Paro Taktsang, Tiger’s nest: Bhutan

I visited Bhutan after eight long years
in 2011. I went for a month but it felt like it wasn’t enough time. I will have to
extend up to 2-3 months on my next visit.
While I was there, I hiked up to Taktsang and various other temples in Paro. I always wanted to go to Taktsang when I was living in Bhutan but never had the chance to. Unfortunately I could not go there before the fire destroyed the top part of Taktsang in 1998. But they repaired it really well. Taktsang also known as Tiger’s nest is a very popular tourist area in Bhutan. It is located in Paro, which makes it very convenient for our tourists to visit because our only international airport is located in Paro. From the bottom to the entrance of
Taktsang, it is about 2-3 hours hike uphill or you can rent a horse like my dad
did for about $15.00. Personally, I would not recommend riding back on a horse
downhill because the saddle rubs up on the horse and it is torture for them.  If you are hiking with shorts, remember to bring a pair of pants with you because you will not be able to enter inside the temple if you are showing your knees (for women only). I took a half kira (modern traditional dress) in my bag. If you would like to make an offering to the temple, you can buy some incense sticks, Dalda (substitution for butter) or even flags to tie on the outside of the temple.  I had a great experience and it was like a dream. It felt like I achieved a great accomplishment when I got up there. It is so beautiful!!!
If you would like to travel to Bhutan and experience the beauty and peacefulness, please visit my other page.
Also, I was very excited when I recently discovered a great travel guide at a local Barnes and Noble bookstore.  It is called Bhutan by the Lonely Planet.  There was only one copy at the store I visited so it may be a tough find.  It was a great book and had lots of detailed information about visiting Bhutan, I highly recommend it.
Passportchop has some great tips on how to
ride a horse up and down the hiking trail.

“It is a small monastery hung far up on
a cliff overlooking a spectacular valley. It is also one of thirteen small
monasteries or “tigers lairs” where the Guru Rinpoche or “Precious Master” also
known as the “Second Buddha” of Bhutan is said to have meditated.”Cont..
Have a lovely day! Hope you enjoyed my post!!

While coming back from our journey, we saw some Golden Langurs too.

 

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http://www.everestbhutan.com/ This is their website but pictures of the resort is on this website.
It used to be called “Thrishing Yiwong Villa.” The place shown here is the EverestBhutan resort.
And here are some of my pictures I took when I visited Bhutan last summer. :)
These pictures are on the way to the resort.

This is the Restaurant.

This is the front of the restaurant. This apple tree is never picked from, so that the fruit is available for the tourists to pick and eat.

This is inside the restaurant at the bar.
My sister and nephew near a traditional wood burning stove in the restaurant.
This is one of guest houses. My sister and nephew are giving me a tour :) 
This is the beautiful view from the guest rooms.
Here is another view from the guest rooms.

This is the view from behind the guest housing.
These chickens provide fresh eggs for the guests ;) (Everything is organic in Bhutan)

One of the friendly dogs that roam around the resort. The apple sitting on the dogs head is a tissue culture apple.

Me and my nephew infront of the tissue culture apple tree. They are huge apples.