Hemis Tourism & Travel Guide

Hemis Gompa, the largest monastery of Ladakh is the site of the famous annual festival Hemis which commemorates the birth of Guru Padamasambhava....

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We will check–in to the Guest House in Leh by late evening Day 5 - Hemis Festival (Leh) One of the biggest and most famous festivals of Ladakh opens today at Hemis Monastery – watch Cham dances, night stay in Leh....

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Hemis monastery Museum is 47 kms from Leh, looked intriguing from outside among the mountains. This monastery has two temple of Lord Buddha & Padmasambhava a prayer room for the lamas. The monastery also has a museum and a shop which has Tibetan style stuff at reasonable prices.Thisky Monastery : It was mesmerizing monastery where almost 2 floor big Beautiful statue of lord Buddha. From Where we Bought some Ayurvedic Medicines.Rancho’s School: Here we came at the place of our favorite Bollywood movie 3 idiots’ Shooting has done. Earlier the name of the School was Druk padma Karpo but after this Movie name was Rancho’s School. There is beautiful café with the pictures of 3 idiots .Here we End our trip with Heavy heart. we packed our bags and said goodbye to this lovely places. Its lavish trip. I wish to visit this place again & again to capture its beauty in my eyes.
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Ladakh Region, Hemis
The largest national park of India, Hemis National Park, gets its name from the 400-year-old Hemis Monastery, which is situated inside the park. The monastery, and area around it, are mentioned in texts documenting the passage of the Silk Route. The few people who live inside the park are Buddhists who have been calling the place home for centuries.The Hemis National Park has the highest density of Snow Leopards in the world. People from around the world spend weeks, months and even years for a sight of the 'Ghost Cat'. The national park is home to several other endangered animals, such as the Ladakhi Urial, Asiatic Ibex, Tibetan wolf, Eurasian Brown Bear and the Red Fox.
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About Hemis

Hemis is a village in Ladakh that is built around the famous Hemis Monastery, which is said to be built in the 11th century by Kinf Snege Nampar Gyalva. The village is primarily visited by travellers during the time of the Hemis Festival, when the monastery is decorated with colourful masks and motifs. The Hemis Festival takes place in the first week of July to celebrate the teachings of Lord Padmasambhava and is frequented by travellers from all over the world.Where to eat: There are very few tea-stalls and dhabas in the area. The Hemis Cafe, is the only proper restaurant in Hemis, which is also on the outskirts of the main village.Where to stay: The Hemis Monastery provides rooms and stay options to travellers.How to reach: You can reach Hemis via Leh from Srinagar on the Srinagar-Leh Highway or all the way from Manali going through Sarchu and Dharchu. Leh Airport is the closest airport to Hemis.

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