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Kopan Monastery

Kathmandu, Nepal
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Hundreds of monks and nuns live at this monastery, which offers meditation courses year round.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I stayed here for 9 nights and the peaceful atmosphere is really something I have never experienced before I arrived stressed and left as peaceful and relaxed as I have ever been I met an elderly American gentleman who has come every year since 1994...More

Thank Blub111
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place was quite friendly with tourists. Very spiritual place in the suburb of Kathmandu main city. I did not know but if not I would have stayed few days in the monastery as they take tourists in the monastery where we can take part...More

Thank May3344
Reviewed 6 days ago

u will get nice view of kathmandu- meditation time is 12:00 am go before it - sometimes it happens at 3:00 am as well large no. of monks- mother monastery of tushita monastery- fpmt-they have nice restaurant as well-

Thank Mohit A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good and quiet place to visit if you are interested in Buddhist religion. you can gain a lot of knowledge.

Thank Mukesh9057
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is hidden gem providing training sessions for budhism an peace. Was difficult to locate but great place to visit.

Thank kkwalia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I took a 10 day course at the Kopan monastery and it was one of the best experiences. The accommodation is not at all ascetic as ones might expect, but really comfortable and nice. The place itself is gorgeous with amazing views,...More

Thank bazilika7
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so peaceful. Our soul gets rejuvenate when we visit this place. This place has calm environment.

Thank ShrutiShakya
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Spare yourself a long walk and climb. And check if it's open before you go up there. Despite it being a nice view over Kathmandu. You'll only be seeing a closed gate and a guard saying no visitors. The best time to go here would...More

Thank Phoenix t
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I attended the meditation course here back in January. The teacher was kind and knowledgeable. The shared accommodation is basic and very comfortable. The food is delicious. It's difficult to summarise my experience at this monastery, but it was very positive and I have taken...More

Thank mondki
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Situated on outer part of the valley,atop of a hill,it's a very nice place for a day visit. The monastery also do arrange Meditation course (lodging & fooding included). Good place for relaxation.

Thank Billy J
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what day does this opens?
8 June 2017|
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Response from 53Maryd123 | Reviewed this property |
The monastery is open every day to the public. Their courses and retreats are on a schedule that can be found on their website.
Peace and Blessings, I have tried to contact the monastery twice via their website contact info with no repley yet. I was trying to find out if the 2017 and later courses are still available or are disrupted due to the 2015 earthquake in the Kathmandu valley. Any help or other contact info would be greatly appreciated. Kind Regards to all. Thomas.
1 January 2017|
Response from Alexandra K | Reviewed this property |
i was at the monastery in sept this year and it was still looking inceedible. we talked to an american that was doing a course there, and i believe the reperations to have come even further by now.
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What is the quickest-cum-cheapest way to reach Kopan from Ahmedabad (Gujarat, India)? Thanks
20 June 2016|
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Response from Jhannaruiz | Reviewed this property |
You have to fly into Kathmandu or get to Kathmandu, Nepal. Once there from airport there are taxi service that you can take. Usually price is about $10 us.