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Rongbuk Monastery

near North Everest Base Camp, Tingri County, China
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When you visit EBC do take an hour out to visit Rongpu Monastery It’s one of these few monastery... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RAJU L
,
Gurgaon
via mobile
Highest monastery in the world

You have to meet the people living there,,,It's an amazing experience-they are honest and peaceful... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Tomasz C
,
Olsztyn, Poland
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One of the highest monasteries in the world was built in 1899.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average23%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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near North Everest Base Camp, Tingri County, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you visit EBC do take an hour out to visit Rongpu Monastery It’s one of these few monastery where male and female monks stay together Spend some time offering prayers and joining the monks in their prayer period. Donot forget taking blessings from the...More

Thank RAJU L
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

You have to meet the people living there,,,It's an amazing experience-they are honest and peaceful how their religion says.

Thank Tomasz C
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

I visited the Rongbuk Monastery while visiting EBC. While being located in a most inspiring place, the monastery is basic and simple, almost barren.

Thank Commited_Traveller
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Rongphu Monastery and at the Geu La passes for some final views of Mt. Everest. Unfortunely they are under construction during when my visit, just to only feel outside view a part of monastery .

Thank belmfgo4
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Rongbuk is a small monastery near Everest Base Camp with a stupa out front & a small courtyard inside the walls. It is worth a short stop on your way down from EBC as it is certainly a historic place in the world.

Thank Patty6-13
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

While at EBC, why not visit the world's highest monastery and come face to face with the monks and nuns here who practice a form of tantric Buddhism which forbids speaking. Very surreal!

Thank rvn85
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

We visited the Rongbuk (Rong pu) Monastery as part of our trip to Everest Base Camp. I found this monastery to be the most intimate of the many we had been to. It is built within striking distance of Mt. Everest, and offering great views....More

Thank bobk924
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

I stayed at the monastery prior to the final stage walk tot eh base camp the next morning at dawn. Although the excitement was building overnight for the sun to rise so I could finish the walk, I still slept well int he old wooden...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Rongbuk Monastery is the highest (5100M) monastery in the world and consists of both a monk and a couple of visiting nuns.  The monk that lives there has done so for 22 years on his own and doesn't speak.  It's a beautiful small monastery that...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

A combined nunnery and monastery 8 km from EBC, offers some charm and an additional sightseeing opportunity apart from Everest itself. While no surprises await for those who have visited a Buddhist monastery before, its a nice stop when you are in the area.

Thank mlahm
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petagall
11 March 2017|
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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.
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