We had breakfast (Aloo Paratha & Tea) & headed for Panamik which is known for Hot Springs. It was overcast, cloudy and dull. We even experienced a drizzle.
A permit is required because Panamik & Sumur, both the places come under military governance as they both are close to the line of control border neighbouring China. On the way, you 1st come across Sumur, however we thought of 1st visiting Panamik & on our way back we visited Sumur.
Panamik is the northernmost point of India! Further to that the area is restricted. There are a few steps going up from the Ama Tsogspa Restaurant in Panamik where you find the Hot Springs. Hot Springs have a therapeutic effect on the human body. You can see the steam vapours coming out from the stream of water running down the mountain.
I then had Namkeen tea (Butter Tea) with a loaf of locally made bread at the Ama Tsogspa Restaurant. We spent quite some time there, clicked a few pics & left for Sumur which is known for it’s Samtanling Monastery.
This is one of the more Grand Monasteries we have come across. It is very wide and broad and has a very regal entrance. We got some really nice captures there and after that, we left for lunch to our Hotel. We were pretty hungry after the sight seeing.
Sachin was not keeping well, so he took a break after the lunch and I proceeded to click the pictures of the beautiful Diskit Monastery. This Monastery is also located at a good height. There are quite a few steps to walk but the visit is definitely worthwhile.
The temples inside are extremely beautiful and a must for every visitor to Diskit.…