear-cliff top and is considered by many to be one of the most breathtaking temples in the world.

The only way to reach the Tiger's Nest is to hike up a long and dusty trail from the parking lot in Paro Valley at the foot of the cliff. The hike up is not easy - almost 5.5 miles round-trip. Bringing along "walking sticks" are useful because the trail is quite steep in many areas, loose dirt and no hand-rails for most of the trail. For those who "forgot" to bring a walking stick, there are vendors who have some available for a small rental "fee" at the start of the trailhead.

At about half-way up the trail to the Temple, there is the Taktsang Cafeteria/Restaurant available with restrooms, drinks and food service - nothing fancy but just basic facilities here. Our small group tour made a "rest stop" here to relax and have coffee/tea and cookies before continuing the climb-up. Our tour group stopped by this Restaurant on the way back down for a full lunch.

From the Restaurant, the trail at first seems to be leveling off (not as steep). However, as we approach a shear cliff wall with steps - the trail drops down to a small valley with a bridge and a waterfall at the bottom. From this waterfall/bridge area the trail (stair steps) go straight up to the Temple - not easy!

Upon reaching the Temple entrance, you will have to go through a security check-in desk where you are NOT allowed to bring cameras or cellphones into the Temple complex area. There are security personnel standing at various points in the Temple complex to ensure that nobody is attempting to take photographs.
NOTE: The Temple security check-in area does have individual lockers for people to lock-up your valuables - including cameras and cellphones.

Once in the Tiger's Nest Temple complex, one thing that I did observe is that there is not a lot of space to maneuver around in - the walkways and inside the temples themselves there is not a lot of excess space.
In summary, the hike to the Tiger's Nest Temple is a very worthwhile experience - the scenery around the Temple is exactly what I had read about: "Breathtaking Views" that can only be experienced here in person.
Written 24 May 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dartmo85
37 contributions
We arrived in the morning and headed straight up. The half-way point is where you'll find a small restaurant- that's a handy thing. Then once up on top, be sure you are with a knowledgable guide because that is how one gains the cultural insight needed to truly appreciate this place where the Guru Padmasambhava gained enlightenment.
Written 10 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ash J
Melbourne, Australia55 contributions
I saw a travel segment on Tigers Nest and the very next day booked a trip to Bhutan.

The day we visited it was very foggy and for most of the ascent we couldnt see anything. But once the sky cleared and we saw this holy site for the first time we were inspired.

The hike up is steep but the reward at the end is well worth it
Written 31 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 2,885
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Paro Taktsang

Paro Taktsang is open:
  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking Paro Taktsang tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 121 Paro Taktsang tours on Tripadvisor

According to Tripadvisor travellers, these are the best ways to experience Paro Taktsang: See all Paro Taktsang experiences on Tripadvisor


Restaurants near Paro Taktsang: View all restaurants near Paro Taktsang on Tripadvisor