for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.
Hot Water Springs
Although it is very little
known, there are quite a number of natural hot water springs scattered
around the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. Mineralogists estimate of
having at least 50 hot water springs in the land belt stretching
between the Himalayan and mountain regions. These hot water springs
are locally known as tatopani simply meaning ‘hot water’.
A list of natural hot springs located
in various parts of Nepal:
in Sankhuwasabha, Koshi zone, Eastern Nepal.
and Chilime in Rasuwa, North of Kathmandu.
Do Khola, Singha, Chhumrung and Dhadkharka in Myagdi district.
and Dhima in Mustang.
and La Ta in Manang district.
Khar in Tanahu district.
in Bajhang district.
(Luma) and Tila river in Jumla.
Sina and Chamlaiya in Darchula.
Saghu Khola, Sarai Khola in Middle development region of Nepal.
In Srinagar, Bhurung, Sanghu Khola, Syabrubesi and Chilime springs,
the water temperature is found to be in the range of 42c to 73c.
In other springs listed above, natural hot water
of up to 100c flows out. It is believed that taking a bath in these
springs cures paralysis, rheumatism and other diseases relating
to bone, joints, skin, etc. Local residents around these springs
often celebrate festivals in which they take bath and drink the
spring water rich in phosphorus and salt with the hope to cure their
ailments and remain healthy.
The most famous hot springs in Nepal are at Tatopani,
near the Friendship Bridge across the border of Nepal and China
at the end of Kodari (Arniko) Highway and another one on the Annapurna
Circuit. The hot water spring of Beni Bazar in Myagdi district which
is about 244 miles (390 kilometers) west of Kathmandu is also quite
well-known. Almost 60,000 people all over the country visit this
spring that can hold up to 100 people at the height of 2,743 meters
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