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Exceptional Hiking Sites - Tiger's Nest Trek

The Tiger's Nest Trek is one of the most famous and iconic hiking trails in Bhutan. It leads to the spectacular Taktsang Palphug Monastery, commonly known as Tiger's Nest, which is perched precariously on the cliffs of the upper Paro Valley. The Tiger's Nest Monastery is located approximately 900 meters (2,950 feet) above the Paro Valley, Bhutan. The trek takes you through a lush forest and uphill terrain to reach this sacred site.

Picture source: Trek to Tiger's Nest, Bhutan - Inside Himalayas

The Tiger's Nest Monastery is of great spiritual significance to Bhutanese people. It is believed to be a sacred site associated with Guru Padmasambhava, who introduced Buddhism to Bhutan in the 8th century. The trek to Tiger's Nest is considered moderately challenging. It is about 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles) each way and takes around 4-5 hours to complete. The trail involves steep ascents and descents, and hikers should be in reasonably good physical condition. The trek offers breathtaking views of the Paro Valley and the surrounding mountains. As you ascend, you'll catch glimpses of the monastery perched on the cliff, making for a stunning sight. Along the trail, you will encounter colorful prayer flags and small shrines where devotees leave offerings. It is a common practice for Bhutanese people to make offerings and prayers for good luck and blessings during the trek.