Tiger's Nest Monastery, Paro, Bhutan - High Altitude, Steep Incline and Rough Terrain

Tiger's Nest Monastery, Paro, Bhutan - High Altitude, Steep Incline and Rough Terrain

We survived the gruelling hike up to the Tiger's Nest Monastery, perched on the side of a Himalayan mountain at 3,120 metres (10,240 ft), about 900 metres (3,000 ft) almost straight up.

It was strenuous and tricky because of the high altitude, steep incline, and rough terrain.

Our thighs are burning still from the climb back down the steep hill. But it was worth it to visit this incredible engineering marvel and sacred Buddhist temple (Paro Taktsang first built in 1692, destroyed by fire 1998 and rebuilt).

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