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Rongbuk Monastery

Address: near North Everest Base Camp, Tingri County, China
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Type: Religious sites, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: One of the highest monasteries in the world was built in 1899.
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Type: Religious sites, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: One of the highest monasteries in the world was built in 1899.
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The monastery itself doesn't have much to it, but its worth stopping by for the excellent photos you can get in front of Everest of prayer flags an a traditional monastery etc.

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Shrewsbury
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Rongbuk Monastery itself was deserted, the various chapels locked up a cheeky fella charged us 25 Yuan to go and have a look but nothing was accessible except for the courtyard. Little restaurant was kept warm with the typical Tibetan stove in the middle with kettles keeping warm and you stayed here as long as possible before braving sleeping on... More 

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Rockhampton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is a fairly small monastry, but holds the record of being the highest in the world. It is right across the road from the restaurant/hotel near base camp, and you shouldn't need more than 30 minutes to explore it. We were fortunate to see the local monks hosting some other monks that had visted from another monastry. Indoor photography... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Its of the monastery near to the Everest Camp Base, so may as while visit it while your are there and is claimed to be the highest monastery in the world..

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Lhasa, China
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

It was a small monastery situated at the foot of the world highest peak Mt.Everest (8844m), this was the only monastery that i visited in Tibet where both monks and nuns together, it was comparatively small but i personally feel like authentic experiences with its very basic facilities.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This os the highest building on Earth and has 2 monks & 3 nuns still in residence. It has an amazing Mt Everest backdrop. See it with a good guide who will explain its significance & lead you to a secret sacred grotto. Worth seeing.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

On a recent trip to Tibet, operated by Phendhay Snow-Land Travels, I was able to camp out at the Rongbuk Monastery with a good view -- twice over two days -- of Mt. Everest right from our tent. On the day that I was to visit the Monastery, just 100 feet away, there was a scheduled Buddhist perambulation by the... More 

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

beautiful setting, small monastery with a Lama,nuns and a goat. About 20min from the tented camp before EBC.

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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Don't miss this monastery on your way up to Everest Base Camp (EBC). Located just a few km before EBC, you can spot the impressive chorten from the road. The monastery itself is a little run down and is quite modest when compared to massive ones near Lhasa. However, it has two chapels with beautifully painted murals and there are... More 

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Oh, my goodness, if you are near The Everest Base Camp, you've got to go. It was one of my favorite monasteries of the ten we visited in Tibet because the monks and artisans were so friendly. They even allowed us to take pictures inside....I guess they figure if you managed to get all the way here (17000 ft) you... More 

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