Panamik is a beautiful village in Nubra Valley of Jammu & Kashmir. At the frontiers of India before the Tibetan territory this is the last village. Panamik is surrounded by lush green trees and snow clad peaks. This place is most famous for hot water springs. It is located very close to Siachen glacier. Siachen glacier is the highest battlefield in the world. Foreigners are also allowed to visit this place.
What to see in Panamik:
Hot water springs: It is situated at an elevation of 10442ft above the sea level. This is major attraction of this palace. Water in the hot springs consists of high sulphur. It is believed that this water will be used to cure rheumatism and other ailments.
Other attractions of Panamik: Other attractions of Panamik are Pashmina goats and Bactrian Camels. Snow capped mountains surrounding to the village are other major attraction for the natural lovers. Tourists are attracting to this place for Sulphur springs and Scenic Beauty. In the Ladakh region main mode of transportation is Bactrian Camels. Pashmina shawls are most famous in this place. These are made up of wool from Pashmina goats. Trekking is another attraction of this place. It is the base for trek to Ensa Gompa.
Woollen Socks, Pashmina Shawls and Kashmiri Carpet are worth buying at this place. Other worth buying things of this place is almonds, apples, walnuts, apricots.
What to see around Panamik:
Diskit Monastery: It is the oldest and largest Buddhist Monastery in the Nubra Valley. Monastery is the house for more than 100 monks. Monastery consists of Prayer hall. This hall is having several images of fierce guardian deities and a statue of Maitreya Buddha. Other attractions of this place are Lachung Temple and double humped Bactrian camel. It is 350 years old monastery.
Ensa Gompa: From this Gompa visitors can have the spectacular view of Nubra Valley. This gompa is 250 years old gompa. From Panamik Village it will take 6 hours to reach this gompa through trekking. This gompa is famous for scriptures and Buddhist Murals.
Samstemling Gompa: In 1962, this was inaugurated by Dalai Lama. It is located in Sumur village. Major attractions of this gompa are collection of seven shrines, thangkas, murals and Buddhist idols.
Hunder: This is one of the popular Buddhist Monasteries. Major attractions of this place are camel rides, sand dunes, water streams.
Likir Gompa: It is one of the old monasteries in Ladakh district. Major attractions of this gompa are Stupas, thangkas, murals, architecture of 75 feet Buddha statue.
Leh Palace: It is Potala Palace in Lhasa. This is 17th century royal residence. Near to this palace, victory tower was built on Namgyal hill. This was built to symbolise the victory over Balti Kashmir armies in 16th century.
Khardung La: This is the only way to enter into Nubra Valley. Other name of this place is K-Top. In the world, this is one of the highest motorable roads. During the winter season this way will be closed due to heavy snow fall.
Getting to Panamik: Panamik can be reached from Leh by Jeep. Visitors require inner line permit to enter into the Nubra Valley. After Khalsar, one road leads to Diskit and other road leads to Sumur till Panamik. Nearest railway station is located in Jammu. Taxis are available to reach Leh. Nearest airport is located at Leh. Taxis are available to from the airport to reach Diskit. Then visitors can reach to Panamik.
Getting around Panamik: Best way to visit the places in and around Panamik is by own vehicle or by Jeep.
Best time to visit Panamik: As snowfall is heavy in this place, best time to visit this place is between June to August.
Where to stay in Panamik: Very limited options to stay in Panamik. Only few rest houses are available. Visitors cannot think of luxury hotels.
Where to eat in Panamik: In Panamik there are only limited options to eat. There are no spate restaurants at this place. Only rest houses provide meals to the visitors.