Hemis is a town located 40 km south east of Leh in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. It is known for the Hemis monastery that was established in 1672 AD by king Senge Nampar Gyalva.
Losar, the Tibetan new year is celebrated with grandeur at Hemis for two weeks in December and January. The Hemis festival is looked forward to by several travelers across the country. Apart from that, you must visit the Hemis National Park which is home to the endangered snow leopard. CHECK OUT Photos of Hemis: Beautiful Images of Kashmir’s Enchanting Village in Ladakh
BEST PLACES TO STAY IN HEMIS
Hemis has budget to luxury range of hotels. The Hemis monastery provides overnight stay for travelers. Locals offer homestay facilities. There are a few budget and mid range hotels you could opt from.
BEST PLACES TO EAT IN HEMIS
Hemis provides food to the tourists. There are quite some good restaurants and shacks that provide a wide range of delicacies, Indian Chinese and Tibetan alike.
BEST TIME TO VISIT HEMIS
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Hemis is as given below. The best time to visit Hemis is also specified.