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Chhubu hot springs

Location : Punakha

Located at 2,930 metres above sea level, Chhubu hot springs are more than two hours? walk from the road head in Walathang from where visitors hire horses to carry their rations mostly comprising local rice, meat, butter, cheese and eggs. The mountain trail gently snakes through a chir pine forest into the cool, temperate mixed forest. The hot springs see a chain of people from across Bhutan for more than six months in a year. In the last month of the Bhutanese calendar, the hot springs gushing out of the steep, swampy hillside are inundated with more than 1,000 visitors, says Namgay Wangchuk, 57, the caretaker of the tshachhu. Namgay Wangchuk is popularly known by the title nedag (estate owner) but he says the title is inappropriate because he believes that the 'real nedag' or local deities own the tshachhu and not the caretaker.

Source http://bhutanobserver.bt/3799-...

Last Updated :09-27-2013 Images
Chubu Hot Springs
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