Approaching the Tiger’s Nest – Thimpu, Bhutan

Tiger’s Nest is the number one tourist attraction in Bhutan for good reason. It’s absolutely gorgeous, but its location means that reaching it can be difficult. It can only be reached by hiking a steep, difficult trail through a forest and up the mountain for upwards of three hours. Because of the amount of time it takes to climb up, visit the monastery, and then climb down, most travelers opt to begin their hike at 8 a.m.

At the midway point of the hike is a beautiful, traditional café called Taktsang Cafeteria. Most people make it there roughly 90 minutes into their hike. Once you arrive, you can enjoy some traditional food to fuel you on for the remainder of the hike.