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Prices will vary depending on the quanity and Service of Hot Stone bath offered by various companies. Prices are approximate and subject to changes.

One of the best way to unwind after a long day in Bhutan is the HOT STONE BATH (Dotsho or Menchu). Traditionally, practiced since ages in Bhutan. It is not only practiced as a comforting SOAK but also to treat various alignments.  Soaking in Menchu with (Water with medicinal properties) is one of the favorite activities for Bhutanese, especially during the winters.

The hot stone bath is a ritual in itself, riverside rocks are heated till red hot and gradually dropped into a wooden tub filled with water and scattered with Artemisia leaves. The burning rocks heats the water gradually and thus release minerals in to the water. Traditionally these bath are done near a river bed with plenty supplies of stones and water and preferably after dark in the open air. However, more luxurious version of hot stone bath are offered by different hotels and resorts, which are more suitable to the general standards of visitor. It is still kept authentic to a certain level were a visitor can enjoy the bath in a traditional way without having to feel the discomfort. A hot cup of tea or a glass of locally brewed wine can be a cherry topping to the whole experience, don’t forget to keep yourself hydrated.

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  • Pickup time: (4.00 PM)
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One of the best way to unwind after a long day in Bhutan is the HOT STONE BATH (Dotsho or Menchu). Traditionally, practiced since ages in Bhutan. It is not only practiced as a comforting SOAK but also to treat various alignments.  Soaking in Menchu with (Water with medicinal properties) is one of the favorite activities for Bhutanese, especially during the winters.

The hot stone bath is a ritual in itself, riverside rocks are heated till red hot and gradually dropped into a wooden tub filled with water and scattered with Artemisia leaves. The burning rocks heats the water gradually and thus release minerals in to the water. Traditionally these bath are done near a river bed with plenty supplies of stones and water and preferably after dark in the open air. However, more luxurious version of hot stone bath are offered by different hotels and resorts, which are more suitable to the general standards of visitor. It is still kept authentic to a certain level were a visitor can enjoy the bath in a traditional way without having to feel the discomfort. A hot cup of tea or a glass of locally brewed wine can be a cherry topping to the whole experience, don’t forget to keep yourself hydrated.

One other way to enjoy the hot mineral water would be the natural hot spring (Tshachu) scattered all over the country. While, accessibility can be a challenge, nothing would beat the experience of natural Himalayan water. The hot springs are believed to have lots of medicinal purposes depending on the location of the hot spring. Few of the hot springs are:  

Gasa Hot Springs:  Spring is located in banks of Mochu River in Gasa valley and approximately half an hour walk from the nearest road point. There are three bath-house, one big and two smaller pools. The temperature of water in each pool is different, so that visitors can choose the one that best suites them. Private experience is not available.

Chuba Hot Spring: Is located on the backs of Pho chu river and it takes a day journey from Punakha town.  It is often recommend to camp overnight.

Dur Hot Spring: Is located in Bumthang valley. 

Cancellation Policy

24 Hours prior.

Children policy

Children should be accompained by Parents.

Participant Guidelines

It is recommeded not to undertake this activity in empty stomach and that one is fully hydrated.