Full-Day Tibetan Cultural Tour To Tibetan Settlements Pokhara

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We provide free pick up and drop services to and from our respective guests' hotels located at Lakeside area. But we charge extra small transportation fee only for those .. read more
  • Return Details :
    We provide pick up and drop services to and from our guests respective hotels.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This full Day Tour is a unique opportunity to spend time in a local Tibetan community with our professional Tibetan tour guide to learn about Tibet, Tibetan people, buddhism, food, its culture, art and craft. Our tours are typically base on Tibetan educational and cultural tour. Our tour guide Mr. Thupten himself is a Tibetan, who was born & grew up in one of the Tibetan village in Pokhara. Therefore, he has lots of information regarding Tibetan people living in Nepal and how they have well kept their Tibetan language & their buddhist culture. Therefore we encourage our guests to ask as many questions as they have regarding Tibetan people and their culture.


Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Free snacks included

Lunch included

Private guide for a more personalized experience

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Tibetan Encounter Day Tours, Pokhara, Gandaki Zone, Western Region

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.
We will visit two different 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. But we also accept other guests, if they are also interested to join with our group.
Since Saturday is our weekend in Nepal, therefore our Tibetan carpet workshop is closed but our carpet showroom will be open. Also on Saturday our Tibetan doctor is not available therefore we cant able to meet our Tibetan doctor.
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 its 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 60s.
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


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional guide


Afternoon tea

Bottled water



Coffee and/or Tea

Entry/Admission - The Tibetan Encounter Day Tours P. Ltd

Entry/Admission - Jangchub Choeling Tibetan Monastery


DVD (available to purchase) Tibetan music

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

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

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  • 05-Nov-2022

    This tour taught me a lot of things about tibet! It was the best day i had in nepal since i came!!! This tour is a must!!! The knowledge i gained is incredible!!! Tibet has an amazing story! Must give this tour a shot!!!!

  • 26-Oct-2022

    Amazing experience in Pokhara. A must do! After traveling for 5 months in tibetian villages (India and nepal) I finally understood what make this culture so pleasant and peaceful. Thupten gives all the information clearly and in such enthusiastic way, about tibetian refugees and this amazing culture in general.

  • 24-Oct-2022

    Thupnet, our guide for the day, is extremely knowledgeable and explained the Tibetan refugee status in Nepal, the complete history of Tibetan people, and guided us through 3 different monasteries. It was an amazing experience to learn, talk, eat, see, and immerse in the Tibetan way of living.

  • 18-Oct-2022

    Thupten was a great tour guide. I learned so much about the Tibetan culture and history. I was amazed by the knowledge, thoughtfulness, and hospitality on his tour. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

  • 04-Oct-2022

    Any visit to Pokhara simply must include the full day tour at The Tibetan Encounter. An enlightening day will see you learn so much directly from second generation refugee, Thupten, about the journey of Tibetan refugees over the past 70 years.  A fascinating range of activities include discovering the background, culture, work, and authentic food and drinks at two Tibetan villages, while you also speak to a Tibetan doctor about holistic medicine, and a monk about Buddhist values and life during a visit to the monastery, as monkeys roam and listen. A must-see. You're in great hands. 

  • 03-Oct-2022

    Such a beautiful and interesting experience. Thupten was such an incredible guide with so much knowledge, personal experience and great English. Being able to speak to a Tibetan monk was an amazing experience and thupten shares so much information about the Tibetan experience as a refugee and I with so much insight and interest.

  • 03-Oct-2022

    The tour was extremely enlightening regarding the tibetan history, and was really well organized. Thupten is very charismatic and made a tour full of meaningful content. My trip to Nepal is not the same without this tour. Kudos thupten!

  • 23-Sep-2022

    I totally recommend this full day trip with Thupten. He is very knowledgeable and eager to respond any question we might have. It’s a very educational tour, we had an amazing typical lunch and know a lot about tibetan culture. Totally worth it!

  • 07-Jun-2022

    This was a fantastic day, and one of the best "tours" I've ever had the pleasure of being a part of. Though indeed it was a tour, much of it was as much (or more) conversation than lecture. I felt that in a short time I learned much about Tibetan Buddhism, the Tibetan-Nepali experience, and the complexities of the Tibet/China issue (though of course one would need a lifetime or two to fully understand these things). We were introduced to two Tibetan settlements near Pokhara, visited a Tibetan rug showroom, met with a Tibetan Doctor and a Tibetan Buddhist Monk, observed the afternoon chants at a monastery, and had a delicious lunch. We also stayed with Thupten in his home for 4 nights -- He's an excellent host and a great guy! His home is lovely, and so far its been our best stay by a mile in Nepal. His hospitality and kindness, and the dialogue we had will not soon be forgotten! My review can't possibly do justice to this tour or our stay. I would highly recommend that if you find yourself in Pokhara, please do yourself a favor, and reach out to Thupten to do this yourself!

  • 02-Jun-2022

    One of the best things I've done in Nepal. A few weeks ago I did the full day tour, it was absolutely amazing. I can highly recommend the tour to anyone who is interested in Tibetan culture or Budishm. I learned so many new things from the amazing guide. Thupten is so enthusiastic about Tibetan culture and it makes for such a better experience. You visit Buddhist monasteries, Tibetan refugee camps, a Tibetan doctor and so much more. It's definitely worth it to go.

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