Places To Visit In Hemis

5 out of 6 Areas To Visit In Leh Ladakh

Here are the top 8 places to visit in Hemis

1. Pangong Lake

4.4 /5

114 km
from city center
1 out of 8
places to visit in Hemis

At an altitude of 4350m and a five hour drive away from Leh, the Pangong Lake is an endorheic (landlocked) lake. The prime attraction of Ladakh, it changes colours from azure to light blue to green and grey. It became a tourist hotspot owing to the Bollywood movie "3 idiots" that was shot here.

2. Hemis Monastery

3.5 /5

28 km
from city center
2 out of 8
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.

3. Chemrey Monastery

3.2 /5

20 km
from city center
3 out of 8
places to visit in Hemis

Chemrey Monastery is a 400-year-old yet unexplored Buddhist monastery located approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) east of Leh in northern India. It is known for housing a staggering statue of Padmasambhava (almost a storey-high)and a collection of ancient scriptures with the text emboldened in gold letters with the titles in silver.

4. Stakna Gompa, Hemis

3.2 /5

29 km
from city center
4 out of 8
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.

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5. Gotsang Gompa, Hemis

3.2 /5

30 km
from city center
5 out of 8
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.

6. Shang Gompa, Hemis

3.2 /5

71 km
from city center
6 out of 8
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.

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7. Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary

3.5 /5

76 km
from city center
7 out of 8
places to visit in Hemis

The Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary is located at an altitude of about 4000-9000 feet in the Ladakhi Changthang Plateau. The vast range of exotic flora and fauna attribute the sanctuary to be the second-largest nature reserve. It houses the three popular high altitude lakes - Tso Moriri, Pangong Lake and Tso Kar.

8. Hemis National Park

3.3 /5

35 km
from city center
8 out of 8
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.

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