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Full-Day Tibetan Cultural Tour to Tibetan Settlements

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    Stop At: The Tibetan Encounter Day Tours, Lalupate Margha 17th Street, Pokhara 00977 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.
    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 can’t 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 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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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    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
    Thank Annelisa L
    thupten g, Owner at The Tibetan Encounter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    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

    Reviewed 6 July 2019

    I would highly recommend this experience for anyone interested in Tibetan culture or Bhudism. Our guide Thupten was knowlegable and entertaining. I attended with my 14 year old daughter and we both learned and retained so much history and knowledge of this community. Our highlights...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Jody H
    thupten g, Owner at The Tibetan Encounter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2019

    I would like to thank Jody and her daughter Sophie for joining our Tibetan cultural tour. I am so happy to knew that both of them really enjoyed and learned a lot about Tibetan people and our buddhist culture. Highly appreciate taking their time in...More

    Reviewed 22 June 2019 via mobile

    This tour is one of best day tours we have ever done. Our guide himself was a Tibetan Refugee so to learn first hand about his experiences was amazing. His knowledge of Tibetan history is outstanding. We highly recommend anyone in the Pokhara area to...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank DianeR1
    thupten g, Owner at The Tibetan Encounter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2019

    Tashi Delek! Thank you so much for writing your nice review. Highly appreciate your review. Thanking you, Thupten Gyatso

    Reviewed 22 May 2019

    I had the good fortune to attend a full day tour with Tibetan Encouters in Pokhara on November 1, 2018, just before doing a trek with Three Sisters Adventure. I booked the tour only the day before by visiting their storefront in Pokhara - even...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
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    thupten g, Owner at The Tibetan Encounter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2019

    Highly appreciate writing your beautiful review about our Tibetan cultural day tour. You are right. Its been long time since you did our tour in November. Thank you so much for taking your time in writing this review. I am so glad and happy to...More

    Reviewed 3 May 2019

    Me and my mum had an unforgetable day in the Tibetean Village. Our guide Thupten gave us so many intereseting informations and answered all our questions with so many patient and proud of Tibetean culture. The family we met, was so opened to us and...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Caro1116
    thupten g, Owner at The Tibetan Encounter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2019

    I am so glad that you have participated in our Tibetan cultural tour to learn more about Tibetan people & our rich buddhist culture. Thank you for showing your interest to learn about Tibetan culture. It was my great pleasure to take you around Tibetan...More

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