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About Panamik

Panamik is situated at a distance of about 150 kms from Leh, Panamik hamlet is the final frontier village of India in close proximity to the Tibetan region. Panamik is located at an altitude of 3,183 meters above mean sea level, Panamik is famous for a hot spring found here. Located at the outskirts of the village, the waters of this hot spring is medicinal for several skin infections due to the presence of sulphur and other minerals. The Nubra River here offers amazing sites for picnicking. The Panamik to the river bridge at Hargam trek is about 5 miles long and pleasantly amusing.

Just few kilometers from Panamik here starts Siachen Glacier, the highest battlefield in the world where Indian and Pakistani troops have been fighting for years. But in this area there are almost no sign of disagreement. Nubra valley is quiet place, full of flowers and friendly people.


Panamik is a great place to buy Kashmiri carpet, Pashmina shawls and woolen socks. Horticulture products like walnuts,apricots, almonds and apples are also worth a buy. Shops in the market also contain Tibetan and Kashmiri artifacts which make for good souvenirs.

Location and Significance

Panamik is located close to Siachen glacier, the highest battlefield in the world.Panamik is Well-known for its curative hot springs. Panamik is also significant as it is the northernmost part of India where foreigners are allowed.The Panamik hot water spring is positioned at a height of 10442 ft above sea level. The spring water contains high amount of sulphur and it is believed best for curing rheumatism and other illness.

Surrounded by snowcapped mountains, the green valley of Panamik is a sight to watch. The village stands on the banks of Nubra River. The scenic beauty, sulphur springs and the proximity to Siachen glacier make it a must visit destination. Panamik is the last civilian settlement before Siachen base camp (where no civilians are allowed).

Panamik is also well-known for its Pashmina goats and Bactrian camels. Native to the steppes of central Asia, the Bactrian camel has two humps, in contrast to the single-humped camels found in Rajasthan and other parts of India. The Bactrian camels were the main mode of transport when Ladakh was an important stopover on the ancient trade routes with Central Asia. Wool from the Pashmina goats are used to weave the famous Pashmina Shawl.

Panamik is also the base for trek to Ensa Gompa. The 250-year-old Ensa gompa is famous for Buddhist scriptures and murals. The gompa overlooks snowcapped mountains and the Nubra Valley.Despite the fact that Panamik doesn’t have any star hotels or resorts, the village is very popular with honeymooners.


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