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One of the highest monasteries in the world was built in 1899.
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near North Everest Base Camp, Tingri County, China
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are going to EBC, you pass this Monastery. I would suggest that you continue toward Everest and visit the RongPu Monastery. This is a smaller site, home to a couple of nuns, seeking meditation. there is also a hidden chapel, where the founder...More

Thank Gillam203
Reviewed 1 week ago

Both monks and nuns live in this monastery, even though it is only a fraction of those who lived there before the Chinese moved in in the 1950s. It truly is a monastery with the view because of the Himalayas,

Thank Viktor S
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

definitely worth the hike up from Everest base camp for spectacular view of Everest and Base Camp. meditation cave from 8th c and beautiful place to put up prayer flags. many sacred stones up there that the monk shows the locals and buddhist pilgrims

Thank BostonBostonGirl
Reviewed July 9, 2018

And this is what made it exceptionally interesting, since we were able to watch artists at-work. See my review on base camp for a description of the monastery's guesthouse.

Thank LMilich
Reviewed July 9, 2018

They are currently in the process of repainting the monastery. Painters and Monks were sharing the space and working alongside each other. This was one of my favorite monestaries in all of Tibet. It is small and simple but has the most amazing views. The...More

Thank Lindsay G
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

Tough when you have Altitude Sickness but an experience of what it is like to devote a life to prayer and medication without regard for hardships

Thank Fran B
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

When you visit EBC do take an hour out to visit Rongpu Monastery It’s one of these few monastery where male and female monks stay together Spend some time offering prayers and joining the monks in their prayer period. Donot forget taking blessings from the...More

Thank RAJU L
Reviewed October 6, 2017

You have to meet the people living there,,,It's an amazing experience-they are honest and peaceful how their religion says.

Thank Tomasz C
Reviewed August 28, 2017

I visited the Rongbuk Monastery while visiting EBC. While being located in a most inspiring place, the monastery is basic and simple, almost barren.

Thank Commited_Traveller
Reviewed July 3, 2017

Rongphu Monastery and at the Geu La passes for some final views of Mt. Everest. Unfortunely they are under construction during when my visit, just to only feel outside view a part of monastery .

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petagall
March 10, 2017|
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Response from Jeffrey H | Reviewed this property |
Rongbuk Monastery is in western Tibet which requires special permits from Chinese authorities in addition to your China visa. I recommend you check with a tour operator that is based in Lhasa such as Tibetan Expeditions.
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