Panamik Travel Guide

Panamik is a beautiful and scenic village in the Nubra valley. This village is popular for its breathtaking view and the hot springs too. Panamik is considered to be the last destination where tourists can visit in this direction because after this village its the Indo-Tibetan border. Panamik is approximately 150 km from Leh and just about 55 km from Diskit- which is the first village at the beginning of Nubra Valley.

Did you know, there are hot water springs in Ladakh as well. These hot water springs of Panamik not only relax the person who bathes but are enriched with a high amount of Sulphur. A dip in these Sulphur hot springs is believed to cure multiple health ailments including major skin problems. Owing to its health benefits, the Panamik village is visited daily by the people from neighboring villages and it remains on the must-visit list of travelers too.

Apart from the hot water treatment; the snow-clad peaks and lush green valley make the visit to Panamik truly amazing. As the region lies on the Indo-Tibetan border approximately 10,442 ft above sea level; it serves as a base for the trek to Ensa Monastery, one of the famous places having Buddhist murals. The village of Panamik is also famous for its Kashmiri and Tibetan artifacts. Kashmiri carpet, Pashmina shawls, and Woolen socks are some of the most shopped items in the markets of Panamik.

Highlights of Panamik Village

Being such a mesmerizing and interesting place, a lot of people visit here every year. If you wish to enjoy all the amazing places that are available here, you need to include the given below things. These are truly the highlights of the village.

  • Shopping at local shops

Do not expect huge marketplaces in Panamik but don’t get disheartened because there are a few artistry shops. Here you can find multiple things from Pashmina Shawls to Kashmiri Carpets. There are multiple other things too that can be shopped from the village. The artisans here are creative and crafty, and you can see all that expertise in their work. 

  • Hot water springs

If you head towards the outskirts of the village of Panamik, you would find several hot water springs. This is not the only place you are going to find it but it is one of the places including West Bengal, Uttarakhand, and many others. The cozy warm feeling and medicinal value of the hot water spring make it a top-notch attraction for visitors. 

  • Ensa Monastery

There is another attraction in Ladakh that a lot of people do not skip from visiting, and that’s the Ensa Monastery. This is a 250-years old Gompa that is adorned with a lot of beautiful murals. However, you can only trek to this monastery and this is an easy but long trek. It takes 4 hours to complete the entire trek.

Best Time to Visit Jispa

The Panamik village can be easily accessed via the Khardung La pass and the best time to visit here is between June and September which is the time when most people take a trip to Panamik village in the Nubra valley.

How to Reach Jispa

To reach Panamik, you will have to cross Khardung La Pass and then head to Nubra Valley. From Khalsar, head towards Sumur, and this road will lead you to the Panamik.

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