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Rongbuk Monastery

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

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The highest monastery in the world. The serenity of the place, with a stunning view of Everest, makes for a perfectly sublime experience. If you make the trip to base camp, be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
Jack M
Shanghai, China
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This monastery is very close to vase camp. You can also stay on sight, but we opted not to because there is no heat and it was super cold at the end of October. They only have out showers with cold water and the typical standing toilets. The monastery itself is typical. The nuns there were very nice and allowed... More 

Thank Denell1006
Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small monastery is right in front of the amamzing Mount Everest. We took so man pictures there in this unique surrounding. The monastery itself is simple and a MUST see!

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The highest monastery in the world. The serenity of the place, with a stunning view of Everest, makes for a perfectly sublime experience. If you make the trip to base camp, be sure to visit and take time to enjoy this religious community, and the harmony of nature, humanity, and spirit that it embodies.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

There are 2 Rongbuk Monasteries. One built in the 8th century and a modern version. I went to the one built in the 8th century and it is magical. Visiting a 1300-year-old monastery with views of Mt Everest is a once in a lifetime experience and easily the highlight of my time in Tibet. There are prayer flags strung everywhere... More 

Thank geelongexpat
Golan Heights
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

inspiring; being there! thinking of all those stories... the highest monastery. the hikers and clinbers that were her in the last century. those that has came cack and those that did not make it.

Thank Michal F
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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 

Thank Sonia S
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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