Day 6 (Paro)
Today’s day will begin driving at Ramthangka , the base, to take on a stunning hike on foot to visit the Taktshang Gompa or Tiger’s Nest viewpoint. Our hike to Taktshang from the road point will take through the well maintained path which is quite uphill and it takes around 2-3hours at an average walking speed. The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees adorned with Spanish moss, and fluttering prayer flags. Stop for a rest and light refreshments at the Taktsang cafeteria.
Taktsang is incredible monastery clings to the edge of a steep rock cliff that plunges 900 meters onto the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in 747 AD, flew here on the back of a flying tiger, said to be his consort.
Way back from Taktsang to Hotel. You will visit the auspicious Kyichu Lhakhang, a scared monument pinning down the left foot of an ogress, which is built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Songsen Gampo. This Monastery is one of the 108 monasteries built across the Himalayan region by the Tibetan King to subdue the Demon that lay across the Himalayan region. The rest of the monasteries lie in other neighboring countries.