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Hemis Monastery

Travel Information about Hemis Monastery

Area: 4,400 km²

State: Jammu and Kashmir

District: Leh District

Famous For: God Lovers, Nature Lovers

Entry Fee: Rs. 100 per person

Visiting Time: 8 am-1pm & 2-6 pm

Duration of Visit: around 2-3 hrs

Founder: Sengge Namgyal

Hemis Monastery Travel Guide

If you are planning tour to Leh Ladakh as well as hence seeking some remarkable sightseeing attractions then visit Hemis monastery famous and unique tourist place in Ladakh. The Hemis monastery is located at 45 kilometers from the main Leh town. This is the biggest along with a most favored abbey in Ladakh was created in (1672 AD) under the regime of King Singge Namgyal. Hemis abbey host a yearly event called Hemis Tsechu brings in a lot of vacationer from all over the world. Throughout this vibrant festival day the local people monks elevate the success of good over negative and perform dance wearing holy masks that’s lovely to see and lifetime memory.

Festival Dates 2019 and 2020

  • Festival 2018 Date: June 23 – 24
  • Festival 2019 Date: July 11 – 12 July
  • Festival 2020 Date: June 30 – 1 July
Structure of the monastery

The largest abbey in the region has an amazing style and also the building is rather considerable. There are a great deal of huge statuaries as well as stupas ornamented with rocks as well as likewise the remarkable collection of thanks. The collection of thanks is believed to be the largest as well as it would be shown to the public as soon as in 11 years.

What to see in Hemis
  • A copper opulent statuary of Lord Buddha is nestled within the abbey. Numerous historic other stupas that are claimed to be made of precious metal like gold and silver can also be seen right here.
  • A huge sculpture of Guru Rimpoche is also quite fascinating to witness.
  • The abbey additionally has a gallery within its facilities. Many historic as well as religious paintings (Thangkas), carriers, and tools are shown in the gallery.
Nearby attractions
  • A spiritual hermitage is to be found some 3 kilometers means from the monastery. The hermitage is established by the excellent Gyalwa Kotsang whose impacts and also handprints can be located on the rock within the hermitage.
  • Another neighboring popular sightseeing places to the abbey is Hemis National Park where snow leopards and also uncommon pets dwell in their natural environment.
Tips for Visiting Hemis Monastery
  • Photography is permitted, so click attractive pictures for your keepsake.
  • Despite the fact that you can reach the monastery by bus/car, there is no alongside a bike ride in this area.
  • Don't miss out on the tasty butter tea offered at the restaurants beyond the monastery.
  • Footwear is not permitted inside the monastery.
  • If you are staying the Monastery, do not the miss the stunning early morning prayers.

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