Hot springs

Hot Springs in Bhutan

Author: Nitesh Gurung
Date: 2019-12-12

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Hot springs, which are referred to as Tshachus in Bhutan, are best known for their medicinal properties and are found in several areas of Bhutan. Such places have been used for hundreds of years by the locals of Bhutan to cure different types of body ailments, particularly inflammatory disease. The popular tradition amongst people of Bhutan is to go visit hot springs throughout the winters.

1. Gasa Tshachu

The small gorge on Mochu’s vicinity is known for the Gasa Tshachus that are formed on places of flat land at the Gasa Tashithongmoen base in Bhutan. Four concrete ponds are there with three feet depth to heal totally different types of ailments. Each and every pond accommodates twelve individuals below the roof at one time. Sinusitis, arthritis, skin disorder, infectious disease, rheumatism, ulcer, upset stomach, etc. are often cured if you stay long enough soaking wet within the ponds. You will be able to pay a visit to the religious residence of Dendup Norzang. 

2. Dhur Tshachu

This is one of the famous Tshachus within the entire range of mountains in Bhutan. Dhur Tshachu could be a hiker’s paradise since it is close to the lap of the mountain, off the beaten path. Encircled by dense thickets, this natural spring appears like a gift after a trek of 3 days. You will be able to explore the places around which has a lot of pristine natural beauty to offer as well. 

3. Chuboog Tshachu

The Chubu or Chuboogtshachu has 2 ponds separated by a concrete barrier. The primary natural spring is thought to cure abdomen ailments and infectious disease while the second spring is said to own curative properties for polygenic disease and muscle sprains.

4. Duenmang Tshachu

The Institute of ancient medicative Services had documented Tshachus and classified them in keeping with their therapeutic properties as written within the ancient textbooks. It was mentioned that the new springs contain a variety of natural resources like coal, sedimentary rock, and sulphur. 

The water from rain and snow accumulates underground, slowly moving downwards until it reaches a solid rock layer. The underground water is collected in pools, heated by the earth’s energy, and eventually comes up to the surface through cracks within the crust, thereby forming hot springs. As these springs are wealthy in dissolved minerals, they offer vital healing properties for the mind and the body.

Amazing hot spring packages: 

Bhutan: Duer hot spring trek

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