Hemis Monastery

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  • Address: Hemis, India
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  • Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 100 INR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Outdoors, View Point, Family And Kids, Monastery , Festival

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 Travel Tips

  • 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

  • On foot

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

  • 95% of people start their Hemis Monastery visit around 09 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Hemis Monastery

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

Hemis Monastery Reviews & Ratings

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  • Beautiful scenery....Interiors are great... Feels so serene and nice.. Must recommended for quality peace time

  • The biggest Monastery of leh perhaps. Also, when you approach the place it looks small but as you reach there you would notice it's big and beautifully built

  • It's one of the oldest monastery. It's very beautiful place to visit. There you can see little monks studying Buddhism . There is Hemis museum as well where you get insight of whole Buddhism and Ladhakhi culture.

  • Nice place where you can sit and meditate. This place is also having meditation center

  • One of the richest and oldest monasteries of Asia. The museum has a very grand description of ladhak and Buddhist culture and traditions.

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