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Rongbuk Monastery, Tingri County

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One of the highest-altitude temples in the world, Rongbuk Monastery provides lodgings for weary adventurers navigating this inhospitable and extreme landscape. The spare complex features a smattering of stone buildings; observe the monks in their prayers and snap pictures of the spectacular mountain scenery (and the odd yak). Though very basic in amenities, the monastery lies at Everest's base camp, sitting 4,980 m (16,340 ft) above sea level--the only other alternative at this height is a tent. You'll be able to purchase basic rations, use the extremely basic restrooms, and sleep under a roof with four walls around you (some of the rooms have heated mattresses). It's recommended that you bring your own sleeping bag as the bedding isn't very well maintained, and come with your own toilet paper. By using our Tingri County trip builder app , you can arrange your visit to Rongbuk Monastery and other attractions in Tingri County.
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  • Monastery is being renovated at the moment, visits but still possible. From there, you can see Mount Everest again
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  • Located directly at the foot of Mount Everest, there is the small, old and original Rongbuk monastery. There is a small quaint prayer cave in the down can get. It is very quaint and makes this place so special. Further to the front at the guesthouse the Rongbuk was rebuilt monastery. Moreover I can allow me but no judgment.
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  • You have to meet the people living there,,,It's an amazing experience-they are honest and peaceful how their religion says.  more »

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