Experiences

Hot stone bath

Host stone bath experiencecourtesy of Paro Penlop Heritage
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Place: Haa, Paro, Punakha, Wangdue, Bumthang or elsewhere
  • Cost: 20-30 USD
  • Note: Service has to order at least day ahead

Herbal hot stone bath is one of the very great experiences Bhutan can provide. It's mostly provided in local farmhouses or in hotel spas. While in the hotel hot stone bath is usually more posh, in local farmhouse, it's more authentic.

The bath takes place in wooden washtub. You submerge into temperate water while attendant will put more and more very hot stones into the water to heat up. The compartment with the hot stones is separated by wooden bar so there is no danger of getting burned by stones. Water will get gradually more and more hot until you get virtually boiling. It's common to put aromatic herbs into the water to increase healing and relaxing effect.