Hemis monastery, 45 kilometers from Leh and near to the Indus River, is the largest and wealthiest of the Ladakh region's monasteries.
More than half of the endangered snow leopards in the world live in this huge national park, which is between 3,000 and 6,000 meters high
The hill on which the monastery is built resembles the snout of a tiger, hence the sanctuary's name "tiger's nose" (Stakna Gompa).
Shang Gompa offers tranquility in the Himalayas. Despite being 39 kilometers from the city center, the monastery's beauty, monks' singing, and cold mountain air will relax you.
Gotsang Gompa is a sanctuary of introspection and calm where one can find relief from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Most travelers to Ladakh travel there to see Pangong Lake.It is a landlocked (endorheic) lake at 4,350 meters.
Leh airport is the most convenient to Hemis. Regular flights to Leh are available from Delhi, Chandigarh, and Srinagar.