Hiking The Hemis National Park

The 33rd most popular hiking trail in India.

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Southeast of Leh, the Hemis National Park is known for hiking and trekking in the India state of Jammu And Kashmir. It is a 141 square kilometer national park known for himalayan black bears and leopards. The park is known for its high altitude from 3,500m to 6,390m. The park is mostly rocky and sparsely covered. The park has been earmarked as one of the snow leopard reserves under a central government project to conserve the species, its prey population, and fragile mountain habitat.

To reach Hemis National Park by air, use the airport in Leh which is connected to Delhi and Srinagar.

To reach Hemis National Park by train, use the rail station in Jammu. The Jammu Kashmir Road Transport Corporation operates buses between Srinagar and Leh.

Overall, Hemis National Park is the 33rd most popular hiking trail of all 42 hikes in India.


Local Contact(s):  India Ministry of Environment & Forests +91(0)11-24361669; India Ministry of Tourism +91(0)11-23711995.

Recommended Book:  "Rough Guide To India" from Rough Guide

Recommended Map:  "Waterproof India Map" from ITMB

Best Season:  Sep. - Mar.

Reference Source:  click here http://www.moef.nic.in/

GPS:  33.43, 77.38

Date Published:  1/1/2016

Date Updated:  8/16/2016

ID:  21591


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