Bhutan Odyssey Tour – 8 days
This, our most extensive tour of Bhutan, adds two other destinations – Gangtey and the Taktsang Monastery (‘The Tiger’s Nest’).
Taktsang is a small temple perched high on a rock-face above the eastern side of the valley about ten miles up-river from Paro. There is a walk up a steep, forested trail to a vantage point near the temple which is the ideal spot for a photograph of Taktsag, framed in clusters of hanging moss. Inside the main building is a large image of Padmasambhava and numerous tangkas depicting him.
The temple’s nickname derives from a legend that Padmasambhava was transported here from Tibet on the back of a flying tiger.