We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rongbuk Monastery

near North Everest Base Camp, Tingri County, China
Improve this listing
Type: Religious Sites, Lookouts
Description: One of the highest monasteries in the world was built in 1899.
Write a Review

39 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    15
    10
    12
    2
    0
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Huntington Beach, California
Top Contributor
366 reviews 366 reviews
107 attraction reviews
384 helpful votes 384 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cape Town
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
53 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, TX
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
42 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
penang
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We didn't go into the monastery but the view of Everest with the stupa and prayer flags at the monastery was breathtaking.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
64 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Founded in 1902, this small & beautiful Nyingma sect monastery is shared by both monks & nuns. It is the highest monastery in the world with the stunning view of Mount Everest as a back drop. It was completed in 1974 but was left to ruin for several years. Since 1983 renovations have been slowly taking place. The monastery contains... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Rongbuk monastery is a small mountain monastery, located at the feet of the roof of the world. It keeps its local magic the way it is. We can not expect high class monastery with luxury facilities, if so you should better go to Italy or similar place. But if you want to part of a place where the time has... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Berlin, Germany
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The highest monastery in the world - it's a small and beautiful place, and the monks invited us to tea after our visit. It's beautifully kept, and one of the very few Buddhist places where monks and nuns pray together. I highly recommend a visit, and the location is awe inspiring anyhow.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

i hiked out here in July '87 when most of the people in Tibet had never seen a white man before. Views of Everest havent changed but it sure seems more crowded judging by all the reviews! Friendly monks that couldn't do the math to save their lives when charging me so I just gave them the extra money. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Rongbuk Monastery also viewed

 
Sagarmatha National Park, Sagarmatha Zone
Tingri County, Tibet
 

Been to Rongbuk Monastery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Rongbuk Monastery, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing