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Rongbuk Monastery, Tingri County

#14 of 40 in Historic Sites in Tibet
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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  • July 3, 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 .  more »
  • June 30, 2017
    絨 Ka entering into Temple located in the Tibet daily calls from overseas tingri County South of bassoon Xiang ZHU Mu lang 瑪 peak 絨 Gou East of the West side of "Zhuo 瑪" "Tara" Peak, and 90 kilometers from County 駐, 5154 meters above sea level, is the world's highest Temple 廟, so King view absolute good.
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  • June 28, 2017
    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 ...  more »

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