Welcome to Sumur, Tegar & Panamik
If you have your own transport, Sumur-Tegar is worth considering as a laid-back Nubra base with a shady orchard environment. Like busier alternative Hunder, Sumur even has its own sand dunes with the opportunity for quick camel-riding jaunts. Don't expect much of Panamik (Km44), whose sometimes-touted hot springs are pitifully underwhelming. Much more interesting is Tegar (Tiger) village, where the Zimskang Museum is an unmarked historic house, found by descending a footpath alongside chortens and a mani wall from the ancient little Manekhang Gompa. High on an unstable hillside above the gompa, the three-storey shell of Zamskhang Palace sits above the crumbling rubble of Nubra’s former royal citadel (Km25). And an appealing if steep back lane loops back to Sumur via the colourfully rebuilt Samstemling Gompa.