Hemis is located in the hilly region of Ladakh in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It can only be reached by road from Leh. Leh does have an airport which connects it to major Indian cities. Here is how to reach Hemis.
Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe Airport, Leh airport the closest international airport.
Nearest railway station is Jammu Tawi Railway Station.
Hemis can be reached by road via Leh by two popular routes - from Srinagar via Kargil on the Srinagar-Leh highway and from Manali via Sarchu and Dharchu on the Manali-Leh highway. Both roads traverse tricky mountain routes and high passes and are at times blocked due to landslides. The routes are only open from June to October. The Srinagar-Leh highway runs close to the border with Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and is often blocked by the army. There are regular bus and taxi services to Leh. Taxis can be extended to Hemis.