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“The highest monastery in the world”
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Rongbuk Monastery
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4-Day Tibet Tour With Everest Base Camp
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Owner description: One of the highest monasteries in the world was built in 1899.
Jakarta, Indonesia
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“The highest monastery in the world”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2011

The monastery is small, but very peaceful. When we visit there, hardly any monks live in this monastery. We just did a quick tour of the main hall, then we rested in the nearby tents organized by the locals, since it was already late in the afternoon. If you have more time, this monastery is worth a stroll, while adjusting to the thin atmosphere.

Visited September 2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2009

Visited the monastery ( highest monastery in the world) as part of our Mt. Everest base camp tour in May, 2009. The view of the Mt. Everest from the Monastery is amazing. Our guide told us that we are very fortunate to see the Mt. Everest in clear day as most of the time it is covered with clouds. Monastery was built in 1902 and several monks and nuns live in there at present. There is a newly built hotel located in the close vicinity to monastery. It will take about 3 – 4 hours to drive to monastery and base camp from New Tingri town. You are not allowed to drive your vehicles to the base camp. There is a car park very close to the monastery and mini-buses are available to take you from the car park to the base camp.

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