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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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Highest monastery with Everest view

Rongbuk monastery is the last stop before Everest base camp. Nothing very special more than other monasteries in Tibet. I stayed one day in the guesthouse, so able to see around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2016
Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This monestary was across from my accommodation. It had monks, yaks and photographers wandering around. It was very small and readily accessible from the road. But at sunset the photographers queued up for amazing photos of both Everest and the monestary.

Thank Joyce S
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Rongbuk monastery is the last stop before Everest base camp. Nothing very special more than other monasteries in Tibet. I stayed one day in the guesthouse, so able to see around. Around means few stone houses and yaks :D But view of Everest and feeling to be in the highest monastery in the world makes here special.

Thank Se0ulist
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Its a Small Monastery with a sTupa stuck to the left to the entry to The North Base Everest with the BASIC Guest house to the right with One fireplace and squat Latrines,with planks on ,all in the dark and four to a room,Very cold,food limited and all The He Men surrounding the fire. But the view of Everest day... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is one of the smallest (and certainly the highest) Monasteries you'll ever come across but so friendly. We were allowed to watch their prayer chant and also (discretely) take photos in their temple. There's also an upstairs temple but take care the stairs are difficult to use. In the courtyard we saw one of the monks making beautiful engraved... More 

Thank BobBonHere
Paarl, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Good point: very close to base camp. The accommodation is very basic and there ar only shared ablutions. Good coffee.

Thank Emarie B
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Makes you feel like you are in another world. Not much to see or do but certainly one can appreciate the harsh environment the monks have to endure during the winter months.

Thank ulankford
Shenzhen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

The highest monastery on Tibet side, just next to Everest Base camp. Amazing landscape and the pictures, just perfect!

Thank Neto T
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Cold, dusty, windy but a warm welcome. Prays were administered before we made our way to base and then ABC. We returned having conquered the North Col some four weeks later. Just keep going one step at a time count to 10 then 5 and rest. Dig in with cramp ons and ice axe and don't slip. Always turn back... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Our 40 days journey took us to the Mt. Everest Base Camp in Tibet via Lhasa 3600 m. We were fortunate to climatise to the altitude of 5200 m gradually by also visiting Shangri-La prior.. To help future travellers visiting these regions to adjust better to this height here is a simple trick which helped us tremendously. You won't believe... More 

Thank rudi t
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Looked at it from outside, since the monks were preparing to close it and come down for winter. Old and nice.

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