Panamic Hot Spring Overview

Panamik Hot Springs is located in the Panamik Village of the Nubra Valley region at an altitude of around 10,000 feet above sea level. The rich amount of sulphur makes the water hot in the springs and this site is famous for its medicinal and therapeutic properties. While there are other hot springs in India such as Manikraran and Bakreswar, Panamik Hot Springs stand out because of its surrounding landscapes. It is also the one and only hot water spring village in the country.

The spring is known to cure ailments like skin diseases and rheumatism among many other illnesses. That is why even the locals take a dip in the hot springs from time to time. The journey to Panamik village itself is an adventure, as it takes you through breathtaking landscapes, including stark desert terrain and picturesque valleys.

Travelers must include this serene spot in their Leh Ladakh holiday packages and get a chance to relax and rejuvenate, enjoying the soothing warm waters while surrounded by stunning mountain vistas.The hot springs offer a peaceful retreat for travellers looking to unwind and rejuvenate after exploring the rugged beauty of Ladakh.


• Take a dip in the therapeutic Panamik Hot Water Springs and let it heal you and calm you.
• Hike through the uneven tracks and lush green scapes of the Panamik village, and feel the adrenaline rush.
• Visit nearby attractions like Ensa Monastery and explore the local villages.
• Go on a shopping spree and buy Kashmiri and Tibetan artefacts, Pashmina Shawls, and dry fruits in the Panamic Village market.

How To Reach

The hot springs are located in the village of Panamic near the Nubra River. Panamik village is at a height of approximately 10000 ft above sea level.

1. By Car/Taxi: You can drive up to the hot springs or book a cab from Pananmic village to the hot springs. Prefer an SUV or Jeep to reach there as the road might be uneven.

2. By Mountain Bike: Though a risky option, you can ride on a mountain bike and reach the Panamik hot springs from the village. It is about 3 to 5 km but will take 30 minutes to reach the destination due to the off road path.

3. By Foot: If you love to hike and explore the landscapes, you can hike up to the hot springs. It will take up to 40 to 60 minutes to reach the site on foot.

Best Time To Visit

The Panamic Hot Spring is open all year round. There are separate pools for men and women, and the entry fee to the springs is also nominal. The ideal season to visit the hot springs is summer from June to August. These months offer favourable weather conditions for tourists, with moderate temperatures providing comfort and a full experience of the therapeutic effects of the hot springs. In the summers, all passes, including the renowned Khardung La, are typically open, facilitating easier access to Nubra Valley.

Other Essential Information

1. To visit Panamik, an Inner Line Permit (ILP) is required and for Foreign Nationals, a Protected Area Permit (PAP) is required which can be obtained from the District Magistrate’s Office.

2. Pack essentials such as water, an extra pair of clothes, first aid, sunglasses, and sturdy footwear, especially if you plan to hike to the hot springs.

3. Check weather conditions and routes before going to the hot springs.

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