Puga, Leh Ladakh Overview

Puga Valley is situated in the Changthang Valley in the south-eastern part of Ladakh, about 22 km away from the Salt Lake Valley. It is a region of great significance known for its natural beauty and geothermal activities. Puga is also visited for its hot sulphur spring.

The region has shown an immense amount of geothermal energy, notably in the form of sulphur and borax deposits, mud pools and also hot springs. While a lot of people visit Puga Valley to study these geothermal activities, others come here to take a bath in the hot springs which are said to help those with skin diseases and rheumatism. This 30 km long valley is an absolute treat for nature lovers as one gets to drive around the valley while admiring the mountains, many of which are snow-capped, and also the trees, boulders, salt deposits, etc. It is an excellent place for photography. One can also spot sheep, yak, bar-headed geese, brahminy ducks, black-necked cranes and more wildlife here.

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While visiting from Salt Lake Valley, Puga Valley lies about 22 km away and can be reached via car/cab in approximately 30-35 minutes. When coming from Leh, it takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes (approximately 176 km).

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