"Hike the most revered monastery temple, the Tiger's Nest, also called 'Paro Taktsang,' on your exciting five-day trip to Bhutan. Undoubtedly, the first time in Bhutan would not be complete without hiking the Tiger's Nest. Apart from Paro Taktsang, discover cities such as Paro, Thimphu, and Haa Valley to make your trip unforgettable." Bhutan Tour Package with Tiger's Nest Hike is the best and suggested 5-Day Bhutan Tour package. The itinerary provides you a bounty of chances to discover Bhutan's natural and cultural loveliness that exclusively places it beside other countries. Bhutan indicates you with promises of incredible natural highlights, cultural richness, and excellent accommodation; you can view Mt. Jhomolhori (Chomolhari) from Drugyel dzong, capture Paro's unbelievable scenery from Ta-Dzong and visit indigenous hospital art & craft school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop, and handicraft centers. Thimphu remains identical to its colorful festivals, renowned monasteries, and famous…
Bhutan Tour Package with Tiger’s Nest Hike is the best and suggested 5-Day Bhutan Tour package. The itinerary provides you a bounty of chances to discover Bhutan’s natural and cultural loveliness that exclusively places it beside other countries. Bhutan indicates you with promises of incredible natural highlights, cultural richness, and excellent accommodation; you can view Mt. Jhomolhori (Chomolhari) from Drugyel dzong, capture Paro’s unbelievable scenery from Ta-Dzong and visit indigenous hospital art & craft school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop, and handicraft centers.
Thimphu remains identical to its colorful festivals, renowned monasteries, and famous cultural landmarks. You can walk around the local markets and see the daily lives of Bhutanese people and their craftsmanship. At the end of this Bhutan Tour Package with Tiger’s Nest Hike, you will be left with a feeling that you have indeed seen authentic Bhutan, even on a short day. Apart from hiking to Tiger’s Nest, you will visit several unique places such as Thimphu Dzong, Paro Dzong, Memorial Chorten, Punakha Dzong, Dochola Pass, Buddha Point including Haa Valley. You are situated in the southwest of Paro and stretching an area of about 1706 Sp. KM. Haa Valley is the smallest Dzongkhag in Bhutan country. This small county is the most stunning and isolated place in Bhutan, decorated by pristine alpine forests and beautiful mountain peaks.
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Tiger’s Nest Temple in Bhutan
It is less than an hour’s drive from Paro (12 KM) to the place to start the trek. Then, you will start hiking up to the alpine forest with several steps. The hiking duration is about 2.5 to 3 hours to reach the monastery and another 1.5 hrs to return to the vehicle.
You will reach Tiger’s monastery hiking for a couple of hours after half an hour’s drive from Paro to the edge of the Taktsang hill.
The elevation of Tiger’s nest monastery is 3,180m ( 10,433 Ft.) above sea level. During the winter (December – February), it will get snowy up to the Tiger’s nest.
Opening Time of Tiger’s Nest Temple (Taktsang Monastery) – 8 AM to 1 PM & 2-5 PM Daily, Oct-March and Until 6 PM, APR – SEP (Opening this is subject to change, and it is wise to reconfirm before making a plan)
The other attractions after the Taktsang are Ta Dzong, Tashicho Dzong, Buddha Point, Haa Valley, Chele-La Pass, and many other cultural and historical sites.
More importantly, you will be overjoyed after hiking to the Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s nest,t clinging to the cliff at the altitude of 3180m. This is a fantastic landmark and the major highlight of Paro & Bhutan. During the hiking, you will have several stops at the wooden tea houses or cafeterias to rest and enjoy the Tiger’s nest & cliff. If you are not fit walking up to the temple, you can hire a horse to hike up, but you have to be careful while using a horse to go up because of the steep ascent and steps.
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During the flight, on a clear day, you can see breathtaking views of the Himalaya Mountains,
including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drake Peaks in Bhutan. On arrival you will be received by our guide and driver; transferred to your hotel.
If time permits in the afternoon you can visit the following places:
In the evening you can drive to the capital town of Thimpu.
After breakfast, Visit Thimphu Dzong, Zilukha Nunnery, Takin Sanctuary, Indigenous Hospital, Textile Museum, and Heritage Museum, Traditional School of arts & crafts Upon an available time, you will also visit Zangdopelri temple, paper factory, and other sights and stroll around Thimpu city. Overnight at Hotel
Drive to Haa Via Chele La Pass (3988m); from the pass, you can see the Paro valley and Haa Valley one and another side. Chele La is a popular spot for picnic and day tour; you can enjoy the spectacular view of Mt. Chomolhari (Jomolhari) and other beautiful peaks around. You will visit Katsho village and Katso Lakhang in Haa, this valley is open since 2002 due to a lack of tourist infrastructure. After the exploration in Haa Valley, back to Paro via the same route. Overnight at Paro
In the morning hike to Taktsang Monastery. Also knows as “Tiger’s Nest”, is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (also known as Guru Padmasambhava) meditated. The eighth-century monastery is perched on a rock overlooking a sheer drop and clings seemingly impossible to a cliff of rock at 9678 feet above the valley floor.
For the local people, it is a place of pilgrimage, but for a tourist, a hike up to the viewpoint opposite the monastery is exhausting, thrilling, and mystical. It takes almost 2 hours to walk up at an average pace. The legend has it that Guru Rimpoche is said to have flown to the site of the monastery on the back of a tigress from Tibet and meditated in the cave there for three months. Although the main building of the temple was destroyed by fire in April 1998, the hike up to the viewpoint is worthwhile and fulfilling. And Visit Archery Sport O/N at Hotel
Drive to the airport for your final departure from Paro International Airport.
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Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.
Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek, especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.
Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch, and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.
Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. A Nepal Tourist Visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa before traveling to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross-country tours.
Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance before the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more about Bhutan travel info.
Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before the travel date t process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.
Nepal & Bhutan: Nepal and Bhutan share the climate from high mountains to the low land sub-tropical plains and jungles. Both countries have similar weather and are ideal to visit at the same time of the year. March to April (spring) & October to December (autumn and early winter) are the best time to visit as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder and June, July, and August (summer) are monsoon seasons.
Tibet: The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October as the weather is warmer, fresh, and sunny skies. November to March are usually very cold, but still possible to visit if the route is not blocked by the snow, especially in the regions like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, etc.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Bhutan tour Where is Bhutan? Bhutan is a small, landlocked country situated in the eastern Himalayas between China and India. Its landscape ranges from Subtropical plains and forests in the south to subalpine forests and the snowy Himalayas in the North. Bhutan is a principally Buddhist country, and it is recognized as the last stronghold of Mahayana Buddhism. Do I need to use a… Read More »