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Tiger's Nest View Point

Gunjan Khandelwal
Reaching my most aspired destination, gave many life lessons. One really need to break barriers, work hard , talk out the mind to reach where we always wanted to be.This Hike of 7kms to Tigers Nest is not at all easy. It took us 6 hours to finish it.Be geared up to reach this iconic and most sacred place in Bhutan.We started out all pumped up from the bottom saying no to horses (halfway ride), walked few miles and realised what have we signed up for???I began to feel so unhealthy, not being able to move fast without resting, felt like bloody victims of corporate life, but to my relief i met many others on the way panting besides me. It got interesting when we realised that we are thristy but out of water right after 40 minutes of hike and have not even covered 25 percent of the way, and unlike India there were no vendors selling anything on the way. We were then informed there is just one restaurant almost half way, then forget temple, restaurant was my destination. On the way we met so many people from different nationalities and age group, the hike became less frustating and more inspiring. We met the group of 5 elderies, friends from college, from Thailand in their 70s climbing the same road, which has tourtored us so far, but their comittment and willingness to do it in their pace fueled in some energy and we made a determined hike up. After resting, chitchating and reenergising half way, the even more dangerous 777 stairs were waiting for us. But it was all wothwhile when we reached on top, seen the temple, spent beautiful time with lamas, meditated, listened to the story of Guru Rinpoche  and when we looked down, we realised why gods choose to be in skies or mountains!!!????