Esteemed as the largest Buddhist monasteries in the entire of Ladakh Valley, Hemis Monastery is truly one of the best wonders offered by any of the Leh Ladakh tour packages! Located around 45km from the centre of Leh, this pious monastery was built in 1630 and it belongs to the Brokpa sect of Buddhism.
Be it the architectural grandeurs or the sanctity that exists in Hemis Monastery; visitors enjoys everything about this religious enclave. If you are planning for a Leh Ladakh tour, plan it in such a way that you get to visit the Hemis Monastery during the months of June-July. During this period, the monastery hosts the great Hemis Festival to celebrate the birth of Lord Padmasambhava. Festivity begins with traditional ritual that includes beating of drums and cymbals followed by the ‘Mask Dance’ performed by the monks.