The hot springs in Sikkim are well known for their medicinal properties. Due to their rich sulphur content, these hot springs possess excellent therapeutic value. There are several hot springs in Sikkim where the waters attain temperatures in excess of 50 °C - even in the freezing winters. This tour package lets you enjoy the hot springs, visit a monastery, and take nature walks.
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It is said that one day when the third Lachen Gomchen Rinpoche was meditating at Deuthang hermitage, he told his pupil lama Samdup that he would find something floating down the river flowing nearby the next day and he should bring it to the hermitage. Early the next morning he went down to the river and started looking around. About midday, he saw a stone shaped like a vase floating down the river. He grabbed it and took it to his master. The master said that it is a Ter (religious artifact) and directed him to keep it in the monastery, now called the Tshebum or the vase of longevity.
LACHEN – TARUM HOT SPRING
TARUM HOT SPRING - LACHEN
Tarum Hot Springs - A little beyond the hut (which is Tarum), after crossing the stream, there are two hot springs where one can have a relaxing dip. The one at the top and hotter of the two is considered as the male and the lower one as the female. As per tradition, one must always enter the female pond on the top before entering the male one.