Rongbuk Monastery

Rongbuk Monastery, It is one of the highest temples in the world. It has an altitude of about 5150m, situated on the north side of Mount Everest. The Rongbuk Monastery is lies at the northern foot of Mt. Everest at height of 5000 m (16, 404.2 ft.) from a sea level.

The monastery was built by a Nyingmapa Lama in 1902. The area of Rongbuk Monastery was used by monks and hermits for meditation for over 400 years. It is the highest monastery in the world because it is 5000 m above from sea level. It is a monastery of the Nyingma sect of Buddhism. Rongbuk Monastery now houses for about thirty monks and nuns, but in the ancient time it was house for 500 monks. Hermitage meditation caves dot the cliffs around the monastery & many stones carved with prayers and sacred symbols line the paths to them.

From Rongbuk Monastery we can get view of Mt.Everest it just look like lofty pyramid surrounded by mountains that touch the sky. Endowing the ideal location, Rongbuk Monastery itself is also worth visit. Only several buildings remain, Rongbuk is simply and has a sense of untouched beauty not only for its peacefulness, but also the experienced history as a temple to witness the first person conquer the Mount Everest. Acted as a rest site for climbers once upon a time, now it also does a favor for tourists to visit around before get to Everest Base Camp.

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