Saturday, October 20, 2018

Followed

В краю горячих источников 😍
#карымшинскиеисточники#горячиеисточники #камчатка#дойти_доползти👣 #жизньздесьисейчас❤️️ #autumn🍁🍂 #Kamchatka #mylife💕#good_day👍 #nature
As always there's little to inform you: yet again merely an extensive showcase of what's on offer.

The mere exception could be the find of thermalsprings.ru, a massive overview of Russian, former Soviet and other hot springs on our Mother Earth. And though primarily published in Russian, it has the added benefit of an internal translation, as always a bit gibberish, but nonetheless handy.
Take a look on the section of Kamchatka and the Kuril islands: loads of postings some generalized, others with first-hand reports, great photo's and geographical pinpointed.

On the other hand, you could stay here and enjoy a couple of photo's from Kamchatka, such as above or following pair.

travel2unlimited
Geysers and hot springs on the slopes of Baranskiy Volcano on the island of Iturup in the Kuril Islands in Russia #travel2unlimited #travel #travelblogger#russia #kuril #kurilislands #iturup #followme#worldplaces #russian #adventure #natgeoru#natheotravel #lonelyplanet #islands#volcano #volcanic #ringoffire #lava#fumaroles #hotsprings #geysers#hotsprings #borderlesshumans
🇷🇺 Камчатка. Горячие источники природного парка Налычево — просто рай на земле, особенно если перед этим два дня идти под дождём по болотам, зарослям трехметрового борщевика и медвежьим тропам 💩 😜 #камчатскийдвиж #femmetravel#налычево #горячиеисточники#списдудкой
Cheers 
 
ohmaruyo   at Tsenkher (Arkhangai, Mongolia):
드디어 따땃한물 ...💙
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#몽골#몽골여행#쳉헤르온천 #mongolia #젤좋으
Heading further westwards, a couple of photo's from the Mongolian and Siberian expanses.

 
Gemütlichkeit
#russia #baikal #lakebaikal #hotsprings#hotandcold #chears
Madness
Altyn Arashan… good place to start or finish Ala-kul trekking
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#altynarashan #hotsprings #tianshan#terskeyalatau#kyrgyzstantravel#kyrgyzstan #karakol #alakul #traveling#travelinggram#discover#discoverkyrgyzstan #киргизия#кыргызстан#алтынарашан#горячиеисточники #тяньшань#терскейалатау #каракол#алакуль#горныйтуризм #russianexplorers#madrussians #wildrussians#wildlifestyle
An odd combo of photo's from the instagram account of vadiminio and lova_konovalova who share the need to witness the raw Kirghiz nature near Altyn Arashan.

Hot springs in Arashan valley
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#hotsprings #altynarashan #alakul#terskeyalatau#terskeyalatoo#tianshanmountains #tienshan#wilderness_culture#takemoreadventures#ourcamplife #campeveryday #campistco#goneoutdoors#mountaingirls#womanwhoexplore #discoverearth#aroundtheworld#natgeorussia #natgeoru#rtgtv #russianexplorers #madrussians#wildrussians#тяньшань #алтынарашан#терскейалатау#neverstopexploring#nudewithnature #intothewild #issykkullife
Маленький райский уголок❤😍 Горячий источник на высоте 2600 метров над уровнем моря #altynarashan #fitness #bodybuilding#fitnessmodel#fitnessbikini #motivation#training #muscle #squats #squat #fitforlife#fitnessgirl#fitnessbody #girlswhosquat #girl#girls #fitchicks #sexy #muscle#squats#squat #protein #gymgear #gymlife#progress #bikinigirl #bikini #body
Горячая ванна в ледяной горной реке, на высоте 2600м над уровнем моря, с видом на зеленую долину со стройными тянь-шаньскими елями… дикий кайф!#altynarashan #karakol #alakul #tianshan#tienshan #terskeyalatau#terskeyalatoo#terskey #wildlifestyle #wildrussians#russianexplorers#madrussians #rtgtv#natgeorussia #wilderness_culture#outside_project#ourcamplife#алтынарашан #терскейалатау#тяньшань#горячиеисточники#горныйтуризм #мояпланета #рго#campeveryday#outdoorsman#modernoutdoors #modernoutdoorsman#dharma_travel#intothewild
Ample 
tomasznowaknet near Murgab, eastern Pamir:
These hot springs hidden in most southeastern point of Tajikistan and surrounded by Chinese and Afghan mountains are not easily accessible. You won't find this absolutely magic spot on Google Maps or TripAdvisor. But if you manage to get there you will be amply rewarded with unforgettable bath with a spectacular view! 🔥🤽😍❤__________#tajikistan #moto #adventure #trip;#pamir#gbao #travel #instatravel #adv #advrider#advlife #dualsportlife #tajikistan_trip#mountains #hotsprings;#kyzylrabot#kizilrabot #Қизилработ #magicplace#magicview;#picoftheday
Hardly a posting here on Hot soaks of the Himal, without a better look at the Wakhan and Pamir areas of Tajikistan.

Stepping off:
In the absence of hot showers (or even cold showers) and clean clothes, a good soak in a natural hot spring goes a long, long way.





