Hemis Monastery, Ladakh

If you are planning your holiday in Ladakh and thus looking for some splendid cultural tourist attractions of Ladakh and Hemis Monastery would certainly win your heart. Hemis monastery is one of the famous cultural and religious tourist destinations in Ladakh. Hemis monastery is located on the west bank Indus river. Hemis Monastery is located 45 km away from Leh city. Hemis is the largest and very famous monastery in Ladakh was build in 1672 AD under the rule of King Singge Namgyal. Hemis monastery celebrate is an annual festival called Hemis Tsechu appeals to large numbers of tourists across the world. During this colourful day-long festival the native lamas praise the victory of good over bad and carry out dance wearing holy masks.

Tourist Attractions in Hemis Monastery Ladakh

Hemis monastery Ladakh owns superior architecture which appeals to many tourists each year. If you want to pay devotion to the large structure of Guru Rimpoche and Lord Buddha visit Ladakh. There is a museum in Hemis that have a huge collection of Buddhist structure, statues and many ancient articles that demonstrate the existence of rich culture of Ladakh in ancient period. There is Hemis High Altitude Wildlife Sanctuary at the altitude from 3300 m to 6000 m above the sea level. Hemis High Altitude Wildlife Sanctuary is treated as the largest park in the South East Asia and also the highest park in the world. At the Hemis High Altitude Wildlife Sanctuary, there is a probability of spotting rarely seen snow leopard, Ibex, and other wild animals of Ladakh region.

How to Reach Hemis Monastery Ladakh

If you are planning to reach Hemis Monastery and don’t know, then you do not need to bother as Hemis is well linked by road from outer world. There are active bus services run by the J&K government as well as private bus operators. There is no direct plane service to reach Hemis Monastery.

Food to Try at Hemis Monastery Ladakh

There are many different dishes are found in Hemis Monastery Ladakh. Some of the very famous foods at Hemis Monastery are Thukpa a thick soup with vegetables, local bread called Khambir, Pava made of Sattu, Skieu made with mutton, steamed dumplings filled with vegetables meat served with local chili sauce and sandwiches made with apricot jam.

Time to Visit Hemis Monastery in Ladakh

If you are planning to visit Hemis monastery Ladakh then book your tickets in advance for the months of June and July. During June and July the Hemis Monastery Ladakh is beautified by the lamas and two-day annual Hemis festival celebrated. The famous Cham Dance and the public demonstration of age-old Thangkas during the Hemis festival is absolutely a spectacular and enjoyable event to experience. Summer season from April to June is also suitable for tourists to visit Hemis Monastery Ladakh.

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