Pema Ts'al Sakya Monastic Institute: Our most recommended tours and activities

Afternoon Tibetan cultural tour

Afternoon Tibetan cultural tour

Embark on the Tibetan Cultural Tour in Pokhara, guided by the passionate and knowledgeable Mr. Thupten Gyatso, a Tibetan native deeply rooted in the region. This unique experience takes you to Tibetan refugee settlements in Pokhara, offering an immersive educational and cultural journey. Beyond ordinary sightseeing, you’ll gain a profound understanding of Tibetan culture, religion, and the lives of Tibetan refugees in Nepal. Mr. Thupten’s dedication to preserving and sharing Tibetan heritage ensures an enriching and enlightening exploration of this captivating culture. Our tours are focused on providing an immersive cultural and educational experience, offering a deeper understanding of Tibetan culture, religion, and the lives of Tibetan refugees in Nepal. Tibetan refugees in Nepal are eager to share their philosophies, way of life and dedication to preserving their culture. Embark on a afternoon half day tour for an enriching journey into Tibetan culture. * Explore one Tibetan refugee settlement near Pokhara valley to understand how the Tibetan people have maintained their language, identity, and Buddhist traditions in Nepal. * Interact with a young Buddhist monk to learn and understand more about Buddhist monk life their Monastic lifestyle, studies and daily activities in the monastery. * You will visit another monastery and attend early Afternoon group prayer chanting with the monks and hear many instruments and feel the vibration of Monks prayer. * You will also learn the meanings of different Buddhist signs and symbols that are so important in their daily life. Such as prayer wheels, prayer flags, stupas, etc. * Enjoy Authentic Tibetan butter tea: Experience the flavors of Tibet with a traditional evening tea at a local Tibetan family home. Indulge in salted butter tea, Tsampa(roasted barley flour), and Tibetan bread with honey, butter, and peanut butter. Our guide, Mr. Thupten, will enlighten you about Tibetan cuisine and the way of life in the refugee settlements. * A rich and immersive experience into Tibetan culture awaits!

Full Day Tibetan Cultural Tour

Full Day Tibetan Cultural Tour

Embark on the Tibetan Cultural Tour in Pokhara, guided by the passionate and knowledgeable Mr. Thupten Gyatso, a Tibetan native deeply rooted in the region. This unique experience takes you to Tibetan refugee settlements in Pokhara, offering an immersive educational and cultural journey. Beyond ordinary sightseeing, you’ll gain a profound understanding of Tibetan culture, religion, and the lives of Tibetan refugees in Nepal. Mr. Thupten’s dedication to preserving and sharing Tibetan heritage ensures an enriching and enlightening exploration of this captivating culture. Our tours are focused on providing an immersive cultural and educational experience, offering a deeper understanding of Tibetan culture, religion, and the lives of Tibetan refugees in Nepal. Tibetan refugees in Nepal are eager to share their philosophies, way of life and their culture. Explore two different Tibetan refugee settlements near Pokhara Valley to understand how the Tibetan people have maintained their language, identity, and Buddhist traditions in Nepal. * First, you will visit a Buddhist monastery and learn the meanings of different Buddhist signs and symbols that are so important in their daily life such as prayer wheels, prayer flags, stupas, etc. * You will visit a Tibetan carpet showroom and discover the art and craft of the Tibetan plateau, including their famous hand-woven carpets, and know the carpet-making process with our knowledgeable guide who will explain to you about it in detail. * In the photo gallery, you will discover the history of Tibetan refugees and see images of Tibetan refugee settlements in the early 60s and the journey of the Dalai Lama in exile in India. * Meet a Tibetan Doctor: Gain insights into the Tibetan medical system, treatments, and diagnosis during a meeting with a Tibetan doctor. The doctor's consultation including pulse reading is included. If interested, you can purchase medicines separately. * Enjoy authentic Tibetan lunch in one of the Tibetan restaurants and taste Tibetan Momos and Thenthuk, a nourishing soup with freshly kneaded dough, meat and vegetables. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available. Mr. Thupten will enlighten about Tibetan cuisine. * You will visit a monastery and attend evening group prayer chanting with the monks and hear the sound of different instruments used during the ceremony and feel the vibration of Monks' prayer. * Interact with a young Buddhist monk to gain more insights into their Monastic lifestyle, studies and daily activities in the monastery. * Enjoy Authentic Tibetan tea: Experience the flavors of Tibet with a traditional evening tea at a local Tibetan family home. Indulge in salted butter tea, Tsampa(roasted barley flour), and Tibetan bread with honey, butter, and peanut butter. Our guide, Mr. Thupten, will enlighten you about Tibetan cuisine and the way of life in the refugee settlements. A rich and immersive experience into Tibetan culture awaits!

