Places To Visit In Hemis

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Here are the top 6 tourist attractions to see in Hemis:

1. Hemis National Park

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17 km
from city center
1 out of 6
places to visit in Hemis

At an altitude ranging from 3,300 m to 6,000 m above sea level, this sanctuary is known to be the highest in the world as well as the largest park of South Asia. It is also a habitat to the rare Snow Leopards.

2. Hemis Monastery

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1 km
from city center
2 out of 6
places to visit in Hemis

Hemis Monastery is a Buddhist monastery located 45 kms south of Leh. Built by the Ladakhi king Sengge Namgyal, it is ranked as one of the wealthiest monasteries in India. Hemis Monastery is most visited during the annual Hemis Festival, held every year in early June. The monastery is well-connected with motorable roads.

3. Gotsang Gompa

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1 km
from city center
3 out of 6
places to visit in Hemis

A 45-minute walk away from the world, is a retreat centre above Hemis Gompa is a retreat centre called Gotsang Gompa.

4. Stakna Gompa

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10 km
from city center
4 out of 6
places to visit in Hemis

A small shaky bridge over the Indus, leads one to the Stakna Gompa, on the banks of the river and looking out onto perhaps some of the most panoramic and beautiful views of Hemis.

5. Shang Gompa

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39 km
from city center
5 out of 6
places to visit in Hemis

In midst the snow peaked mountains and wrinkled terrains of Leh and Ladakh, Shang Gompa is a symbol of composure, tranquility, placidity and spending. The chanting of the monks is almost hypnotizing.

6. Shopping in Hemis

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1 km
from city center
6 out of 6
places to visit in Hemis

While at the Hemis Gompa, one might spot the Hemis Museum Shop. Be tempted to go inside and get your hands on the painting, wooden dragon statues, Curios, postcards and much more.

FAQs on Hemis

Can you suggest an itinerary for Hemis?

Day 1 - Reach Hemis, preferably by noon and take some rest. In the evening, you can go to the main markets for a stroll, especially where you can buy precious curios and souvenirs, that you can take home for yourself and your family.
Day 2 - The 2nd day should be the ideal time for starting your trip through Hemis. You should begin ideally with Hemis Gompa, an astounding creation of Buddhist culture, not very far from Hemis Wildlife Sanctuary, a favorite tourist cum wildlife hotspot.
Day 3 - This day can be reserved for a visit to the various Gompas in Hemis, whether Gotsang or Stakna, that is up to your preference

How can I commute within Hemis?

Being a small village, it is mostly travelled on foot. You can even hire taxis on hourly or daily basis.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Hemis?

The top sightseeing places in Hemis are Hemis High Altitude Wildlife Sanctuary, Hemis Monastery, Gotsang Gompa, Stakna Gompa, Shang Gompa, Shopping in Hemis.
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