Rongbuk Monastery
Rongbuk Monastery
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One of the highest monasteries in the world was built in 1899.
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Captains Travel
Binan City, Philippines43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Wikipedia says this is the highest monastery in the world, but this is wrong. Michael Palin is the source of this myth, even in China. The highest monastery in the world is the Drirapuk Monastery on the Kailash Kora trek in Ngari, northwestern Tibet.
Written February 23, 2020
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Upali Samarakoon
Everett, WA716 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Visited the monastery ( highest monastery in the world) as part of our Mt. Everest base camp tour in May, 2009. The view of the Mt. Everest from the Monastery is amazing. Our guide told us that we are very fortunate to see the Mt. Everest in clear day as most of the time it is covered with clouds. Monastery was built in 1902 and several monks and nuns live in there at present. There is a newly built hotel located in the close vicinity to monastery. It will take about 3 – 4 hours to drive to monastery and base camp from New Tingri town. You are not allowed to drive your vehicles to the base camp. There is a car park very close to the monastery and mini-buses are available to take you from the car park to the base camp.
Written June 29, 2009
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FBARCH
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
This os the highest building on Earth and has 2 monks & 3 nuns still in residence. It has an amazing Mt Everest backdrop.
See it with a good guide who will explain its significance & lead you to a secret sacred grotto. Worth seeing.
Written September 1, 2014
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PegJohnston
Kemah, TX214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oh, my goodness, if you are near The Everest Base Camp, you've got to go. It was one of my favorite monasteries of the ten we visited in Tibet because the monks and artisans were so friendly. They even allowed us to take pictures inside....I guess they figure if you managed to get all the way here (17000 ft) you de deserve to take a few photos!
Written July 13, 2014
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Indy215
Melbourne, Australia623 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
Founded in 1902, this small & beautiful Nyingma sect monastery is shared by both monks & nuns. It is the highest monastery in the world with the stunning view of Mount Everest as a back drop. It was completed in 1974 but was left to ruin for several years. Since 1983 renovations have been slowly taking place. The monastery contains a large statue of the present Buddha. At the front of the monastery is a large round terraced chorten (stupa) which I understand contains a reliquary (a container of old relics). It has provided a focal point in the past for some of the iconic photographs of the North Face of Everest. It is well worth the visit if you are planning to go up to the Everest Base Camp. The Rongbuk Monastery Guest House is on the other side of the road from the monastery ... it is not physically attached to the monastery.
Written May 6, 2014
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travelbug47london
Mitcham, UK151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Friends
This is not only an excellent vantage point to take photos of Mount Everest but it is also an important stopping point in the journey to the Base Camp. The mixed monastery was the scene last year of a killing of monks and nuns for "incorrect" teaching. Yjere is a wonderful ambience in the modest monastery and the chanting in the Assembly Hall is all the more powerful if you know the background.
Written June 30, 2013
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EiweEiwe
Bonn, Germany60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Compared to other monasteries nothing special. But so many famous climbers were here - so a Special Kind of place.
Written October 6, 2019
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MPBangkok
Bangkok, Thailand316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016
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 helping to support the locals in this remote area.
Written September 20, 2016
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Neto Trevino
Shenzhen, China144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
The highest monastery on Tibet side, just next to Everest Base camp. Amazing landscape and the pictures, just perfect!
Written March 22, 2016
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rudi t
Perth, Australia15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
Our 40 days journey took us to the Mt. Everest Base Camp in Tibet via Lhasa 3600 m. We were fortunate to climatise to the altitude of 5200 m gradually by also visiting Shangri-La prior.. To help future travellers visiting these regions to adjust better to this height here is a simple trick which helped us tremendously. You won't believe it, but by chewing gum every day your ears remain open much easier. The pressure is by far less and you will enjoy the high altitude with more comfort. Try it and let me know your experience.
Rudi
Written January 8, 2016
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