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Bhutan Taktsang Tour


Bhutan Taktsang Tour

The Bhutan Taktsang Tour, a popular trekking destination, is widely known as the "Tiger's Nest Monastery Trek" due to its awe-inspiring path that leads to the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery nestled in the breathtaking Himalayas. The trail is filled with stunning natural beauty and offers a unique opportunity to experience Bhutanese culture and spirituality.

The Bhutan Taktsang Tour is a journey that offers a transformative spiritual experience at the revered Taktsang Monastery, which is gracefully nestled on a cliff in the picturesque Paro Valley. This enchanting expedition seamlessly integrates the awe-inspiring beauty of Bhutan's landscapes with profound spiritual exploration and cultural immersion. You will traverse the lush terrain as the journey unfolds at the majestic Tiger's Nest Monastery, which is gracefully perched amidst the Himalayas, inviting you to trek through verdant landscapes. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Bhutan's culture and history, surrounded by breathtaking vistas at every turn. This tour is a remarkable pilgrimage that provides an unforgettable experience, harmoniously combining natural wonders, spirituality, and the cultural heritage of this mystical kingdom.

The Bhutan Taktsang Tour is a mesmerizing expedition in Bhutan that holds great significance as the primary pilgrimage site of Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche in the 8th century. This site is surrounded by legends, as it is believed that Padmasambhava arrived here via tigress-back from Tibet and spent three months meditating here, dedicating this place to subduing the Tiger demon. Taktsang is so crucial in Bhutanese tradition that people are obligated to visit its grounds at least once in their lifetime. However, only those who are physically resilient can access it, as it involves a 2-3 hour trek and is not suitable for those who are infirm or disabled. Despite the challenging tour, the journey promises profound rewards.

As you approach the entrance of the Taktsang Monastery, you will be greeted with a stunning but challenging ascent of 700 zigzagging stairs, which lead to the sacred site. The vicinity features a majestic waterfall that cascades down the mountain, creating a soothing sound that echoes through the valley. A small lake sits peacefully at the base of the waterfall, and on its shore, a delicate altar awaits visitors to pay their respects. In the gentle breeze, a tiny prayer wheel elegantly revolves, and with every turn, it emits a soft chime that merges with the falling water to create a harmonious melody. The tranquil atmosphere that surrounds the area amplifies the spiritual journey, inducing a sense of calm and reverence for the sacred site.

Bhutan Taktsang Tour

Bhutan Taktsang Tour Highlights and Attractions




3 Days

Group Size





Plane l Overland



Meal Plan


Trip Grade


Max. Altitude

3,120 meters (10,230 feet)

Trip Itinerary

  • 01 Fly: Kathmandu to Paro (2,200m)

    Embark on an exciting journey with a Druk Air flight to Paro, Bhutan. On clear days, relish the sensational panoramic views of the Himalayas, with the possibility of spotting Everest during flights from Kathmandu. The approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the thrilling landing, complete with a few steep turns, make your arrival at Paro’s compact airstrip truly memorable.

    After completing immigration and customs, you’ll be warmly greeted and taken to Paro. Your Bhutanese guide will be there to welcome you and accompany you to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you’ll explore two key attractions:

    • Rinpung Dzong: Discover the historic Rinpung Dzong, an impressive fortress monastery showcasing Bhutan’s rich architecture and history.
    • Kichu Lhakhang: Visit the serene Kichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s oldest temples, steeped in spirituality and adorned with ancient relics.

    Your overnight stay at your Paro hotel allows you to unwind and absorb the tranquil ambiance of this charming town. Your journey is just beginning, promising more enchanting experiences ahead.

  • 02 Hike to Taktsang Monastery. Drive to Thimphu (2,334m)

    In the morning, embark on a hike to the iconic Taktsang Monastery, also known as the “Tiger’s Nest”. This revered site holds deep significance, as it surrounds a cave where Guru Rimpoche, or Guru Padmasambhava, engaged in profound meditation. Dating back to the eighth century, the monastery is an architectural marvel nestled atop a rocky precipice, standing 678 feet above the valley floor. Its precarious position on the cliff’s edge creates an awe-inspiring sight.

    For locals, Taktsang Monastery is a place of pilgrimage, while for tourists, the hike to the viewpoint opposite the monastery is a blend of exhaustion, exhilaration, and mystique. The journey takes approximately 2 hours at an average pace, leading you through captivating landscapes.

    According to legend, Guru Rimpoche flew to this monastery site on the back of a tigress from Tibet and meditated in the cave for an extended period. Despite a fire that ravaged the main temple building in April 1998, the hike to the viewpoint remains a rewarding and fulfilling experience.

    After your Taktsang adventure, immerse yourself in Bhutanese culture with an archery sport visit - a traditional activity that offers insight into the country’s heritage. Following your day’s exploration, return to your hotel for a restful overnight stay, reenergizing for more discoveries ahead.

  • 03 Transfer to Paro International Airport for departure

    Following a hearty breakfast at your hotel, it’s time to bid farewell. You’ll be transferred to Paro Airport for your departure flight. To ensure a smooth departure process, please remember to complete check-in procedures at least 2 hours before your scheduled flight time. As your journey concludes, carry with you the cherished memories and experiences gathered during your Bhutan Taktsang Tour. Safe travels!

Included in package cost
  • Private Transportation: Depending on the group size, comfortable private vehicles will be provided for transportation.
  • Hotel Accommodation: Enjoy a 2-night stay in hotels with twin-sharing rooms, ensuring your comfort and relaxation.
  • Bhutanese English Speaking Tour Guide: Benefit from the expertise of a knowledgeable Bhutanese English-speaking tour guide who will accompany you throughout the journey.
  • Travel Permits: All necessary travel permits will be arranged to facilitate your exploration of Bhutan's wonders.
  • Sightseeing and Entrance Fees: Experience various sightseeing spots and monastery visits, with entrance fees covered as per the itinerary.
  • Meal Plan: Indulge in a full board meal plan (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) to savor the flavors of Bhutanese cuisine.

Bhutan Taktsang Tour is designed to offer you a seamless and enriching experience, encompassing transportation, accommodation, expert guidance, permits, entrance fees, and delightful meals. Get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of Bhutan.

Not included in package
  • Bhutan Visa Fee: The cost of obtaining a visa to enter Bhutan is not covered in the package.
  • International Flight Tickets: The expenses related to international flight tickets to and from Bhutan are not included.
  • Personal Insurance: This includes travel, accident, medical coverage, emergency evacuation, and protection against lost luggage. It's recommended to ensure your safety and well-being.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses such as aerated drinks, beverages, laundry, postage, and telephone usage are not part of the package.
  • Tips and Bonuses: Gratuity for guides, drivers, and service staff, as well as any additional bonuses, are not covered.

Please be aware of these exclusions and make necessary arrangements for personal insurance, visa fees, international flights, and any other personal expenses not covered in the package. This will ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey during your Bhutan Taktsang Tour.

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