Channeling Our Inner Tigress: Our Hike up to Tiger’s Nest

5/25 — Tiger’s Nest, Paro, Bhutan

Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche, founder of Tibetan Buddhism flew all the way from Eastern Bhutan to the famous site on the back of a tigress. While that sounded pretty epic and easily doable… we decided to be old school and hike it, channeling our own inner tigress. 10,000 feet and 5 hours later, and we think it was well worth the trek!

Here’s our trek through pictures . . .

BEFORE. Excitement is strong and legs are ready. (We think…) See that teeny tiny white blob at the top of the mountain? Yup. That’s our destination: Tiger’s Nest.

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The views were AMAZING on the way up overlooking Paro Valley.

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Halfway there! Bring it on.

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The Everest-like majesty herself:

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Mama we made it! We had a good laugh recruiting some of the locals to make the final steps up to the temple in slow motion to the Chariots of Fire theme song. (Americans…) Here we are (the only picture we were allowed to take at the top). The exhaustion is real, but well worth it!

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Now for the descent. Piece of cake!

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