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Rongbuk Monastery, Tingri County
(3.4/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Rongbuk Monastery and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tingri County attractions using our Tingri County vacation planner.
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  • I achieved one of my childhood dreams to watch the Tibetan demon dance. It was even more entertaining for the hundreds of locals who scrambled for every bit of space on the roof and the dirt floors ne...  more »
  • This was a monastery. Don't forget it. The rooms are small and cramped but you aren't here for the rooms. The food is basic but warm. But you aren't here for the food. You are here for the access to E...  more »
  • There has been a monastery on this site for hundreds of years. It is humbling to think of the dedication it takes to live in such a harsh isolated location. Enjoy the views, and reflect on the lives o...  more »