Bhutan is seemly a great destination to do day hikes that takes you up and close to many hill-top villages, remote valleys, monasteries, retreat centers. The trails that lead to these destinations are sometimes a small path on the ridge of terraces rice fields. In some case it’s paved with wild flowers during spring. During winter, the walk may trigger the sound emanated by stirring dry shaded deciduous leaves, breaking the silence of stilly forests. Largely, it traverses through farmhouses, field, and school etc., a typical case where the journey is as beautiful as the destination.
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Best Season: March, April, May, June and Sept, Oct and Nov
Maximum Elevation: 3120m
Elevation Gain: 1700ft
Walking distance: 4
miles round trip
Walking time: 2
– 3 hours
Tiger’s Nest Monastery was first built in 1692 at a cave where Guru Rimpoche meditated in the 7th century A.D. Legend states that Guru Rinpoche flew to the site atop the back of a tigress and meditated in the cave for 3 years, 3 months, 3 days and 3 hours in order to subdue evil demons residing within it. The cave has been considered a sacred site ever since and many famous saints have travelled to meditate in it.
Keeping the above in mind, Get Into Bhutan
Tours a day hike itinerary is resilience and every effort is redeemed to allow
it to flourish incorporating your inclinations, interests and likings.
Aesthetically, taking it a step further, a day
and night camping under starry Himalayan sky and for that matter even farm
house stay overnight potentially can add a new dimensions to your experience.
Morning 8:00 am: Drive from Paro Town to Tiger’s Nest Base, takes about 15 minutes
Morning 8:30 am: Start walking uphill, takes about 3 hours to reach the monastery or you can choose horse ride and explore the monasteries there.
Afternoon 1:00 pm : Hike downhill, take lunch on the middle of the walking path and drive back to Paro, transfer to hotel.
Private guided tour
Visas for Bhutan
Daily 3 meals (B/L/D) at designated restaurants or hotels
Accommodation at 3 star hotels
A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
An experienced driver
A tour vehicle
Entry fees & road permits
Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
Mineral bottled water
Set of traditional costume (to be return at the end of your stay)
Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip
Flight into Bhutan via Bhutan Airlines & Drukair (can be arranged with us)