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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 2 weeks ago

Compared to other monasteries nothing special. But so many famous climbers were here - so a Special Kind of place.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank EiweEiwe
Reviewed 19 August 2019

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank RoyStormer
Reviewed 5 June 2019 via mobile

Go and see it. Most people just go to EBC and ignore this. Go inside. It is so peaceful and lovely. Only CNY30 to go in. I loved it. Surreal.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank yota7
Reviewed 2 December 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank FranzH408
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jamlajatt
Reviewed 10 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gillam203
Reviewed 7 October 2018

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,

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cartagena2019
Reviewed 14 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BostonBostonGirl
Reviewed 10 July 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LMilich
Reviewed 10 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.