Full-Day Tibetan Cultural Tour to Tibetan Settlements
  • Full-Day Tibetan Cultural Tour to Tibetan Settlements

    This 8-hour guided Tibetan encounter tour is a unique opportunity to spend a day in a local Tibetan communities inside Pokhara Valley with a genuine Tibetan guide. Learn about their rich Tibetan culture such as Buddhism, medicine, arts and crafts, history, and their struggles as refugee in Nepal.  Tibetan food and drink provided.

    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: The Tibetan Encounter Day Tours P. Ltd, 17th Street, Pokhara 33700, Nepal

    Buddhist monks are having one month holidays to visit their family homes for the up coming Tibetan New Year 2020 from 23rd Feb till 24th of March. Therefore there will be no prayer chanting in the morning as well as in the evening for one month.

    Departure: 09:00 a.m.

    Return: Around 5 or 6 p.m.

    We provide pick up and drop off services only to those guests whose hotels are around Lakeside area. We charge extra money for transportation, hotels which are located outside of Lakeside area. You can pay us transportation fee after our tour. Please provide us your hotel name.


    We will visit Tibetan villages around Pokhara valley. Our tours are typically base on educational and Tibetan cultural tour.

    Our tours are not private. Usually we get 2 to 3 people in a group.

    Program Includes:
    • Discover the arts and crafts of the Tibetan Plateau – and learn how Tibetan people introduced and make Tibetan carpets in the settlements.
    • Learn about the symbols and images that are so important in their daily life.
    • Meet a Tibetan doctor and learn about basic knowledge of Tibetan medicine and it’s treatment. Have a first hand experience of a medical check up from a Tibetan doctor.
    • Visit settlement photo gallery and learn how Tibetan settlements were established in the early 60’s.
    • Learn about Tibetan schools, kindergarten and our educational system in the Tibetan settlements.
    • Enjoy simple Tibetan momos & thenthuk in a Tibetan restaurants inside the settlement in the afternoon.
    • Meet a Buddhist monk and learn about their monastic life and their daily studies and activities in the monastery.
    • Visit the monastery and attend their group pooja in the evening (prayer chanting) with the monks and hear the horns, drums, conch shell, trumpet, bell etc used during the prayer. (
    • Enjoy evening tea in a local family, where you will get a taste of Tibetan food, tsampa (Roasted barley flour), butter tea and Tibetan bread.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
    "Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
    "Not recommended for children under 9 years of age"
    "Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required"
    "A maximum of 12 people per booking"
    "Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately."
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"

    • Hora de Inicio9:00 AM
    • Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
      We provide pick up and drop off services to and from our respective guests' hotels located at Lakeside area. But we charge transportation fee for those guests whose hotels are located outside of Lakeside area depending on their hotel location. We need information of our guests hotel name and their room number.

    • Duración: 8 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Professional guide
    • Driver
    • Afternoon tea
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - The Tibetan Encounter Day Tours P. Ltd

    No Incluye

    • DVD (available to purchase) Tibetan music
  • 9/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 90%
    Rating basado en 4 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • Elizabeth B
      Publicado el Miércoles, 01 de enero del 2020

      What an amazing experience! Our guide was so knowledgeable and an absolute delight. I have learned so many things about the plight of the Tibetan people. My heart aches for the Tibetan people and hope that justice will one day be served. We also sampled Tibetan food and butter tea. It was delicious! We meet a monk and sat and talked about life for a while. We learned about Buddhism, Tibetan medicine and actually had a pulse reading. I could go on forever about what we learned, what we saw and what we discussed as a group! It was a life changing tour that I highly recommend! What a wonderful tour guide and person...Thupten Gyatso!!!!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Christian H
      Publicado el Viernes, 27 de septiembre del 2019

      I was lucky enough to have been the only guest on this tour. Thupten had to make some extra efforts to pick me up from my remote hotel (thanks for that) and we started our day trip early. In the morning, we visited a Tibetan refugee "settelment" in Pokhara which actually is more like a village within the city with all the infrastructure there people need. There was ample of time for exchanging opinions and thoughts . We stayed there quite a while chatting with the women who weave carpets, with the women who sell carpets, with the women who sell souvenirs before we had some lunch there and moved on to two TIbetan monestaries around Pokhara. There, I had the chance to have a talk with a monk who is living in one of the monasteries and listen to the monk chants in the second monastery. Sadly, the Tibetan culture in Nepal appears a bit "artificial" except for the monks chants and it seemingly does not attract young people to stay (....) as we mostly saw elderly people. At the end of the day (or if younger ones they are Nepali), I felt a bit sad about the Tibetans in Nepal although tehy are quite close geographically as well as culturally. Before we went back to my hotel, we had the chance to taste Tibetan butter tea and their regular meal: barley porridge. Difficult to imagine to have that every day yet for once in a while absolutely ok. Prepare yourself to talk a lot and to exchange your mind with the mind of Thupten. This is the highlight of the day, and it will demonstrate you some kind of mutual understanding (I hope) focusing on essential topics. Happiness is not easy Thupten wherever you are and in whatever circumstances one lives. Learning and understanding is utmost important and I thank you for showing me your perspectives.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Elena E
      Publicado el Lunes, 02 de diciembre del 2019

      The tour Guide Thupten is an amazing person very knowledgeable, kind, trying his best to make the perfect tour,I learned a lot. I would have though spend little less time at the village and at chanting monks to reach on the day light at the beautiful Pema Tsal Buddhist monastery to spend more time there to talk to the monk and take pictures outside. But anyways many thanks to Thupten and heard he has also an amazing guest house, wish I would have booked his place.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Ada
      Publicado el Martes, 23 de abril del 2019

      The tour is very special and informative which allow me to know more about the Tibetan history and culture.

        Calificación General: 8/10

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