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Rongbuk Monastery

The highest monastery in the world, at 4,980 meters, and adjacent to the northern base camp for Everest, Rongbuk Monastery offers simple dorms and shared, squat toilets (outside and one very unclean indoor toilet for cold mornings) for those who have made the trip across the rough terrain from Shegar.

You'll find any other travelers staying in the area enjoying tea or a meal in the friendly restaurant.


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    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

    • Rongbuk Monastery & Everest Base Camp
      Mount Everest from the Rongbuk Monastery, Tibet

      Rongbuk Monastery & Everest Base Camp

      Rongbuk Monastery & Everest Base Camp

      The monastery is a pleasant place to visit but of course the major attraction is the stunning scenery all around, and the view of the world's highest mountain's north face.

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    Everest Base Camp and nearby places