Hemis Monastery, Hemis

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  • 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
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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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Things to Know Before Visiting Hemis Monastery

  • 47.97% of people who visit Hemis include Hemis Monastery in their plan

  • 92.31% of people start their Hemis Monastery visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Hemis Monastery

Monday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hemis Monastery

People normally club together Shanti Stupa and Thiksey 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

Hemis Monastery, Hemis Reviews

  • Hemis no Doubt one the greatest , beautiful , spectualar monastery situated completely in remote location . The temples are one of the best way to experience the form of monks worshipping and prayers try communicating and asking questions to someone who belong there . I especially liked and influenced by the second buddha Shri Mahapadmasambhava who introduced the Tantra Vidya in Baudha meditation forms . The walls of each and every temple is painted by thousand buddhas and two thousand among them are five different forms of buddha with each of their manifestations [avatars] , Shri Mahapadmasambhava himself has four manifestations . Theres a lot and lots of things and ways to learn here and the teachings of buddha are no doubt very deep and sounded , this is whole foundation of Hemis Monastery , and the reason why its located at such hilly region is may be because they practice meditation in peak early morning hours from 04:00 AM , can say its kind of isolated from main road and distance is more than 5 kms

  • Hemis is situated 48 kilometres from the capital at Leh on the opposite side of the Singge Tsangpo River Indus It is the largest and most famous of all monasteries in Ladakh and was founded about 350 years ago by Stagsang Raschen who was invited to Ladakh by king Singge Namgyal.

  • 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 .

  • Peaceful and beautiful place

  • 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..

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