WOWOWOW! I just completed the most amazing, spiritual and life-changing hike up to the famous Tiger’s Nest near Paro, Bhutan. It’s my last day in the country of Bhutan, and this has absolutely been the highlight thus far.
Tiger’s Nest is the name of a 17th Century Monastery complex, which has 9 temples and sits on top of a very steep cliff overlooking Western Bhutan. It’s one of the most remarkable places I’ve seen in all of my travels.
At the start of the 12km hike, you can’t anything because of the low hanging clouds, which swallow the green mountains. As you hike up and up, you will find a variety of Buddhist temples, waterfalls, and prayer flags decorating the sidelines. Monks are seen everywhere practicing their rituals, as this is one of the most sacred sites in all of Buddhism. The fact that it’s currently rainy season makes this hike 3X as hard, as we trekked for hours and hours uphill in sloppy wet mud.
And then, BOOM, the first sight of Tiger’s Nest is something I’ll never forget. Ever. BHUTAN IS AMAZING!!
Thank you to all of my new Bhutanese friends who made this past week so special for me, and I hope to be back again for round 2 soon!
If you have any questions about Bhutan, comment them below and I’ll get back to you.