From there we drove to Sumur which is around 40 kms, the main tourist attraction here is Samstemling Monastery or Samstemling Gompa that has seven temples. Here one can get a glimpse of collection of wonderful tankas which is form of Tibetan cloth paintings. From Sumur we drove to Panamik which is around 20 kms from Sumur. Whole way we made several stoppages for the purpose of bird watching and clicked some exclusive photos as well. Panamik is situated at the height of 10442ft from the sea level is the last civilian area in this part of India, its proximity to Siachen Glacier makes this place more interesting. Siachen Glacier is the highest battle field in the world. Panamik is the last point to where tourists are allowed, beyond this it is restricted area under the control of Indian Army with its base camp in Siachen. Panamik is also famous for its hot spring. The water contains sulphur which said to be a natural treatment for any sorts of skin diseases or overall best for rejuvenation. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks the scenic beauty of Panamik is captivating it is nothing less than heaven for bird watchers like us.
Then as per our Leh Ladakh tour itinerary we returned to Diskit around 5 Pm for an evening walk in the local market. It is a single lane market in fact the whole village of Diskit is situated around it. There are certain shops where one can buy everything that is available in and around Leh and almost same rates. One can buy souvenirs like lucky charm, prayer wheels, prayer flags, wooden Tibetan curios, Buddha heads etc. Also it is advised to try the Sea Buckthorn Juice or Leh Berry Juice it is made from the berries found in the region of Ladakh. Its bit tangy in taste but really refreshing. We purchased some bottles of juice to take home as well. It was around 7 Pm and we went back to our hotel, had our dinner and went to sleep.
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