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Rongbuk Monastery, Tingri County

Categories: Lookouts, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.3/5 based on 80+ 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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  • So close to Mount Everest. This is a very small monastery. It is a tribute to these dedicated Buddhist Monks and Nuns who live in a very difficult and extreme environment dedicating their lives to fol...  read more »
  • No one would visit Rongbuk had he not as wallpaper par Mount Everest. But this small amuse monastery, with its White stupa which stands out against the blue sky and the Summit of Everest perhaps one of the most photographed of Tibet, into one with devozinali wheels, yaks grazing in its meadows and multicolored Tibetan flags that give color and flavor to the place. If you are booking for the temple you can also sleep at the monastery and avoid uncomfortable night in the tents of yak of base camp. It is not a 5 star hotel and there is no hot water, but it's better than a camp!
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  • Do take time to visit this one if you are at Mt. Everest Base Camp. It's a small monastery that is self-funded from ticket selling (cheap), donation. and stay at guest house opposite. Enjoy while also...  read more »