Hemis Monastery

Currently Open [Closes at 01:00 pm]
  • Address: Hemis, India
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 100 INR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Outdoors, View Point, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Monastery , Festival

Hemis Monastery - Review

Located 45 kilometers away from Leh at the foothills of Indus, lies the largest monastery of Ladakh district, named Hemis Monastery. Hiking to the monastery is a thrilling experience with the picturesque surrounding, making the journey memorable. Legend says, this monastery is the richest monastic institute in the whole India. With its heritage collection like copper statues of Buddha, gold and silver stupas, sacred thankas and many other precious objects, makes this monastery wealthiest among the other existing monasteries of India. According to the history, the monastery belongs to the Drukpa lineage or the Dragon Order of Mahayan Buddhism. Its beauty doesn’t end here. The famous Hemis festival that is held in summer at the courtyard of this monastery is also responsible of bringing hundreds of tourists from all over India.

Once you are done with seeing the monastery, move upward to see the sacred hermitage founded by Gyalwa Kotsang. Within the cave, you can see footprints and hand prints of Gyalwa Kotsang on the rocks.

Hemis Monastery Information

  • Go for overnight stay to see early the morning prayer offered to the god.
  • Wear comfortable shoes as you need to walk a lot.

How To reach Hemis Monastery by Public Transport

  • On foot

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TripHobo Highlights for Hemis Monastery

  • Hemis Monastery Address: Hemis, India
  • Hemis Monastery Timing: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Hemis Monastery Price: 100 INR
  • Best time to visit Hemis Monastery(preferred time): 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Hemis Monastery: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Hemis Monastery

  • 95% of people who visit Hemis include Hemis Monastery in their plan

  • 86.83% of people start their Hemis Monastery visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Hemis Monastery

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

94.01% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hemis Monastery

People normally club together Thiksey Monastery and Hemis Monastery while planning their visit to Hemis Monastery.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Hemis Monastery, Hemis Reviews

  • Beautiful monastery. On a trip to Ladakh monastery is a must visit place. It's a complete different experience. Each monastery holds in itself a different charm.

  • Great walking trail to the set of gompas further up in the mountains, came back by late afternoon to a really peaceful walk around the main monastery area. Compound is clean and there are trashcans available easily for tourists.

  • It's a great religious place. Magnificent and very lively monastery. Must visit for those visiting Ladakh

  • A peaceful place and beautifully located. Specially the view of Budhdha idol is very good from downstairs. A huge hall is there, kind of museum, collection of Leh heritage, in basement. If anyone is interested in such things, it's a treat for them.

  • one of the oldest monastery... situated at a peaceful place fat away from the city... good location and also here we can find a good knowledge about the history of buddhism in ladakh..

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