In the Indian state of Ladakh, Hemis National Park is a high-altitude national park. It is believed to have the highest density of them in any protected area globally, globally famous for its snow leopards. After the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve and surrounding protected areas, it is the largest notified protected area in India (largest National Park), the second largest contiguous protected area, and the only national park in India that is north of the Himalayas. To a number of species of endangered mammals, the park is home, including the snow leopard. Inside the Palearctic realm, outside the Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary northeast of Hemis, Hemis National Park is India’s protected area and the proposed Tso Lhamo Cold Desert Conservation Area in North Sikkim.