Puga Valley, located in the southeastern portion of Ladakh in the breathtaking Changthang Valley, is one of the region’s greatest natural wonders. In addition to its abundant sulphur, borax, and other mineral reserves, Puga valley is one of the places to visit in Ladakh for its numerous hot springs and mud pools. It is believed that these mud pools and springs have medicinal characteristics and can treat skin problems and even rheumatism.
Puga Valley, a source of vast geothermal energy, attracts a large number of tourists as well as scholars who travel here to study and experience these geothermal events. Steam from hot springs can be seen several times during the day, adding to the valley’s mysterious appeal. The Puga Valley, which is about 30 kilometers long, is also a great place for people who love nature and wildlife.
Things to do in Puga Valley, Ladakh
- The Hot Springs
People come from all over the country to visit the hot springs in Puga Valley, which is full of sulphur and borax deposits. Every year, thousands of tourists come to visit the hot springs.
The Chumathang Hot Spring is one of these kinds of hot springs. These hot springs can be seen from far away because they send up hot steam. They have a lot of sulphur in them and are said to heal all kinds of skin problems and rheumatism.
- The scenic natural landscapes
Incredible natural beauty may be seen in Puga Valley. Grey hills and mountains give way to luscious green meadows, with a few hot springs tucked in here and there. There is a wide variety of things to do in this area, from pleasant strolls and nature photography to camping in the midst of nature. Plan your journey while staying at our luxury Hotel in Ladakh to take advantage of the stunning scenery.
- The geothermal energy hotspot
Puga Valley is located in the Himalayan geothermal region and is one of the few sites in the country with a high potential for geothermal energy. The mud pools and hot sulphur springs attest to this, making Puga Valley an even more interesting destination to visit.
How to Get to Ladakh’s Puga Valley
About 176 kilometers away from Leh is Puga Valley. It usually takes about 4 to 5 hours to get to the Valley. From Leh, it’s easy to rent a private car or take a taxi to get to Puga Valley while staying in our heritage hotel in Ladakh
Attractions in the region of Puga Valley
- Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary
The Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary, located in the Changthang Plateau at an elevation of 4,000 to 9,000 feet, is home to some of the most exotic flora and animals in the country, as well as the Tso Moriri, Pangong, and Tso Kar lakes, all of which are high-altitude lakes.
- Tso Moriri Lake
Tso Moriri is 4,522 meters above sea level and is a twin of Pangong Lake. The lake is peaceful and quiet because it is surrounded by tall, snow-covered mountains and beautiful natural scenery. It is also a place where people go to see exotic birds like the bare-headed goose, the great-crested grebe, the brown-headed gull, the brahmin duck, and more.
- Tso Kar
Tso Kar is a high-altitude salt lake situated on the Rupshu Plateau of the Ladakh Valley. Tso Kar, also known as the White Lake, is renowned for the white salt deposits that line its shoreline. In addition to bird viewing, you can observe unique flora and fauna in this location. Here, you can also spot the uncommon black-necked crane.
The small village of Nyoma is on the banks of the River Indus and is one of the most peaceful villages near Puga Ladakh. The village is off the beaten track and not often visited. It is home to a beautiful Buddhist monastery that has been there for hundreds of years.
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