Located 40 kilometers of the southeast of Leh in Ladakh, nestled in between the hills along Indus, lies a small town named Hemis. Covered with calm and serenity and surrounded by picturesque beauty is how Hemis is often visualized. People who come to visit Leh, makes it a point to visit this colorful town. It is not only the scenery that has been able to attract visitors to this place, but many other reasons are responsible for it and they are the Hemis monastery and the Hemis National Park.
A quite spiritual place surrounded by colorful pictures depicting Buddhist iconography is how Hemis monastery is defined. The national park on the other hand, is famous for being the capital of snow leopard. The list doesn’t end here. The park has been the house of many other animals like marmots, deer, red foxes and langurs. Hence, visiting these two tourist sites is surely going to make your trip to stunning village worthwhile.
However, not to forget about the popular colorful festival of Hemis that has been able to attract hundreds of visitors from all over India as well as outside regions. Come in summer and you get to see this festival on the courtyard of Hemis Gompa.
Essential travel information and Hemis tips for your visit
- It is best to visit the place from June to October as the weather remains quite favorable during this time.