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The haven of snow leopard
Named after the famous monastery Hemis Gompa. The national park is spread over an area of 3.350 sq km in the eastern Ladakh region of Jammu Kasmir. The park is know as the snow leopard capital of India, 3,300 m to 6,000 m) and hosts a remarkable variety of wildlife e.g. the four species of wild sheep and goats

Four entry points to the park are Martselang (45 km from Leh). Chilling (60 km from Leh). Stok (13 km from) Leh) and Zingchan (225 km from Leh).

This national park offers the tourists an abundant treasure of natural beauty with mountains of various shapes and sizes, mixed with vast flatlands and deserts.
The park is open through the year, mid –June to mid-October is good time for trekking. But for wildlife viewing, winter is the best time.

The Indus river flows near the park, Hemis is catchment area for markha. Sumdah and Rumbak. This cold desert is rocky and the thin soil-cover supports a poor vegetative growth.

Please do obtain a permit from the wildlife Warden’s office or at the park check-post before entering the park.

   How to Reach


Airport – Leh (35 km)
Railhead-Jammu (725 km)
Road – Connected with motorable road. (Srinagar-Zoji - la, Pass - Drass - Kargil - Mukber - Namika-la Pass - fotu - la Pass - Keylang-Baralacha-la-Lachlung-la-Taglang-la-Rumtse - Upshi - Karu - Stak - Stakna - Thikse - Choglamsar - Leh).
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