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Address: near North Everest Base Camp, Tingri County, China
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Description: One of the highest monasteries in the world was built in 1899.

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Highest Monastery in the world

During my travel to Tibet, I had the chance to visit Rongbuk Monastery. I travelled in mid-Jan - TOO Cold! I was supposed to be staying the night here, but due to the New year... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Definitely a place to stop & visit. It's kind of in the middle of nowhere, but that's what I liked about this place. The monks were very nice, very little tourism very "zen" :).

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Take the effort to climb up to the Monastery & explore through the little "cave" which some of the monks mediated in, which is simply AMAZING! I was really enchanted by how beautiful this place could be, and felt enlighten by its history!

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Lhasa, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Rongbuk monastery is a Nyingmapa Sect monastery. One of the highest monastery. Monastery has both monks and nuns and also some meditators at Upper Rongbuk,around 4km from Rongbuk monastery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

During my travel to Tibet, I had the chance to visit Rongbuk Monastery. I travelled in mid-Jan - TOO Cold! I was supposed to be staying the night here, but due to the New year around Tingri that time, most of the locals went back to their hometown and the Monastery was closed due to this. However it was still... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Rongbuk, which sits a few kilometers from Everest Base Camp in Tibet, is special because of it's location. Period. Great views and photo ops for Mt Everest. Highest monastery in the world. Take 50 steps and stop to catch your breath. Ha. We stayed the night there. No heat, no electricity in the rooms; guests are given a candle for... More 

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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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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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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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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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