Nima | Gelephu

Gelephu tshachhu, which attracts thousands of visitors from around the country every winter, has undergone a major change with safety and user-friendly infrastructure.

Concrete slabs have replaced the roof over ponds to ensure safety. In the past, people worried about slides and falling stones.

Known for its unique healing qualities, tshachhu attracts over 40,000 people from across the country annually, including the elderly and people living with disabilities.

“The facility was not accessible to the elderly and the people living with disabilities before,” said Umling Drungpa, Karma Wangdi. “We now have a separate restroom for the elderly and person living with disabilities.”

The tshachhu now has six ponds. This means the visitor can now have longer soaking time. The two new ponds have their own source of hot spring water.

The Nu 3.5M renovation project was one of the first projects under the Tourism Flagship Programme in the southern region.

The dzongkhag administration of Sarpang is also planning to construct guest rooms at the tshachhu. This is to generate maintenance and running cost of the tshachhu when it opens to the public.