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  • Religious Sites

    Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling

    The Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling Monastery is a relatively small and new monastery that serves a very important role in the local community. It was established in the late 70s not long after the 16th Karmapa determined that it would be wise to establish a place in Swayambunath where the kalachakra practice could be performed. The Karmapa voiced his opinions to Tenga Rinpoche and not long ...

  • Religious Sites

    Kopan Monastery

    Kopan Monastery lies on the Kopan Hill, not far from the city of Boudhanath, overlooking the Kathmandu valley and surrounding areas. Previously the Monastery was situated on the Himalayan mountain range where Lama Zopa Rinpoche fulfilled a promise he had once made to build a monastic school for the children in the nearby locality. The school was called the Mount Everest Center, the name of ...

  • Religious Sites

    Patan's Golden Temple

    This beautiful and tranquil temple in Nepal is an unusual Buddhist monastery known commonly as ‘Hiranya Varna Mahabihar’, ‘Kwa Bahal’ or ‘Suvarna Mahavihara’ and is situated north of Durbar Square. Legend has it that the Golden Temple was founded during the 12th Century. Patan's Golden Temple is unassuming from the outside and majestic on the inside, with stone gates produced by the silakars ...

  • Religious Sites

    Shechen Monastery

    The original Shechen Monastery was destroyed during the Chinese occupation of Tibet in the 1950s. Nevertheless, its essence was preserved by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche who was exiled to Nepal and who established a new home for the monastery here. Thus, while the building itself is quite new and vibrant, the philosophies, culture and practices that you find within its walls are as old as time ...

  • Trekking

    Mustang Trek

    Nepal is a beautiful country filled with so much history and tradition, a lot of which is linked to the Hindu and Buddhist religion. Mustang is one of the regions that make up Nepal and the local people often call it "The Forbidden Kingdom of Nepal" - a name which is quite apt for the region. Mustang is located in the middle of the Himalayas mountain range making it quite a harsh and barren ...

  • Central

    Daman

    Not many people realize that just a few miles outside of Kathmandu lies a beautiful village named Daman. As with most destinations in Nepal, it is located in a region that is surrounded with natural splendor and characteristics that are unique to the village. This secluded village does not have much to offer in regard to late night restaurants, cafés and nightlife, but opens a ...