Paro Taktsang

/Paro Taktsang
Paro Taktsang 2019-03-03T13:07:11+00:00

Length: 2.6 miles (one way)
Starting Elevation: 8,525 feet
Max Elevation: 10,232 feet

Taktsang (commonly known as Tiger’s Nest) is one of the most sacred sites in Bhutan and a place you must visit when you visit Bhutan. It is also one of the most challenging monasteries to get to. Located at an elevation of over 10,000 feet, Taktsang is the birthplace of Bhutanese Buddhism. Guru Rinpoche flew here from Tibet on the back of a tigress which was the manifestation of his divine consort Yeshe Tsogyal.

Taktsang Gompa is one of the holiest Buddhist shrines in Arunachal Pradesh, which stands amidst of beautiful mountain peaks. The sanctity of Taktsant Gompa is credited to Padmasambhava, who was believed to be the maverick missionary brought Buddhism to Tibet. As per the legends, Padmasambhava was a miracle maker. He was also said to be the incarnation of both Gautama Buddha and Amitabha Buddha. Taktsang Gompa is believed to be one of the few places in Arunachal Pradesh which he visited by the saint. The traces of his stay at this place can be still seen as footsteps and hoof prints on the floor of the rocky cave where he meditated. The holes on the floor of the cave at Taktsang Gompa are also believed to be the hoof prints of his horse and Padmasambhava was also supposed…

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear
  • Allowed Camera, Video