Rongbuk Monastery the highest monastery in the world

Rongbuk Monastery Shigatse Tibet
At an altitude of 5,000 meters, The Rongbuk Monastery is the highest among all the temples in the world. it blends perfectly into the views of the Himalayas and Mount Everest. Sacred place for many pilgrims, It is also one of the best places to admire the imposing Everest.

Sacred Place

Located at the foot of Mount Everest, the valley around the Rongbuk Monastery has served as a place of meditation for over 400 years. Before the monastery was founded in 1902 by the Dalai Lama, caves and huts were built for meditation while monks and hermits came to pray at Mount Qomolongma. Until the Cultural Revolution, 500 monks and nuns lived here and cared for pilgrims in this remote area of the world. Today, although the temple is rebuilt, much less than fifty monks is trying to save this sacred place. These monks perpetuate traditions and continue to organize religious ceremonies which attract many Buddhists from countries and provinces around.

The Highest Monastery in the World

Just at the foot of the highest mountain in the Himalayas, we could be closer to the sky and Buddha. Moreover, in the Tibetan language, Qomolongma, which is the name of Everest, means Mother Goddess of the World. And this monastery also boasts the mural paintings worthy of appreciation.

Some Ecotourism at Rongbuk

Excluded from the rest of the world, the nearest village is 7 or 8 miles from the monastery. There is still much enjoy in Rongbuk, considering that visitors can spend the night in the guest houses, which is arranged by the monks. Discover the monastic life of these religious. Similarly, they a vegetarian restaurant is available to offer a variety of dishes including traditional tea made from Yak butter. Revenues from these activities allow for the restoration of the monastery, which are not finished yet.

Unique Panorama

Nowadays, Mt. Everest has become a popular tourist attraction, and Rongbuk Monastery offer unique panorama of Mt. Everest. Seen from here, Mt. Everest appears like a lofty pyramid surrounded by mountains. The view of the snowy peak of Mount Everest is quite unique, especially at dusk. This unparalleled landscape is well-loved by adventurous travelers.

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