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Rongbuk Monastery, Tingri County

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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. By using our Tingri County trip builder app, you can arrange your visit to Rongbuk Monastery and other attractions in Tingri County.
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  • 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.....  more
    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.....  more »
  • As far as monasteries go - not the most exciting but it's nice. They let some photos also, so that is different than most. Now that base camp is located here, this will get a lot of traffic by... 
    As far as monasteries go - not the most exciting but it's nice. They let some photos also, so that is different than most. Now that base camp is located here, this will get a lot of traffic by...  more »
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  • Amazing monastery located just near Everest (Qomolongma) Base Camp. Amazing view & very viberent place.....

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