Whether you want to attend one of our courses, do a retreat, or stay privately for a while for self study or reflection, Kopan is the right place.  You are welcome to extend your course or retreat course by a day or two at the beginning or end. You are also welcome for a day visit


Stay Privately

Guests can stay at Kopan only during private stay periods. These are included in our Course Calendar page, if no information is there, it means we are not offering private stays. 

Day visit

Visiting hours are from 9 am - 5 pm. We request you to dress suitable for a monastic environment. 

Group visits

Please note that large groups and tourist buses for day-visits are only accepted after making an appointment. Please contact us to make an appointment. Without appointment, your bus will not be able to enter the monastery. We request you to kindly remind your guests to dress suitable for a monastery - please check our Dress Guidelines


Kopan Monastery
Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center Gompa

Kopan Monastery FPMT pending affiliation
Foundation for the preservation of the Mahayana Tradition