The monastery was found in 14th century by Sherap Zangmo one of the disciple of Tsongkhapa the founder of the Gelukpa school (yellow sect) of Tibetan Buddhism... Today there are about 150 monks resides in this monastery and practice teachings of Lord Buddha.
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Just a little settlement of people doing everything they can to survive above 5000m. Welcome to Gorakshep, the last sign of civilization (barely) before Everest Base Camp and onward to the top of the world. ...