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Full-Day Tibetan Cultural Tour to Tibetan Settlements

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

    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 extra transportation fee after our tour. Please provide us your hotel name.

    NOTICE:

    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
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We provide pick up and drop off services to and from our respective guests hotels located at Lakeside area. We charge extra 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.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    We provide pick up and drop services to and from our guests respective hotels.
    Inclusions
    • 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
    Exclusions
    • DVD (available to purchase) Tibetan music
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    We just finished a half day tour with Thupten. We learnt more history, geography & politics in this half day we spent with Thupten then we have in our entire life. Definitely worth booking with his company to understand the plight of Tibetan refugees. Highly...More

    Thank travellingdeeper
    thupten g, Owner at The Tibetan Encounter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

    I would like to thank Di for writing her very fast and nice review about our Tibetan cultural day tour. I am so happy to meet and take them both in our tour. Highly appreciate for writing us a review. Thanking them, Thupten Gyatso

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Just finished an amazing and eye opening full day tour of the Tibetan villages and monasteries. I learned so much. Thupten is very knowledgeable, well spoken, and a great guide. The food was also excellent. Best momos of my life! I also had the chance...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Veronica S
    thupten g, Owner at The Tibetan Encounter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    It was my great pleasure to meet and get an opportunity to take Veronica in our Tibetan cultural day tour. She has participated in our full day Tibetan cultural tour. I am so glad that she has shown great interest by asking many questions regarding...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The whole day tibetan experience was a great way to learn about the tibetan refugees in Nepal and about Buddhism in general. We highly recommend the morning tour, because we were able to participate in the chanting in the monastery with the monks.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Jay J
    thupten g, Owner at The Tibetan Encounter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    I am so glad to receive this lovely review about our Tibetan cultural day tour from our guests. Highly appreciate taking their time in writing their review. Thupten Gyatso

    Reviewed 29 August 2019 via mobile

    I knew very little about the day plight of Tibetans and Buddhism. Thupten is engaging and insightful throughout the day. If you are someone who enjoys learning, history and want to get a good education then you should take this tour. My favorite part of...More

    Thank kungfunc
    thupten g, Owner at The Tibetan Encounter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2019

    I am so happy to get such a quick and very nice review from Joe. It was my great pleasure to take joe around our Tibetan villages and introduce our Tibetan people and our buddhist culture. This kind of review always encourages me to work...More

    Reviewed 23 July 2019

    If in doubt, do it :) Even though I was the only person on the tour, Thupten showed me around all day, introduced me to people, and told me all about Tibetan life and Buddhist philosophy. I'm rarely this impressed by tours as they often...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    thupten g, Owner at The Tibetan Encounter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2019

    I am so happy to receive this very quick and beautiful review written by our guest Annelisa. I felt so good to knew that she enjoy and learn a lot from our Tibetan cultural tour. Hope she would share some of our tour experiences with...More

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