Panamik Hot Springs is located only a few kilometers from Siachan Glacier at an altitude of 3,183 meters/10,442 feet. Tourists are not allowed to go beyond Panamik in one direction because of the restricted military base camp at Siachan Glacier. This hot water spring has two areas for tourists to soak body parts in sulphur water; Panamik #1 and Panamik #2, both accessed by a stairs and paths. Steam hovers in the air along with a distinct sulphur smell.
Steve and I walked up to see Panamik #1; underwhelmed. Followed a narrow hiking channel around the mountain to Panamik #2; slightly more interesting. We stuck hands in water, admired and left. Travelers are not supposed to “compare” but once a person has immersed themselves in a really hot spring, everything else pales in comparison. Reshuigou Hot Springs in Hailuogou National Park, China had water temperatures up to 91 degrees centigrade/195 degrees fahrenheit from geothermal action! That is what I call a hot spring… Read more »