Paro Taktsang, or popularly known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery is a Buddhist Monastery located in the remote hills of of Bhutan at an altitude of 10,000 feet. The monastery is built on a narrow space in the middle of a steep cliff, accessible only by hiking for three hours. Here is a collection of images of the magnificent monastery, taken during a photography tour I led in May. Also see details of our next photography trip to the mountain country in September.
The Taktsang Paro Monastery is located in the middle of a steep rock-face, surrounded by thick vegetation. Colourful Rhododendron flowers bloom in the forest around the monastery.
A monk makes the three-hour walk to the monastery.
Fluttering prayer flags tied all around the monastery and on the path to it decorate the structure and add to its glory.
The evening light and the clouds create a play of an orange glow and shades on the slopes of the monastery.
The monastery and the mountain slopes.
A waterfall on the approach to the monastery.
The view of Paro Valley from the monastery and the path approaching it.
To conclude, here is a short video of prayer flags fluttering around the monastery.