A meditative trek to Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Bhutan   Leave a comment


My mind knows I can’t do it.

It’s an arduous trek. With poor stamina levels and a sorrowful state of health, I try to convince myself that it is perfectly okay if I don’t attempt the six hour treacherous journey.

IMG_3666 Tiger’s Nest Trek Base

But of course there is a tempting option of horses or mules that can be taken up midway, till the cafeteria.


And deep down inside, my pounding heart has something else to say.

If I do it, I do it on foot or not do it at all.

To climb or not to climb?

The battle ensues till the morning of the trek.


The Tiger’s Nest or the Taktshang Trek is on every Bhutanese pilgrim’s must- do list. According to the legend, Guru Rimpoche (The Second Buddha) also known as Padmasambhava had flown on a tigeress to this small monastery, hanging off a cliff and meditated…

View original post 992 more words

Posted May 8, 2016 by Aadil in Aadil's Astronomy Space and Travels

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: