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Rongbuk Monastery

 Shigatse Attractions

Rongpuk monastery, located at the Mt. Everset, is the highest monastery in the world, the elevation here is about 5200 m, almost the same height as the base camp of Mt. Everest.

Rongbhuk monastery was built in 1899 by a Ningma- pa lama, once the number of lamas reached 500, but now only about 50 there, a strange phenomenon is that Lamas are living togethere with the nuns, some of them are from Nepal and Si king.

Although it is small, it holds good influence over pilgrims, several monasteries in Nepal are affiliated to it. Rongbhuk monastery is the best position for watching and taking photoes of Mt. Everest.

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