Tiger's Nest, Bhutan

15th May 2013
Photo of Tiger's Nest, Bhutan 1/2 by Vivek
Photo of Tiger's Nest, Bhutan 2/2 by Vivek
  • I left my hotel super exited at 6 in the morning for the trek to Tiger's Nest. It was a very scenic half hour drive to base. One can buy sticks for support while trekking for only 40 to 50 bucks. I can tell, it's worth it.
  • I started the climb all alone smelling the greenery all around. The climb is steep in parts but generally its easy all the way. Oh I forgot, I did have the company of a very cute dog who was my guide after just 20 odd minutes walking alone. He would overtake me , show me the way and wait for me 50 metres away. it continued for 30 odd minutes when finally i met a very lively group from Bangalore and continued the rest of the journey with them.
  • After around 3 hours climb, we reached tigers nest. What a sight! It's a sheer 3000 feet drop from the cliff where the monastery is located. The entire monastery is nestled around huge rocks and is quite fascinating. We entered a room where the monks were praying and sat quietly watching and listening them recite mantras. But i was quite surprised when my eyes fell on the offerings made to their god. From sweets, biscuits to chips packet and cookies.
  • After spending an hour in tigers nest, we started descending. And that was toughest part of the trip actually. Already we were quite exhausted being non trekers. Though i enjoyed all the way but the last 500 feet, I was really missing not being a bird and just flying my way down. While going down, one can cliff shop, thanks to people selling trinkets, necklace, masks, etc on the sides
Photo of Tiger's Nest, Paro, Bhutan by Vivek
Photo of Tiger's Nest, Paro, Bhutan by Vivek
Photo of Tiger's Nest, Paro, Bhutan by Vivek

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