In order to visit the cave monastery Paro Taktsang, one must get a visa unless the person is
from India, Bangladesh or Maldives. See the travel requirements for visiting Bhutan.
Getting There & Useful
Once you get your visa, you will most likely enter Bhutan
through the Paro International Airport.
From the airport, you are very close to the city of Paro
that lies only 10 kilometers away from the monastery.
A taxi from Paro to the parking lot and beginning of the
path to Paro Taktsang and back will cost you around $10.
The remaining way to the top of the cliff you have to go
either on horseback or on foot.
There is a cafeteria in the middle of the way, where visitors can take a break. It is also an
excellent place for taking photographs of the Taktsang. It takes around 2-3 hours to get to the monastery by
If you decide to get a horse, it will cost you about $10 and you will be up at the monastery in
an hour and a half, but the journey might be more pleasant.
It is not recommended to rent a horse on rainy days because of the sloppiness of the road. Be
advised that the horse will only take you uphill, and you will have to get back down on foot.