Hemis Gompa (Monastery), 50 km from Leh, was established in 1672 AD by king Senge Namgyal Gyalva.
The popular Hemis Festival, dedicated to Lord Padmasambhava, takes place in the rectangular courtyard.
Belonging to the Dugpa Order, this is the biggest and the wealthiest monastery in Ladakh.
View from the terrace
Hemis Festival Dates
2013 : 18th and 19th June
2014 : 7th and 8th July