Hemis Monastery, Hemis

Hemis Monastery, Hemis - Address, Ticket Price

Address: Hemis, India

Ticket Price: 100 INR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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About Hemis Monastery, Hemis

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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Hemis Monastery, Hemis Reviews - Write a Review

  • Visited Hemis monastery recently n was amazed by the serene experience there. The main temple has big statue of Buddha that totally is mesmerizing to look. The place is very peaceful just like other holy places. Must visit .

  • An ancient building at the top of hill...peace and sprituality at every corner... museum having great collection of ancient monuments...You can talk with monks..

  • Monastery is a beautiful and peaceful place with a rich history. The temples and museum are great. I was lucky to attend the festival and really enjoyed the masked dance during it.

  • It's the best monastery i visited in leh. The praying rooms are peaceful, well lit and neat. The art forms drawn on walls and statues are awesome. The museum is also nice.

  • Nice experience. Monks are helpful and accommodating. Very easily accessible from Leh city. Visit in winters/off season if you want to avoid crowds and experience a bitter Himalayan winter. Note - The Hemis festival is supposed to be among the biggest in Ladakh, so if you get a chance, definitely catch that.

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