The monastery has well preserved stupas made of gold and silver, the copper gilt statue of Lord Buddha and many priceless old Thankas. Not o miss is the tall statue of Guru Padmasambhava, which has been recently installed three years back. The monastery is divided into two parts, the assemble hall on the right and the main temple on the left. The hall known as 'Dukhang' is also used as he changing hall by the Lambas during the celebration of Hemis festival. The temple is known as Tshogkhang. The Varandah contains some of the beautiful wall paintings featuring Buddhist 'wheel of life' (kalchakra) and and the lords of four quarters , besides the prayer wheel. Than there is a nunnery just below the monastery known as Chomoling (abode of nuns).
Hemis Gompa is the venue of famous Hemis festival, celebrated in the commemoration of the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava , the founder of Tantric Buddhism in Tibet. The festival takes place for three days from 9th June to 11th June. During the festival the Lamas and the local people gather at the courtyard of the Hemis Gompa to celebrate the festival. The Lamas wear colorful costumes and perform on the sacred plays called 'Chhams' around the center flagpole, accompanied by the music from cymbals, drums and horns.