Baths have been an important part of Bhutanese family life and traditional medicine for centuries. The bath itself is typically made of wood and constructed in the ground outside of the home. Medium size river rocks are set into a roaring fire and left to heat for hours. After filling the bath with clean mountain water, local Artemisia leaves are added on top. Then the red hot rocks are slowly dropped one by one into a cornered-off section of the tub – and so the bath begins!
It is believed that the heat of the water, the minerals released from the rock, and the local herbs all combine to produce medicinal benefits for joint pains, hypertension, stomach disorders and arthritis.
Guest can book their exceptional bath after a daylong excursion.