Hemis Monastery, Hemis

Visit Hemis Monastery, the biggest monastery of Ladakh, situated on a green hill and surrounded by mountains. Built in 1630, the monastery is richly endowed and decorated on all the sides by prayer flags dedicated to Lord Buddha. Observe the annual Hemis festival dedicated to the dancing reincarnate of Buddha, Lord Padmasambhava, whose mission is to improve the spiritual condition of all living beings. See the painted and decorated white walls of the main building. The monastery hosts the guardian deities and the Wheel of Life, as well as an important library of Tibetan style books. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Hemis fast, fun, and easy.
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  • I did your way by car from Leh to Hemis and the scenery is definitely surreal and runs along the Valley created by the River Indus which divides the Karakoram Himalayas. The monastery is wonderful and especially out of season happen to visit him in solitude, beautiful ceremonies such as the frescoes and the colors. A place of tranquillity.
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  • This is the richest monastery in Leh with about 300 monks living here. They have branches around India as well. The monastery is completely hidden from the main Leh highway, and suddenly appeared as w...  more »
  • This time the main prayer hall was under construction, so only the side hall was able to visit. Still worth to see as it is a huge complex of buddhist prayer rooms. Also see the surroundings there whi...  more »
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  • It is at little high place which accessible through roads. Not so much stairs to walk. Easy to visit. Nice place. Main monestery is at upper side after the new big structure. Museum is nice.
  • It is Large. Photos are not allowed inside the three temples. One must climb from the carpark to reach the Monastery-Not easy for Seniors. Has an excellent Museum but expensive. Gives a very good view of the area from the top. Has a restaurant.
  • Very peaceful area and the main hall has a lot of history and loads of information. We were lucky enough to witness a snowfall when we went here. Nice experience overall.
  • Gud one to visit.........riches and biggest monastery.......Lama's are also trained here
  • The best among all the monastry featuring a proper museum(paid).

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