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Be Stunned By The Paro Taksang

Be Stunned By The Paro Taksang

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Remember the monastery you see on the brochure of almost every Bhutan travel package?

Yup, that's the majestic Paro Taksang.

Located in the mist-clad Paro valley, hugging the mountains while surrounded by forests of Pine, this is undoubtedly one of the most sacred sites of Bhutan. According to legend, in the 7th century,  the great Guru Rinpoche meditated in the caves here for 3 years, 3 months, 3 days and 3 hours to subdue the evil demons resting inside it. He flew to these tricky spots by sitting atop a tigress.

This is how the monastery derived its name - "Taksang" literally means "The Tigers Nest Temple". The interior of the monastery is one of the finest examples of the rich traditional Tibetian Buddhist cultures. It consists of 4 main temples which are connected through stairs carved from rocks. The dome is gold plated and consists of carved illuminating golden idols. On the other hand, the insides of Paro Taksang consists of hundreds of Buddhas carved on a rock. It also includes a carved golden statue of a huge tigress which signifies the famous legend. There are 8 caves near the monastery, out of which you can easily access 4.

Travelling to Paro Taksang is no easy task. You can take a Taxi to the base camp. From here you can either hike to or take a horse ride for 600INR per person to the Taksang Cafeteria. However, during the peak season, these rates can go up to 900-1000INR. From the Cafeteria, it takes about 2 hours to reach the monastery, a long upward hike followed by nearly 800 steps that you need to climb to reach the main monastery. Hence, this hike is generally not advised to those with Asthama, Cardiac problems, pregnant women and people with other heart/lung issues. One is also advised to begin with lower altitude valleys and then gently go higher so as to allow themselves to get acclimated to the high altitude. To know more about you can get there, check out our special packages to Bhutan on our website.

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Highlights :
• All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
• Hotel pickup and drop-off included from the city hotels
• Informative, friendly and professional guide
• Great overview and orientation of the visit
• Guide services for a more personalized experience

Activity :
• Sightseeing

Transport :
Airconditioned transport with driver

• 01 to 03 persons - Sedan cars - Indian make cars like Toyota Etios or Maruti Swift Desire 
• 03 to 05 persons - SUV cars - Toyota Innova or similar
• 06 to 10 persons - Tempo Traveller with 10 seats
• 11 to 18 persons - Mini coaches with 18 seater
• 19 to 42 persons - Coaches with 27 or 42 seater
All the vehicles are air-conditioned

Pickup and Departure :
 Pick up from mentioned city Centre, Railway Station or your city hotel.
 Drop at mentioned city Centre, Railway Station or your city hotel.

• Tour Duration: Half-day 4-5 Hours
• Guide: English speaking guide included
• Assistance: Yes
• Entrance fees included: No
• Vehicle: Air-conditioned
• Driver with a phone: Yes
• Tour Starts Time: 0900 hrs.

Additional : 
• Confirmation will be sent within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability.
• Child below 5 years is free.
• No strict dress code is enforced at tour sites except for places of worship, shorts or sleeveless tops are not recommended.
• We recommend comfortable walking shoes and sunglasses/sunscreen during the visit.
• Entrance fees to the monuments are not included and are to be paid directly. Any camera or video camera fees, if any, are to be paid directly

Timings :

09:00 am - 05:00 pm 

Things To Carry :
• Sunscreen
• Sunglasses
• Comfortable footwear

Advisory :
Special Holidays will not be liable for any dispute arising out of the rental between customer and vendor, guide or any service provider

Confirmation Policy :
The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking Rate is based on a minimum 2 person sharing. We reserve the right to cancel in case the minimum no. of customers required for the visit on any date is not met.

Cancellation Policy :
• If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the visit, 25% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
• If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the visit, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
• If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the visit, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.

Refund Policy :
•The applicable refund amount will be processed within 15 business days

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