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Full-Day Tibetan Cultural Tour to Tibetan Settlements Pokhara

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  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn more about Nepal’s Tibetan community on this intimate small-group tour of Pokhara’s Tibetan village. Your tour guide is a local Tibetan guide who grew up in this community. Get the chance to ask questions about Tibetan culture, religion, and cuisine. Visit a Tibetan monastery and see the monks going about their daily life and worship. There will also be the chance to try Tibetan food and buy crafts.
  • Receive personalized attention on a small-group tour
  • Hotel transfers are included, within Pokhara
  • Lunch and refreshments will be provided
  • A fun and informative day out that’s great for families
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What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Driver
  • Afternoon tea
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • DVD (available to purchase) Tibetan music

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

09:00 am

Pickup details

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 guests whose hotels are located outside of Lakeside area depending on their hotel location. We need our guests hotel name and their room number once they booked their hotel. They can pay us the extra transportation fee directly to us after our tour is finished.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers 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 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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94 reviews
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Highly recommended.
Grzegorz_B, Nov 2022
Thupten-very professional, experienced guide with amazing knowledge of Tibet. After this trip, I have a much greater understanding of the history and problems of Tibetans around the world. We talked in person with a Tibetan doctor and a monk student candidate. Beautiful temples. I highly recommend.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
I like to thank Grzegorz for taking the time in writing this beautiful review about our Tibetan cultural tour.
Tour packed with information, cultural, religious, and culinary experiences
Daniel_S, Feb 2020
This was a very interesting and inspiring tour with many highlights of which I want to mention only a few. - The tour was provided by a Tibetian guide in 2nd generation in Nepal. Therefore I got first hand information and opinion sharing. - A conversation with Tibetian doctor provides you with insights into the Tibetian traditional medicine. - I got the unique chance to have an interview with a young monk in a Buddhist monastery. - I was also able to join the afternoon prayer of another monastery. - Several choices of local food. Overall this tour is very well designed and packed with information and experiences you can make. Come with an open and critical mindset, then you can enjoy the tour even more and engage in discussions with the guide about Tibetian culture and history.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
I would like to highly thank Daniel for taking his busy time in writing this very nice review about our Tibetan cultural tour. I am so glad to knew that he enjoyed and learned a lot about Tibet and Tibetan culture through our tour. Thanking him, Thupten Gyatso
Wow!! Wow! Wow!
Elizabeth B, Dec 2019
What an amazing experience! Our guide was so knowledgeable and an absolute delight. I have learned so many things about the plight of the Tibetan people. My heart aches for the Tibetan people and hope that justice will one day be served. We also sampled Tibetan food and butter tea. It was delicious! We meet a monk and sat and talked about life for a while. We learned about Buddhism, Tibetan medicine and actually had a pulse reading. I could go on forever about what we learned, what we saw and what we discussed as a group! It was a life changing tour that I highly recommend! What a wonderful tour guide and person...Thupten Gyatso!!!!
Worth it for those interested in Tibetan and Buddhist culture
ElenaMagdalena_E, Dec 2019
The tour Guide Thupten is an amazing person very knowledgeable, kind, trying his best to make the perfect tour,I learned a lot. I would have though spend little less time at the village and at chanting monks to reach on the day light at the beautiful Pema Tsal Buddhist monastery to spend more time there to talk to the monk and take pictures outside. But anyways many thanks to Thupten and heard he has also an amazing guest house, wish I would have booked his place.
A challenging day trip, East meets West and Happiness is not easy
maumere, Sept 2019
I was lucky enough to have been the only guest on this tour. Thupten had to make some extra efforts to pick me up from my remote hotel (thanks for that) and we started our day trip early. In the morning, we visited a Tibetan refugee "settelment" in Pokhara which actually is more like a village within the city with all the infrastructure there people need. There was ample of time for exchanging opinions and thoughts . We stayed there quite a while chatting with the women who weave carpets, with the women who sell carpets, with the women who sell souvenirs before we had some lunch there and moved on to two TIbetan monestaries around Pokhara. There, I had the chance to have a talk with a monk who is living in one of the monasteries and listen to the monk chants in the second monastery. Sadly, the Tibetan culture in Nepal appears a bit "artificial" except for the monks chants and it seemingly does not attract young people to stay (....) as we mostly saw elderly people. At the end of the day (or if younger ones they are Nepali), I felt a bit sad about the Tibetans in Nepal although tehy are quite close geographically as well as culturally. Before we went back to my hotel, we had the chance to taste Tibetan butter tea and their regular meal: barley porridge. Difficult to imagine to have that every day yet for once in a while absolutely ok. Prepare yourself to talk a lot and to exchange your mind with the mind of Thupten. This is the highlight of the day, and it will demonstrate you some kind of mutual understanding (I hope) focusing on essential topics. Happiness is not easy Thupten wherever you are and in whatever circumstances one lives. Learning and understanding is utmost important and I thank you for showing me your perspectives.
Response from Host, Sept 2019
Thank you so much for writing this very nice review about our tibetan cultural day tour. It was my great pleasure to take you around our Tibetan villages at Pokhara and introduce our Tibetan people and our rich buddhist culture. I would like thank you so much for showing your interest to learn more about Tibet and Tibetan people. Thanking you, Thupten Gyatso
Informative tour
Ada_C, Apr 2019
The tour is very special and informative which allow me to know more about the Tibetan history and culture.
Super journée
Alexandra, Jan 2023
J'ai passé une journée très enrichissante à la découverte de l'histoire tibétaine. C'était vraiment super et avec un bon timing. J'ai vraiment aimé mon petit moment d'échange avec le moine. On se posait mutuellement des questions et c'était vraiment un très bon moment. Merci
Response from Host, Jan 2023
I am so glad to receive this very nice review from Alexander. It was my pleasure to meet her and take her around our Tibetan refugee settlements and introduce our Tibetan culture. I highly appreciate her review. Thanking her, Thupten


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