Panamik Nubra

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About Panamik in Nubra Valley, Ladakh

If you love exploring hot water springs, you will like Panamik. Located about 150 kilometers from Leh, in close proximity to Nubra Valley, it is a small sleepy village situated at an altitude of 10,442 feet above sea level. Panamik is also the final frontier village of India close to the Indo-Tibetan border.

Sightseeing attractions & things to do in Panamik

  • Hot water springs: The top tourist attraction in Panamik is the hot springs. While there are other famous hot water springs across the country, for example, Bakreshwar in West Bengal & Manikaran, this is the only “hot springs village” in India. The hot spring water in Panamik contains high amounts of sulfur, and is believed to possess a lot of medicinal properties. A lot of tourists, and locals, take a dip in the water, despite its being quite hot, as it is said to cure skin diseases & rheumatism.
  • Ensa Monastery Another famous sightseeing place in Panamik is the Ensa Monastery, a 250 year old Gompa which is adorned with beautiful Buddhist murals. However, the trek to the monastery is a long one, taking almost 4 hours.
  • Shopping : While visiting Panamik Village, you should not miss out on the shopping experience. Kashmiri & Tibetan artefacts, Pashmina shawls, Kashmiri shawls & woollen socks are some of the things that you can buy. Apples, almonds & walnuts are also extremely famous here.

How to Reach?

The Panamik village can be reached via the Khardung La pass and consequently this pass can be used only during the summers. You can hire a rented cab from Leh and other major places in Ladakh.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are there any accommodation options in Panamik?

Although there are no hotels, there are homestays and rest houses where you can stay.

Q. What is the best time to visit Panamik?

June to September is the best time to visit Panamik.

Q. What is the best way to reach Panamik?

You can reach Panamik village via the Khardung La Pass by hiring a taxi or any other rented vehicle from Leh.

Q. Do I need a permit to visit Panamik?

Yes, a traveller’s permit is required to visit Panamik, which can be obtained from the District Magistrate’s Office.

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