Tashi Palkiel Tibetan Settlement

A brief story of Tashi Palkyil Tibetan Settlement:


Tashiling Pokhra Tibetan handicraft center was established on 1962 on the total area of 120 rupani of land.

Settlement Location

This settlement is located at Kaski Distt. of Nepal.

The altitude of place is about 1005 ft. above sea level with an temperature of minimum 5 to maximum 30 degree celsius.

Settlement Population

Initial population 475
Present Population 976

No of Villages in the settlement

The settlement of consist of only village with 182 families.

Settler's Livelihood

The main sources of livelihood for the settlers are carpet weaving and small business.

Facilities in the settlement

School One day school upto class VII
One Nursery & Creche
One boarding facilities for the student.
Health facilities One modern allopathic dispensary
Branch ofTibetan traditional medical center
Monastery Shang Gaden Choekhorling, kargyue Monastery.
Age care one age care center with 37 elders.

Administrative setup

Each settlement has a settlement officer who is the Representative of the Department of Home appointed by Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), Dharamsala. Settlement officer is the principle post of the settlement. He is charged with overall control of running of affairs in the settlement. Under the Representative there are chief executive officer Co-operative society, appointed by CTA, Manager of the workshop and other small handicraft and also village leaders.

Representative acts as the liaison between the settlement and the Department of Home (CTA) and is the main source of information for the people in the settlement. The roles of Chief Diplomat, Chief Justice and Head of the settlement are all combined in one post. Daily task for the representative range from adjudicating disputes to communicating with group leaders and outside authorities, and generally watching over the running of all aspects of the settlement.

Group Leaders:

The functioning or activities of every settlement are more or less similarly to each other. The settlement peoples elected their group leaders whose job is to act as an intermediary with relevant authorities, pass on information, settle disputes and collect money. Group leaders are not elected for their policy-making idea, nor do they campaign on certain issue. These group leaders are chosen on the basis of their strength of personality and once ability to stand before the interest of their village. The duty of the leader is more or less like the representative, but on smaller and more personal scale.

Traveling Mode

Nearest railways station Kathamandu 10 Km from settlement
Nearest Airport Kathamandu 10 Km from settlement
Bus and taxi services   Available

Contact Address

Tashi Palkhiel Tibetan Refugee settlement
Kaski Distt,
Gandaki Anchal,
P.O. Box. No. 7,
Hyangja, Pokhara