Hemis is a village in Leh district of Jammu-Kashmir. This village is hemmed amid the great Himalayas. Hemis is also spelled as Hamis and is best known as a trekker's haven, Hemis National Park, and Hemis Monastery. Hemis Monastery was established in the late 16th century by King Senge Nampar Gyalva. The followers of Buddhism can be seen meditating and offering their prayers to Lord Buddha at the monastery.
The village of Hemis is located at a height of over 10 feet above the sea level. Due to its location amid the Himalayas, a major portion of its land is a rocky terrain and fed by the glacial lakes that flow down straight from the mountains. Hemis has a cool climate throughout the year because the average temperatures hardly rise above 7°C.
Hemis is a trekker's delight. The adventure buffs from across the country visit the village of Hemis to conquer its rocky hillocks. It is also known for Hemis Monastery, a grandeur that exists there since ages! There's also the Hemis National Park that houses a variety of fauna, especially the endangered species of the Snow Leopard.