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The Tibetan Encounter Day Tours

Durbar Marg, Opposite of Royal Palace, inside Tibetan Mini Market | Durbar Marg, Pokhara 00977, Nepal
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A not to be missed experience.

This tour is the best one I had during my stay in Nepal. Other tour operators tried very hard to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jane C
Tibetan Encounter

Thupten is a fantastic guide! His depth of knowledge on the Tibetan people and their situation in... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
James P
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The Tibetan Encounter tours are unique opportunities to spend a day in local Tibetan communities and have an opportunity to learn about Tibet and rich Buddhist culture/heritage in Nepal.
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  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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Durbar Marg, Opposite of Royal Palace, inside Tibetan Mini Market | Durbar Marg, Pokhara 00977, Nepal
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"highly recommend this tour"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This tour is the best one I had during my stay in Nepal. Other tour operators tried very hard to please, but the devil is in the details. Although other English guides have a good knowledge of the area, I have a hard time comprehending...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Thupten is a fantastic guide! His depth of knowledge on the Tibetan people and their situation in Tibet and abroad is far more than can be conveyed in a single day tour. If you want to absorb even more knowledge then I would recommend staying...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour is a must when visiting Pokhara. It was a one of a kind, educational and immersive experience in which we learned so much about Tibetan people and culture. Our guide, Thupten, is incredibly friendly, well-spoken and very knowledgable and had no problem answering...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose full day trip with Tibetan Encounter. It was worth of money, we learned a lot about Tibetan culture and people. We had a meeting with Tibetan doctor, spoke with Buddhist monk, we tried Tibetan food and learn about making carpets. We really enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Morning Tour and it was amazing! Thupten, the guide, was so nice and we learned a lot about the Tibetan culture and lifestyle. We recommend this tour!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did the morning half day tour with Thupten, deciding to do this on my own. I was a little nervous before meeting Thupten being a solo female in a foreign country but within minutes I felt comfortable and relaxed, he was respectful and professional...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great experience this was! Thupten shared his culture and Tibetan history while we observed or participated in so many activities - morning prayers at the monastery, a Tibet breakfast, conversation with a monk, consultation with a traditional doctor, the Tibetan refugee museum, and...More

Thank Lee N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tashi delek! I am so glad I signed up for this tour. Thupten is an amazing guide, so full of information and able to answer any question I could come up with! The early morning was worth it, with a sunrise during morning prayers at...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've lived in Pokhara for eight months, and have to say that this tour was one of the most informative and interesting things that I've done during my time overseas. Thupten is an incredible guide and will open your eyes to the beauty of Tibetan...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the Tibetan experience with Thupten. It was informational and he was happy to answer all our questions. He was professional and really looked after us. It was a Saturday and Nepali New Year so there were some things we could not do...More

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choonkaloonks
March 31, 2015|
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Response from thupten g | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for writing to us. No, you don't have to bring anything to our camps. Now the Tibetan settlements are well established. Thupten
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Anoop Kumar K
February 16, 2015|
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Response from Gordon R | Reviewed this property |
The Tibetan Mall is opposite the old Royal Palace, we walked there from our hotel (Landmark) and made the booking at the counter. The company does have a website and email contacts so search for those if Denise D's... More
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