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Morning Tibetan cultural tour to Tibetan settlements

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    Stop At: Jangchub Choeling Tibetan Monastery, Tashi Palkhel Tibetan Settlement, Pokhara 33700 Nepal

    Departure: 05:30 a.m.

    Return: Around 1:30 p.m.

    We provide free pick up and drop off services to and from our guests respective hotels. We charge extra transportation fee for those guests who stay outside of Lakeside area. You can pay us extra transportation fee after our tour. Please provide us your hotel name and room number once you have booked your hotel.

    Our tour take place around Tibetan villages at Pokhara valley. Our tours are typically base on educational and Tibetan cultural tour. We encourage our guests to ask questions regarding Tibetan people and Tibetan buddhist culture.

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

    Program Includes:

    Visit a monastery and attend the morning group pooja (prayer chanting) with the monks and hear the horns, drums, conch shell, trumpet, bell etc used during the prayer.

    Enjoy Tibetan breakfast in a local family home, where you will get a taste of Tibetan foods like tsampa (Roasted barley flour), butter tea and Tibetan bread.

    Meet a Buddhist monk and learn about their monastic life and their daily studies and activities in the monastery.

    Discover the arts and crafts of the Tibetan Plateau – and learn how Tibetan people introduced and continue to 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 basic information about Tibetan medicine and how it is used in treatment. You will also have a chance to have a first-hand experience of a medical checkup from the doctor.

    Visit a 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. But we are sorry to say that visitors are not allowed inside the school and kindergarten.

    Enjoy simple Tibetan momos & thenthuk in a local Tibetan restaurant, inside the settlement, in the afternoon.

    Duration: 8 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We provide pick up & 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 pick up our guests from their hotel at 5:30 am.
    Departure Time
    5:30 am
    • Bottled water
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Driver/guide
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Jangchub Choeling Tibetan Monastery
    • DVD (available to purchase) Tibetan Musics.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Not recommended for child aged 9 and under
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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 28 August 2019

    Better late than never... I have made this tour in dec 2018 ! I really liked it. I have learnt a lot about tibetan people, her history and her culture. Even now I still remember what I have learnt in that tour, so I am...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank MyriamSV
    thupten g, Owner at The Tibetan Encounter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2019

    I am so surprise to receive this very nice review from Myriam. Because he has participated our morning tour on 26th of December 2018. I would like to thank him for not forgetting to write us a review. Highly appreciate for his review. Thanking you,...More

    Reviewed 11 June 2019 via mobile

    This has indeed been the highlight of our trip in Nepal. I have always been fascinated by the Tibetan culture. My husband is a history buff... this became the perfect option for both of us. What an amazing day I must say. Thupten is the...More

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    thupten g, Owner at The Tibetan Encounter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2019

    I am so glad to receive your very nice and quick review about our Tibetan cultural tour. It was my pleasure to take you both around our Tibetan villages and introduce our Tibetan people and our buddhist culture. I would like to thank you both...More

    Reviewed 29 April 2019

    We found this tour on a walk through Pokhara, which made us interested. During the morning tour, Thupten Gyatso showed us through different Tibetan villages, which have prospered a lot during the last decades. The infrastructure comprises not only houses and shops, but also schools,...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    thupten g, Owner at The Tibetan Encounter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2019

    Thank you so much Ralf for writing your nice review about our Tibetan cultural tour. Your review will definitely help other interested guests to understand about our tour. It was my pleasure to knew that you both learned many information regarding Tibet and Tibetan people...More

    Reviewed 5 April 2019

    This is a very nice tour. While visiting the beautiful Tibetan village and monastery, I also learned a lot of culture and history about Tibet. Thupten has given a good lesson on what we want to know about Tibet.More

    Date of experience: March 2019
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    thupten g, Owner at The Tibetan Encounter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2019

    I am so glad to receive your very nice review about our Tibetan cultural tour. Once again, I would like to thank you so much for showing your interest and joining our tour. Highly appreciate taking your busy time in writing this beautiful review. Thanking...More

    Reviewed 20 January 2019

    Thupten is a knowledgeable and passionate guide that kept the entire expedition educational, informative and enlightening. He is dedicated to presenting a professional tour and sharing his passion for the issues faced by Tibetan refugees through an experience never to forget. Thank you Thupten.More

    Date of experience: January 2019
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    thupten g, Owner at The Tibetan Encounter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2019

    Hi Roger, I am so happy to received your very quick and lovely review about our Tibetan cultural tour. Thank you all for showing your interest to learn more about Tibet and Tibetan people. I am so happy that you all ask many questions during...More

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