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Taktsang Palphug Monastery

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| Thimphu, Paro Valley, Paro 11001, Bhutan
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing place and one of the finest monastery in Bhutan situated in Paro. a total of 4 hour trek and back, its worth a visit to this monastery. On the way uphill, one can find natural water points(good to carry a bottle and keep refilling)...More

Thank Jithesh P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I’m 62 and I’m good shape but am sure glad I took the small, surefooted Bhutanese horse as far as they allowed him to go. The ride was an added bonus to the experience and for less than $2, it was the difference between grueling...More

Thank Lynda W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice place for trekking but not recommended with Kid or toddler. you can take halfway horse riding while climbing.

Thank paramitar24
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the first part on a horse which i do recommend, even then a very long trek, do not do this if you have medical problems, hundreds of stairs, do get the available poles to help. Simply stunning scenery, the coffee and lunch at the...More

Thank alisonwtaylor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Join the crowd if you start after 9 or go early and avoid all the horses taking riders half way up. It’s a very doable hike and the ground surface is varied but no slippery. However, hiking poles are strongly suggested! If you have the...More

1  Thank pglejm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

superb family trek, it was hard, especially with a 6 year kid but nonetheless a great family bonding time. would ask everyone to do it, and challenge him/herself. the last 750 stairs a challenge but 700 are downstairs!! real difficulty starts when o e is...More

2  Thank Travel826520
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for hiking and pilgrimage.arrangents on the way are verry less , avoid going with young children.

1  Thank drgirdhar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exhausting but the views make it all worth it. The monastery itself I didn't find special, but it's the prize at the end of the climb, so you gotta go. View from there is great too.

1  Thank deepa g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The monastery is by far the most memorable architecture inn Bhutan. Worth a go. Avoid taking elderlies unless they are very fit. The 3 hour odd trek can be moderate for young/ middle aged people but incredibly difficult for elderly. Furthermore, the downhill journey may...More

1  Thank Aritra C
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Be prepared wen u visit this Monastery. It’s a 3 hr hike up n 2.5 hrs hike down. Both my n my wife made it after practicing weekly by jogging. Btw, we are in the late fifties. It’s a very strenuous n exciting trekking experience....More

1  Thank ChelvalierM
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13 August 2018|
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Response from KunalG515 | Reviewed this property |
Though the ticket counter is not usually very crowded, but to avoid any complications you can visit : BhutanPackages
18 July 2018|
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Response from Shveta S | Reviewed this property |
Check about the availability of the tickets we started at 7am but there were people who already started by 5 am.I doubt about allowing in snow time as the path is slippery & dusty. Do carry walking sticks you can hire... More
5 May 2018|
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Response from GurgoomTravels | Reviewed this property |
fly to paro via kolkotta/delhi...and from paro its easy