Bhutan’s most famous image is of Taktsang Lhakhang, the spectacular Tiger’s Nest Monastery. It is images of this monastery that first grabbed the attention of travelers seeking a new adventure.
Clinging impossibly to a vertical cliff, reaching out 600 meters above the valley floor, this mysterious monastery harmonizes Himalayan nature and culture. Approach as the pilgrims do, on foot.
First ascend on a narrow trail, to a teahouse where the iconic photos are taken from. Climb further, up 700 steps, the journey involving three hours of steep hiking in the mountains.
The monastery’s legend dates back to 747 CE and Guru Dorji Droloe subduing spirits from the back of his tiger. Embrace its diaphanous wonder and feel the spiritual atmosphere, as you experience the depths of a religion and a country.