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While so many of the monasteries in Tibet as incredible, this is not one of those. It exists solely for the view of Mt. Everest and that is all. There should be no need to go inside unless you are actually Buddhist. It is rather...More
Actually not worth to stop, but there is no chance since the Chinese Control Point is just across the road....with a ground hole toilet a pity to mention. Nevertheless it costs money to visit both and avoid it if there is no special reason to...More
If you ever get a chance, ask the Head Monk of Rongbuk Monastery to open up the meditation cave below the Everest Tent Camp. It is locked but the holy meditation cave is an out of the world experience to spend 15 minutes in perfect...More
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
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,
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
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
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.