|1 People (per pax)||2-3 People (per pax)||4+ People (per pax)|
|Pay $20 Now & 80 on arrival|
Kopan Monastery, situated near Boudhanath Kathmandu, is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. It was established by the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, an international network of Gelugpa dharma centers. It was initially served as its headquarters. The founders were Lamas namely Thubten Yeshe and Thubten Zopa Rinpoche who brought the property from Nepal’s royal astrologer in 1969. The monastery takes its name from the hill on which it was built. Now the place has become especially famous for teaching Buddhism to visiting Western foreigners. In 1971, the first annual month-long meditation courses were held from November to December. These courses covered traditional Lam Rim teachings with informal discussion that focused on systematic meditation and vegetation diet. The place now incorporates two separate institutions: the monastery, on the top of the Hill and the Khachoe Chakyil Ling Nunnery near by it. With the objectives of providing spiritual and practical education, the nunnery was established in 1979 by Lama Yeshe for the monks. Now the nunnery has expanded its housing to 400 disciples in less than 35 years. Moreover, the area is now a popular recreational destination for Kathmandu residents and tourists. Kopan Monastery gets opportunity to welcome hundreds of visitors on Saturdays. The monastery remains close to the public on other days of the week.
|Difficulty||Easy||Trip Lenght||days||Group Size||1-50 Pax People|
|Best Month||Any time||Transportation||Bus / Car / Jeep||Accomodation|
|Style||Full / service||Max Elevation||1600 M High||Meal||Traditional|
|Trip Routes||By road|