Padamchen is a small village perched on a hilltop, situated at an altitude of 8000 feet above sea-level. Dense forests and the eastern Himalayas form much of the landscape around the village. It lies on the Old Silk Route circuit.
Padamchen is a popular tourist destination because of its pleasant weather conditions throughout the year. One can enjoy mesmerizing a sunrise and sunsets from the hilltop. It also offers a beautiful view of the valley below and the winding roads of the Silk Route. The forests of Padmachen are home to a variety of rare birds such as Laughing thrushes, Fulvettas, Honey Buzzards, Steppe Eagles, Babblers, Tits, Wrens and others. Bird watching is a popular tourist activity here. There is also a Heritage Forest rest house one can visit.