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Rongbuk Monastery

Rongbuk Monastery Travel Guide

Brief Introduvrion
Built in 1899, the Rongbuk Monastery was founded by Ngawang Tenzin Norbu, a lama of Nyingma Sect. It is the highest monastery in the world in terms of altitude.
Rongbuk Monastery is located at the end of the Rongbuk Glacier, the north of Mt.Everest at an altitude of 5,154m, which is 20 km away from the summit of the Mt. The monastery is divided into two parts: the new and the old. The old part is 3 km to the south of the new which is rather close to the Mt. Everest. In the old monastery, there is Padmasambhava's meditation cave, and stone with his handprint and footprint as well as a stone pagoda. The new part was completed in 1902. once in the history, the Rongbuk Mnastery was quite large in scale whit more than ten affiliated monasteries, some of which are even in Nepal. Hoever, some had been destroyed somehow for historical reasons. Today, there are eight affiliated monasteries of Rongbuk including a nunnery. Due to the favorable distance to the Mt. Everest, the Rongbuk Monastery is regarded as the base camp for the mountaineers who climb the Everest peak from its north slope. Looking southward from here, travelers may find out that it is the best spot of enjoying scenery or taking a picture of the Mt. Everest.

Traffic:

Rongbu Monastery lies within Tingri County in Shigatse prefecture, just 40 km away from Mount Qomolangma.You can take a regular bus or hire a car to go there.

DCT Tips:

Recommended time for a visit: two hours.
Looking southward from the monastery, travelers may find out that it is the best
spot of enjoying scenery or taking a picture of the Mt. Everest.

Rongbuk Monastery, Shigatse Travel Guide
The best spot of enjoying scenery or taking a picture of the Mt. Everest.

Rongbuk Monastery, Shigatse Travel Guide

The best spot of enjoying scenery or taking a picture of the Mt. Everest.

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