Rongbuk Monastery
Rongbuk Monastery
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One of the highest monasteries in the world was built in 1899.
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Captains Travel
Binan City, Philippines43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Wikipedia says this is the highest monastery in the world, but this is wrong. Michael Palin is the source of this myth, even in China. The highest monastery in the world is the Drirapuk Monastery on the Kailash Kora trek in Ngari, northwestern Tibet.
Written 23 February 2020
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Bill K
Chesterfield, MI121 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
As far as monasteries go - not the most exciting but it's nice. They let some photos also, so that is different than most. Now that base camp is located here, this will get a lot of traffic by default.
Written 24 November 2019
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EiweEiwe
Bonn, Germany62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Compared to other monasteries nothing special. But so many famous climbers were here - so a Special Kind of place.
Written 6 October 2019
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RoyStormer
Guangzhou, China341 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 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 small and you will just want to get closer to the mountain anyway.
Written 19 August 2019
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Franz H
Guntrausdorf167 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
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 do so.
Written 2 December 2018
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jamlajatt
Solihull, UK65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
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 tranquillity and harmony underneath. The Head Monk meditated and lived here for 28 years.
Written 1 December 2018
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Gillam203
Peterborough, UK109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
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 meditated.
Written 10 October 2018
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Las Buganvillas
Cartagena, Colombia924 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
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,
Written 7 October 2018
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Keira Mason
Wellesley, MA4,105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
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
Written 14 August 2018
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LMilich
Jakarta196 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
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.
Written 10 July 2018
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