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Bhutan - Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest) Oct 2012

Taktsang The Tiger's Nest Monastery where Guru Rinpoche flew to on the back of a Tigress - image 1 of 25

Monastery as seen from the valley below (monastery at 900m above the valley floor) - image 2 of 25

Zoomed in of the monastery as seen from the halfway point of the hike up to the Monastery - image 3 of 25

Singing Prayer Wheels at the start of the hiking trail (spring running thru the wheels making them sing) - image 4 of 25

Giant Prayer Wheel at the halfway point of the trail - image 5 of 25

Prayer Flags at the halfway point - image 6 of 25

Details of a Prayer Flag - image 7 of 25

Halfway up the hike - image 8 of 25

Zoomed in of Monastery from the tea house, halfway up the hike - image 9 of 25

The BI Gang (our local guide Namgay on the left) at the tea house - image 10 of 25

Monastery through Prayer Flags as viewed from the halfway point - image 11 of 25

Monastery as seen from the top of the 478 steps staircase to the monastery - image 12 of 25

Hippo with Phallus hiking stick at the top of the staircase to the monastery - image 13 of 25

Monastery as seen halfway down the 478 steps to the monastery - image 14 of 25

Zoomed in of the Monastery from halfway down the 478 steps to the monastery - image 15 of 25

Zoomed in more - image 16 of 25

Monastery perched on the side of the hill - image 17 of 25

Hippo at halfway down the 478 steps - image 18 of 25

Some of the steps leading down to the monastery - image 19 of 25

Monastery as seen from the bottom of the staircase (more steps going up from this point on) - image 20 of 25

Monastery finally - image 21 of 25

Prayer Wheels at the halfway point from return trip - image 22 of 25

New hotel at the base of the trail - image 23 of 25

Decorated front porch of the hotel - image 24 of 25

Decorated window of the hotel with Bhutanese frames - image 25 of 25