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Kopan Monastery

Kathmandu, Nepal
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Hundreds of monks and nuns live at this monastery, which offers meditation courses year round.
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  • Average7%
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A short trip outside of the valley to Kopan where you will find the monastery. Very welcoming, no charge. Monks reside here along with people who are on retreat, you are welcome to wander at your will. We paid 500 Rs taxi from Thamel which...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit Gumba for all tourists from home and abroad. Majestic view of Kathmandu, in fact a suberb 360 degree view of valley.

Thank Sherpa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The architecture of the monastery is similar to that of the temples. Inside of the monastery, it is very peaceful and you can join the monks in their evening prayers.

Thank bose_rima
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The area of the monastery is not that big but worth a visit. The garden is beautiful and offers quiet and relaxing atmosphere. The entry is free, there is a cafe and a gift shop inside. Make sure to dress up appropriately. You can get...More

Thank 8_wanderluster_8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very shameful monastary. How is it a Tibetan Monastary discreminates against Tibetans yet Injis are allowed to do the same. Very shameful. I am never going back to this monastary again. A disgrace to Tibetan Buddhism and a disgrace to Tibetans. The experience here was...More

Thank tenzin c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During my stay at the Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal, I discovered the fundamentals of Buddhist Psychology and how to apply meditation and Mindfulness into everyday settings. Explored how these teachings about our mind relate to the coaching profession. A wonderful and gratifying experience.

Thank LLC88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived here later in the afternoon and was fortunate to be in the for evening prayer at 4.30pm. The monastery is in a beautiful position and the journey there offers great views of Kathmandu.

1  Thank Commited_Traveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heritage, rich architecture... truly amazing stop during our trip. Loved it! The details and carvings were awesome..

Thank Yasisurie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent the afternoon there walking around and meditating in the great hall. Great energy there! Wish I could have stayed longer or for a dharma talk or something - plan your visit around either staying there or around a talk!

Thank Lily A
Reviewed 8 August 2017

A highlight on our guided tour of the sub-continent, the Kopan Monastry was a wonderfully peaceful and spiritual place to visit - highly recommended.

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8 June 2017|
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Response from 53Maryd123 | Reviewed this property |
The monastery is open every day to the public. Their courses and retreats are on a schedule that can be found on their website.
1 January 2017|
Response from Alexandra K | Reviewed this property |
i was at the monastery in sept this year and it was still looking inceedible. we talked to an american that was doing a course there, and i believe the reperations to have come even further by now.
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20 June 2016|
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Response from Jhannaruiz | Reviewed this property |
You have to fly into Kathmandu or get to Kathmandu, Nepal. Once there from airport there are taxi service that you can take. Usually price is about $10 us.