Tucked into the hillside of the Mount Everest Base Camp in Tibet, the Rongbuk Monastery offers travelers incredible views of not only of the world’s most famous mountain, but also the breathtaking scenery that surrounds it.
Visitors venturing into high altitude will likely have to catch their breath as they climb rocky steps and wander the monastery’s peaceful grounds. Its unique location makes it the highest monastery in the world, and epic mountain landscapes prove the perfect backdrop for colorful prayer flags flapping in cold winds.
Travelers can stop en route to Mount Everest Base Camp or stay the night in quiet rooms perfect for evening reflection. No heat, no electricity and no modern amenities means a monk-like experience, and visitors agree there’s nothing more incredible than waking up to pristine views of the world’s most iconic snow-capped mountain.
Rongbuk Monastery is located on the north side of Mount Everest at the end of the Dzakar Chu Valley. It’s about a three-hour drive from the Friendship Highway coming from Old Tingri or Shelkar.