Hemis, Jammu And Kashmir: Hemis is a highland town of the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir State of India. It is located 40 kilometres southeast of the District Headquarters – Leh. Situated at an altitude of about 11,000 feet above sea level, Hemis is positioned at latitude 33º38'-34º11' in the North to longitude 77º00'-77º44' in the East in the world’s highest mountain system – The Himalayas.
Hemis is synonymous with Hemis Monastery. Hemis assumes its identity from its Monastery which is globally famous. The catchment of the lower region of River Zanskar where it merges with River Markha and joins River Indus is majorly occupied by Hemis. The smaller segment on the North comprises the Sumdah Valley which sprawls all over the south-west and joins the Zanskar Valley. Markha Valley and Rumbak Valley occupy the southern region along with a tributary of the River Zanskar and the Rumbak Valley finally joins the Indus Valley towards the East.