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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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  • Average7%
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had visited Kpan Monastery its very peaceful Buddhist Pilligrimage Place. Awesome well preserved and peaceful Buddhist Monastery in Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. We spend lot of time and enjoyed culture and pooja.

Thank tinatrived
Reviewed 6 days ago

I attended the October introduction to Buddhism course. There were approx 150 people in the group from all around the world. The whole experience was so very different, up at 6.00 am for morning tea, first lesson at 6.45 then breakfast at 7.30. The last...More

Thank billsue95
Reviewed 1 week ago

there was a lot of building work going on up there . Sadly the roads going up to the top of the Hill where the Monastery is are terrible . Lots of dust lots of potholes . It is a charming place to walk around...More

Thank Kingspoon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Anyone wanting a bit of "me" time , this is a great place. Buddhist or not. Get on there web site and book a meditation retreat and find some peace of mind. Also just a n8ce temple to visit.

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did the 10 day introduction to Buddhism course here and it was a fantastic unique experience and the monastery itself is so beautiful and a world away from noisy dusty Kathmandu. I'd still say it's worth a visit even on a day trip as...More

Thank Kate L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location of the monastery is amazing, on top of a mountain. Hard to get, not impressive in its construction, but the real deal. Around 750 monks are studying in 3 or 4 buildings, and even though you don´t interact with them, it is just...More

Thank Eduardo R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a must for us on our trip ... so glad we made the trip up .. beautiful views, so peaceful and serene ..

Thank Batkitty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a Buddhist and stayed 2 weeks here however did not feel welcome. Not a single monk came to say hello or a hint of smile to make you feel welcome. Although there is a notice stating not to disturb the monks...that doesn't mean...More

Thank Jean Pierre M
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We went there because it was one of the must sees recommended in lonely planet, which, we are discovering, really romanticises many places in Nepal that are in reality nothing but dumps. Kopan is a nice quiet place, nice views, but it takes a bit...More

Thank Jerry S
Reviewed 4 October 2017

It is probably more special to stay here for a few days or more, compared to a day visit. Still quite beautiful though and the book shop is a must!

Thank Mariken J
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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.
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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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.