Trek to Tiger’s Nest – Paro, Bhutan

One of the more famous sites in Bhutan is the Tiger’s Nest monastery (Paro Taktsang) located on the side of a cliff at 10,000 ft (3,120 meters). The hike to get there ascends 1,500 ft and takes 2 to 3 hours. You can take a horse part of the way up.

Prince William and Kate, did the same trek a few months earlier, along with their entourage including Kate’s hairdresser.

It was a rainy start and the trail was slick. First time I’ve experience seeing a horse lose its footing and start sliding down toward me – this happened a few times – fortunately for four legs they eventually stop their slide before taking me out. A few fell off their horse, including a couple staying the same hotel in the room below us.

In Bhutan, photography is not allowed inside any monastery.

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