Buddhist Monastery in Hemis

Hemis Gompa

This expansive, 17th-century monastery is the spiritual centre of Ladakh’s Drukpa Buddhists. While the rectilinear exterior lacks the vertically stacked perfection of Chemrey or Thiksey, the setting, in a sharp vall…
Buddhist Temple in Hemis

Gotsang Hermitage

Predating Hemis Monastery by several centuries, Gotsang is a roadless, monastic hermitage with two attractive main temple buildings. The site was originally just a wild mountain cave in which Tantric master Gyalwang…
Museum in Hemis

Hemis Museum

This extensive museum has some very precious religious treasures mixed in with spurious tiger skins, swords and a stuffed ‘vulture pup’.