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Paro Taktsang

Rakhee Rathore
alrighty,Next morning planned to visit paro taktsang or tiger's nest.As early you can start its not just a dzong its a strenuos trek.Atleast 5 km of trekking uphill and then 700 will take atleast 4-5 hours and 1 hour to see the dzong.It depends while going up 200 ascend and 500 decend and vice versa when you come back.
Second day at Paro, started off with the early morning trek to Paro Taktsang. We were joined by two other cool travelers Saurabh and Sujoy who are from Pune basically. Treks are always awesome, but this one was a trek to remember forever now. Little bit of trek and halting for wonderful clicks and starting the journey again, this was the agenda which we followed.
The next day we woke up lil late as today we had to walk a short hike of 4 h ( 14.5 km) till Taktsang Monastery.This trek is a combination of mud paths & steps. On reaching the highest point of the trek, you will find there are still 750+ steps to reach the Monastery.You should carry only what is essential, like water, some biscuits and chocolates for instant energy, cap, rain-proof jacket as the weather on the top is unpredictable..The Monastery at the end of the trek up is one of the holiest places in Bhutan.Your trip to Bhutan cannot be complete without a visit to the Taktsang Monastery (Tigers Nest). After a visit and feeling the positive vibes within ,filled with motivation and energy we were back on the same trail towards Paro. It will take a shorter time,compared while going.The evening was a time where you can explore the city ,which we did and trust me,what we use to hear was true.As this is the most beautiful city consisting the home to the only Airport (Paro International Airport), just for your information ,Paro Airport is considered one of the world's most challenging airports, and only a selected number of pilots are certified to land at the airport ,also with the famous Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest),Ugyen Perli Palace ,Ta Dzong ( the National Museum of Bhutan).Along the main street there is a complex of traditional architecture with richly decorated buildings housing small shops, institutions and restaurants.As it was a long day enough we were already into beds after the dinner. Tomorrow we had to ride the Capital city of Thimphu so sound sleep.
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This monastery hangs on a precipitous cliff about 900 metres above the Paro is also known as Tiger's nest. It got its name from a legend which says that Padmasambhava (Guru who meditated in this place) flew to this location from Tibet on the back of a tigress from Khenpajong. This place was consecrated to tame the Tiger demon.The scenic beauty and the location of this monastery is astounding and if lucky you can spot a snow leopard in the neighbouring area during winters.PLACE- 10 km trek from Paro valley, Bhutan.
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