7 Reasons Why Tourist Love Hemis National Park @ Jammu and Kashmir Tourism

Hemis National Park Tour

Hemis National Park is also known as Hemis High Altitude National Park. It remains on the banks of the Indus River and located at 3300 – 6000 m above sea level. The name derived from the Hemis monastery Ladakh, which is a  famous Buddhist Monastery.

Area- 4400 km2
Established In –1981
Location – Jammu and Kashmir
  • Till 1988 this park is span over 3350 square kilometers and later in 1990 it expended over 4400 sq km. This national park is the home for snow leopard.

  • Hemis is South Asia’s second largest park. It is  India’s second largest contiguous protected area whose name is taken after Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve.

Wildlife of Hemis National Park

Hemis is the home of many endangered animals, here you can see 200+ snow leopardwhich is only hosted in this conservation area. The can seen commonly in Rumbak valley. The other animals in this national park are-
  • Eurasian brown bear (Now in endangered category in India)
  • Tibetan wolf
  • Red fox

Hemis hosts more than 70 species of birds and  15 species of mammals which includes mountain weasel, Himalayan mouse, Himalayan marmot and mountain weasel. The beautiful atmosphere makes this place friendly for many birds. 

The bird watcher have the opportunity to watch robin accentor, fork-tailed swift, Tibetan snowfinch and Himalayan snowcock.

Tourist Activities to Enjoy in Hemis

This place is surrounded by natural beauty and every nature lover wants to come here.

1. Trekking
2. Camping
3. Hemis Festival
Best Time to visit Hemis National Park

The best time for camping  is between June to October. In late winters you can see snow leopard visiting frequently in the protected area.

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