About 300 horses are engaged to carry tourists to Taktsang

Taking tourists to the top

It is 8am and Kelden Tshering Dorji, 13, is at the Taktsang base eagerly waiting for the horse contractors to ask him to be their syce for the day.

Like him are several other students who spend their vacation escorting tourists on ponies to the Tiger’s nest. For students like Kelden in Tsento, Paro, vacation is a time to earn some money.

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