Sarangkot sunrise Tibetan cultural tour

Sarangkot sunrise Tibetan cultural tour

Embark on the Tibetan Cultural Tour in Pokhara, guided by the passionate and knowledgeable Mr. Thupten Gyatso, a Tibetan native deeply rooted in the region. This unique experience takes you to Tibetan refugee settlements in Pokhara, offering an immersive educational and cultural journey. Beyond ordinary sightseeing, you’ll gain a profound understanding of Tibetan culture, religion, and the lives of Tibetan refugees in Nepal. Tibetan refugees in Nepal are eager to share their philosophies, way of life and dedication to preserving their culture. Tour Itineraries: * Depending on the sunrise time, we will drive early in the morning to Sarangkot hill to witness the beautiful sunrise and enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains. Please note that weather conditions may affect visibility. * Explore two different Tibetan refugee settlements near Pokhara valley to understand how the Tibetan people are living in Nepal and how well they have kept their Tibetan language, identity, and rich Buddhist culture intact in Nepal. * We will visit a Buddhist monastery but can’t attend the morning group prayer chanting. Because the sunrise and morning prayer chanting is at the same time. * Enjoy a Tibetan Breakfast: Experience the flavors of Tibet with a traditional breakfast at a local Tibetan family home. Indulge in salted butter tea, Tsampa(roasted barley flour), and Tibetan bread with honey, butter, and peanut butter. Our guide, Mr. Thupten, will enlighten you about Tibetan cuisine and the way of life in the refugee settlements. * Interact with a young Buddhist monk to gain more insights into their Monastic lifestyle, studies and daily activities in the monastery. * You will also learn the meanings of different Buddhist signs and symbols that are so important in their daily life. Such as prayer wheels, prayer flags, stupas, etc. * You will discover the art and craft of the Tibetan plateau, including their famous hand-woven carpets and know the carpet making process with our knowledgeable guide who will explain to you about it in detail. * In the photo gallery, you will explore the history of Tibetan refugees and view images depicting their settlement in the early 1960s. These pictures highlight how the Tibetan people have successfully preserved their language, culture, and identity despite living in exile for an extended period of time. * Meet a Tibetan Doctor: Gain insights into the Tibetan medical system, treatments, and diagnosis during a meeting with a Tibetan doctor. The doctor's consultation, including pulse reading, is included. If interested, you can purchase medicines separately. * Enjoy authentic Tibetan lunch in one of the Tibetan restaurants and taste Tibetan Momos and Thenthuk, a nourishing soup with freshly kneaded dough, meat and vegetables. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available. Mr. Thupten will enlighten about Tibetan cuisine. A rich and immersive experience into Tibetan culture awaits!

Lumbini: Guided Day Tour to Lumbini - Birthplace of Buddha

Lumbini: Guided Day Tour to Lumbini - Birthplace of Buddha

Embark on a transformative journey to Lumbini, the hallowed ground where Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was born. This private day tour offers a profound exploration of the sacred site, allowing you to delve into the rich spiritual heritage and experience a deep connection with Buddha's life. Immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings, witness ancient relics, and gain insights into the profound teachings that have influenced millions. Join us for an unforgettable pilgrimage to the birthplace of one of the world's most revered spiritual leaders. Explore Maya Devi Temple: Begin your day at the Maya Devi Temple, the exact spot where Buddha is believed to have been born. Discover the sacred pond nearby and marvel at the historically significant Ashoka Pillar. Visit Lumbini Museum: Gain a deeper understanding of Buddha's life through the captivating exhibits at the Lumbini Museum. Explore the collection of artifacts, sculptures, and scriptures that illuminate the remarkable journey of Buddhism. Ashoka Pillar and Sacred Garden: Continue your journey by visiting the iconic Ashoka Pillar, erected by Emperor Ashoka to mark the birthplace of Buddha. Experience a serene walk through the Sacred Garden, adorned with beautiful monastic zones, meditation centers, and stupas. Explore Monastic Zones: Immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance of the monastic zones, where different Buddhist countries have established their own monasteries. Experience the diversity of Buddhist cultures, architectures, and practices as you explore these sacred spaces. Conclusion: Conclude your enlightening day tour at the starting point or be dropped off at your preferred location in Lumbini. You may choose to continue exploring the surrounding areas or return to your accommodation with a heart filled with profound experiences and newfound wisdom.

Morning half day Tibetan cultural tour

Morning half day Tibetan cultural tour

Embark on the Tibetan Cultural Tour in Pokhara, guided by the passionate and knowledgeable Mr. Thupten Gyatso, a Tibetan native deeply rooted in the region. This unique experience takes you to Tibetan refugee settlements in Pokhara, offering an immersive educational and cultural journey. Beyond ordinary sightseeing, you’ll gain a profound understanding of Tibetan culture, religion, and the lives of Tibetan refugees in Nepal. Mr. Thupten’s dedication to preserving and sharing Tibetan heritage ensures an enriching and enlightening exploration of this captivating culture. Our tours are focused on providing an immersive cultural and educational experience, offering a deeper understanding of Tibetan culture, religion, and the lives of Tibetan refugees in Nepal. Tibetan refugees in Nepal are eager to share their philosophies, way of life and dedication to preserving their culture. Embark on a morning half day tour for an enriching journey into Tibetan culture. * Explore one Tibetan refugee settlement near Pokhara valley to understand how the Tibetan people have maintained their language, identity, and Buddhist traditions in Nepal. * You will visit a monastery and attend early morning group prayer chanting with the monks and hear the sound of different instruments used during the ceremony and feel the vibration of Monks prayer. * Enjoy a Tibetan Breakfast: Experience the flavors of Tibet with a traditional breakfast at a local Tibetan family home. Indulge in salted butter tea, Tsampa (roasted barley flour), and Tibetan bread with honey, butter, and peanut butter. Our guide, Mr. Thupten will enlighten you about Tibetan cuisine and the way of life in the refugee settlements. * Interact with a young Buddhist monk at Pema Ts'al Sakya Monastery, gaining insights into their Monastic lifestyle, studies and daily activities in the monastery. * You will also learn the meanings of different Buddhist signs and symbols that are so important in their daily life. Such as prayer wheels, prayer flags, stupas, etc. A rich and immersive experience into Tibetan culture awaits!

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