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

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

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see 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

  • It's a very beautiful and serene place. Travelers from everywhere come here to meditate and feel the power of silence and prayers. Very well built, ancient monastery. The journey from inside the national park in also worth it. Must visit. takes about 3 hours to see the entire campus that also houses a museum.

  • Nice place to visit. Don't miss the opportunity to know about the history, tradition and culture which can be seen at the hemis museum. Take your launch or breakfast below the road to monastery as the price is too high at the restaurant beside the monastery.

  • The largest in the area with a beautiful museum to know more about the culture, history. Not a must visit if you're in Ladakh for ~3 days. Must visit if you're there for 3+ days.

  • World's most peaceful place. Inner peace

  • Don't just pass it by, stay a night if you can. Get up early enough to watch the morning prayers and you'll be pleasantly surprised

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