Hemis Monastery is one of the most visited and largest monastic institutions in the 'land of high-passes,' Ladakh. The Hemis Monastery in Ladakh is like an organization that familiarizes you with the teachings and practices of the Mahayoga Tantra School. The magical and thrilling ambiance of the monastery attracts thousands of visitors from all parts of the globe. Therefore, a visit to this monastery would be a highlight of your Ladakh tour. Hemis Monastery also allows you to witness the ancient charm with a spiritual touch that makes it an ideal destination for tourists.
Ranked among the wealthiest monasteries of India, the Hemis monastery in Ladakh boasts vast collections of pre-historic artifacts and relics, namely the statue of Buddha made of copper, stupas made of gold and silver, thangkas (a painting on cotton or silk depicting Buddhist deity) and murals. With Tibetan construction styles, the Hemis monastery is divided into two parts- the assembly hall known as Dukhang and the temple called Tshogkhang.
The monastery's huge courtyard (where all the public events are organized) is also worth a visit. In addition, there is also picturesque Verandah, adorned with colorful wall paintings of Buddhist Kalchakra. Offering a great view from the top of the monastery is the Chomoling, home to several nuns. Every year, the monastery becomes a very popular Hemis Festival venue.
It would be a pleasant experience to visit this monastery during your Ladakh holiday. We provide fully customizable Ladakh tour packages to give you an incredible travel experience in this land of high passes.