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Rongbuk Monastery Guesthouse

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 22 April 2017

All the previous reviews have said it all - cold, uncomfortable, noisy, no running water and sleeping with strangers! Having said all that - it was truly an experience! Tips for getting through it all - insist on an electric mattress pad, bring wet wipes, head-lamp torches, a small night light helped, dress warmly and wander outside in the early...

Thank Wil C
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I would agree with the other traveller who mentioned that it is difficult to rate. This is the only available option closest to the Everest Base camp during our stay as tents are no longer available due to the cold season. It was -15c at night, altitude at abut 5000m with only heated mattress and thick layers of quilt (not...

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel as part of a tour to visit EBC. The hotel is really simple we shared a room with 4 beds. They provided tons of covers however the location itself it is very cold specially in the end of December. There is electricity and our guide provided us with heated blankets which has saved our lives....

1Thank Pontinha2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The Rongbuk Hotel is located directly across the street from the Rongbuk Monastery. It is a low stone building surrounding a drive in central courtyard, the hotel is located 4km from the tented camp (seasonal) and 8km from E.B.C. It is the (only, especially in winter) place to stay when visiting EBC given its location to the mountain, views, proximity...

1Thank mlahm
Reviewed 17 November 2016

As in my title, this guesthouse is difficult to review. On one hand it is a totally unique situation. A stay here offers the opportunity to observe the sun set on Everest and then watch sunrise. When my wife and I wandered out of the room at 5:00 AM because we could no longer stand to remain there, we were...

1Thank InTheMomentManhattan
Reviewed 17 November 2016

My husband and I stayed for one night in late October..... Pros Wake up to a Mount Everest Sunrise Beds have Electric Blankets and heavy blankets that keep you warm....bring a sleeping bag though as I don't know how much they are washed.... Food is ok Cons Bathrooms if you can call them that are a disaster......you have to see...

1Thank sswm
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We spent one night here in a twin room which had heating pads on the bed and two duvets each. Bring a sleeping bag and lots of base layers as its freezing at night. No radiators so the air is very cold in the room, try to sleep with your mouth covered so you dont breath in the cold air...

1Thank Italian_kilt
San Diego
Reviewed 6 November 2016

There's no way I can rank this higher than one star, even though we didn't regret staying here. While some of the rooms are larger, ours was only big enough to accommodate two twin beds with maybe a two feet of space at the end of them to walk in. (We were glad we left our carry-on suitcases in the...

1Thank SleeplessinSD
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Compare with those tent located at the Base Camp, here is excellent. Guest room is good. Twin beds with 2 comforters and one extra electric blanket. It's really warm enough at mid-night. If the weather is good, you can easy to take photo when sunset and sunrise at Mt. Everest and the milky way.... It's beautiful. We have dinner and...

1Thank michelle700115
Reviewed 1 October 2016

As others have said , its location location location that provides the winner here. Accomodation itself is basic, restaurant food is good but smoking allowed in restaurant ( almost a requirement ) and combined with the smoky stove can lead to a high level of discomfort/coughing fits. Use your own sleeping bag if you can. The toilets are..... deplorable and...

1Thank UKperson

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Address: Rongbuk Monastery, Tingri County, China
Region: China > Tibet > Tingri County
Also Known As:
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Rongbuk Monastery Guesthouse Tingri County, Tibet, China
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“There are no good rooms - they are all the same!”
  • Early morning view from the courtyard
  • Basic room with five beds
619wilc, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Nothing will help”
InTheMomentManhattan, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms farthest away from the toilets have the heating pads.”
  • The men's toilet (hole in ground.)
  • This is a room with electric heating pad.
iSkylark, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“You're lucky to get a room!”
  • My Bed Near the Window.
  • View of Mt. Everest form th eBack of th eBuilding.
TRAVELdglobenow, 29 Apr 2015 | Read review
“If you are like me and frequent the bathroom at night, try and get a room close to the only bathroom in the entire lodge. It is a very basic washroom and come with any and all toiletries you require including toilet roll.”
Samdave69, 22 Oct 2014 | Read review
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