05 Mar '12, 7pm
Taking on the Tiger’s Nest Challenge at Paro Taktsang Monastery #travel #bloggers
Towards the end of the Stage 2 trail, you will hear lots of other horses resting and grazing around the area. You will come to a stop at an informal “parking” area for the horses where you will be able to conveniently “alight” from the horse at an elevated platform. From there, it is about a 3-minute walk to the beginning of the Stage 3 trail where you will be able to catch an up close view of the Tiger’s Nest monastery (the most photographed view – see picture below). You are on your own (no horses allowed) for the Stage 3 trail which comprises of a long flight of stairs that descends all the way to a bridge and then ascends all the way towards to the Tiger’s Nest monastery. Some of the steps are crumbling so you need to look out for them and hold on to the railing both to support yourself (in case of falls) and to lift yourself up to the next step (which can be quite high).