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Bhutan Taktsang Tour

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Bhutan Taktsang Tour

The Bhutan Taktsang Tour is also renowned as the "Tiger's Nest Monastery Trek" because its captivating trail leads to the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery perched in the Himalayas.

Bhutan Taktsang Tour offers a transformative spiritual odyssey to the revered Taktsang Monastery, 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. Traverse the lush terrain as the journey unfolds at the majestic Tiger's Nest Monastery, gracefully perched amidst the Himalayas, inviting you to trek through verdant landscapes. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Bhutan's culture and history, surrounded by breathtaking vistas at every turn. The Taktsang Tour is a remarkable pilgrimage, providing an unforgettable experience that harmoniously combines natural wonders, spirituality, and the cultural heritage of this mystical kingdom.

Bhutan Taktsang Tour is a captivating journey within Bhutan, holding deep significance as the principal pilgrimage site of Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche in the 8th century. Legend intertwines with reality, as he is said to have arrived via tigress-back from Tibet, dedicating this site to subduing the Tiger demon and meditating here for three months. Taktsang is so essential in Bhutanese tradition that individuals are compelled to embark on a pilgrimage to its grounds at least once in their lifetime. Accessible only through a 2-3 hour trek, the ascent demands physical resilience, excluding those who are infirm or disabled. Despite the challenging expedition, the journey promises profound rewards.

Upon reaching the entrance, a steep arrangement of 700 zigzagging stairs awaits, leading to the sacred Taktsang Monastery. The area features a large waterfall, and a small lake hosts a delicate altar. A tiny prayer wheel gracefully revolves, and a soft bell chimes in rhythm, enhancing the serene atmosphere that complements the breathtaking surroundings. This tranquil setting amplifies the spiritual journey, fostering a sense of peace and reverence for the sacred site.

Bhutan Taktsang Tour

Bhutan Taktsang Tour Highlights and Attractions

Region

Bhutan

Duration

3 Days

Group Size

2-10

Activities

Tour

Transportation

Plane l Overland

Accommodation

Hotel

Meal Plan

AP

Trip Grade

Easy

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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