Hemis National Park , Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir , India

Named after the famed monastery Hemis Gompa, the national park spread out nearly 600 sq. Km, is arranged at Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir. The park renowned as the Snow leopard capital of India located at an altitude of 3300 to 6000 meters, and is the home of various wildlife. Hemis was recognized as national park on 4th February 1981. This national park offers the travelers an enormous treasure and magnificent beauty of nature with mountains of different shapes and sizes, blended with unfathomable plain lands, desert and flanked by the quick streaming river Indus. 

Hemis possesses a great part of the catchments of the lower Zanskar River, from its confluence with the Markha river to its meeting with the Indus. The more little northern area comprises of Sumdah Valley which runs south-east until it comes to Zanskar Valley. In the southern division is the wonderful Markha Valley, another tributary of the Zanskar Valley and the Rumbak Valley which runs towards east into the Indus Valley.

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