Hemis Highaltitude National Park is situated the eastern Ladakh region of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India. 35 kms from Leh. This 600 sq.km. area is home to some of the most exotic and rare floral and faunal species. The wild yak is to be found only here. Other animals, Blue sheep, Bharal, Docile marmost and mouse here. Black necked crane bar-headed geese, Ducks and several other water birds breed near the lakes in thousands.