Bibi Fatima Mineral Hot Springs, Pamir, Tajikistan / Minerální horké prameny Bibi Fatima, Pamír, Tádžikistán
#tajikistan #pamir #mountains#pamirhighway #hotspring #bluewater #cave#horkeprameny #travelingaroundasia#exploreasia #travelphoto#naturephotography #travel #landscape#adventure #nature #dream #czechblogger#overland #bath #povlastniose #czechgirl#womenwhoexplore #beautifuldestinations#awesomeglobe #canon #canonczsk#passionpassport #dnescestujem#ourplanetdaily


sprodabout (Jun. 22):
Open air hot spring bathing Garmchashma
Piped
Brushaski (Oct. 2017):
This Garam chashma (Hot Spring) Darkut Yasin Valley, PakistanThis Garam chashma (Hot Spring)about 5 to 6 miles from Darkot valley of Yasin Side. Stream is very hot. You can fill the tub with the help of the pipes and let it cool for half an hour then you can sit and relax and watch the glaciers infront of you. The best bath tub I ever sat in.
From one Garam Chashma (Tajikistan) to another (Pakistan): a hot soak both for males (co-incidence in the case of Tajikistan; bathing times for gender alternate), we now look at a couple of soaks south of the Himal divide.

sameandering at Madkote Munsyari (Uttarakhand, north India):
Natural Hot Spring! Best relaxation therapy after days of driving!
#natural #naturelover #naturelovers#hotwatersprings #relax #relaxing#lovewater #nature #planet #earth
#ASBlogs⠀The hot springs of Jhinu are the perfect post trek pampering you will need. Read on to know more
[link in bio] #Nepal #AdventureSindbad #Annapurna#JhinuDanda #Hotspring #Himalaya ⠀#discovernepal #nepal8thwonder#explorenepal #wownepal #visitnepal#travelnepal #nepalgram #instanepal#nepalnow #ig_nepal #nepaltourism #travel#trip #travelphotography #instatravel#travelgoals #jhinu #trekking #annapurna#relax #pampered #annapurnacircuit#annapurna 

Above, a rare exception: a hot spring without soakers.
The reason for posting this is that I will be in Nepal myself in a couple of weeks, not far from this.
Unfortunately I'll probably not be in the position to visit any hot springs, even some of the better accessible soaks.
The idea is to lay to rest the soul of a spirit who most probably left her body not far from Jhinu. Or at the best reassure our own spirits.

Back
mijayalath at Huangshan (Anhui):
 Bathing in red wine #hotsprings#invinoveritas #huangshan
Back on the other side of the Himal (the backside dare I say?), it's mostly China.

ziru.wei at Lithang (Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, China):
当时的我们🐒

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Limits

kunza_dee at Gasa 

The sky isn't the limit🍃🍃🍃
Let's start with the Himalaya's proper, above Bhutan; following Nepal, then a double bill from India's Vashisht hot spring temple.

conrad.u at Jhinu:
Relaxing after a long trek in a hot spring ☺️🏔#himalayas #himalaya #nepal #annapurna#annapurnabasecamp #📍 #travel#travelling #vacation #visiting #traveler#instatravel #wanderlust #trip #holiday#lifeofadventure #travelgram #traveling #me#jungle #mountain #river #hotpool#hotspring #gopro #hero6 #black

Чем известен Вашист, так это своими горячими серными источниками, с кипяточной водицей неустанно текущей из труб. Ванны находятся на территории Темпла, и конечно же раздельные для мужчин и женщин. В бабской купальне обычно аншлаг, шум, гам, толкотня. Но мне посчастливилось там оказаться в сообществе всего двух женских особей, и даже сделать фотографию, что в обычном раскладе "аншлага" не вышло бы.⠀Омовение тушки в серной кипящей водице очищает и окрыляет, ощущение что сменил ты кожу и тело блестит и сияет!...#вашист #горячиеисточники#серныеисточники #темпл #горячиеванны#сернаявода #живыеисточники#источники #источникижизни #источник#источникжизни #источниквдохновения#источникивдохновения #мояиндия#гималаи #омовение #очищение




Hittin the baths #hotsprings #showerseries #bathroomseries #shower #bath #washing #female #figure #beautiful #india

Executive

#tajikistan #yamchun#wakhan #pamir #hotspring #relax#travelgram #travel #bibifatima #nature#hotshower
On the northern flanks, Tajikistan has been a boon for soakseekers. Above in the Wakhan, Bibi Fatima HS, below halfway between Khorog and  Ishkashim the Garam Chashma hot spring.

ワハーン回廊沿いにある温泉地、ガラムチャシマ。乳白色の温泉は皮膚に良いらしく、湯温も丁度よく、歩き疲れた体には最高のご褒美でした。実は温泉大国タジキスタン。ワハーン回廊沿いだけで5ヶ所ある。3つは行ったが残り2つは体調不良の為坂道を登れず断念。#タジキスタン #パミール高原 #ワハーン回廊 #ワハーン回廊徒歩旅 #温泉 #ガラムチャシマ #garamchashma
gobibike
Another major perk of the Wakhan Corridor was the roadside natural hot springs! Jan and I cycled with Celine and Chantal for a few days and had a relaxing spa break mid morning, overlooking the Afghan valley. We all got a little sunburnt, but I was thrilled to finally use the bikini I have been carrying around for five months! Thanks @theyccrollin for getting out into the cold wind to take the photos#gobibike
The experience from the gobibike blog:
19th June
Between Eshkashem and Langar (on Tajik side). 64k
We cycled for a couple of hours along beautiful valleys and came to a natural hot spring right by the roadside. There were a couple of young boys in it, swimming in the shallow pool totally naked, and we debated a little if we could go in too, and I made the executive decision that we really should; one doesn’t find hot springs very often in the UK so I felt it was an opportunity not to be missed. It was rather fun! The boys quickly scrubbed their hair with soap and hopped out, and at last that bikini I have been carting around for five months was put to use, and we lazed in the lukewarm water, looking across the valley to the Afghan shores, towering mountains overhead, the blazing sun beating down on us and the wind picking up behind us, and discussed quite a range of topics and passed away nearly two hours before dragging ourselves out into the cold breeze to continue cycling.
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aikoperisha_ at Teploklyuchenka-Ysyk Kol
#спсзадень#эжежезде#АксууКенч2018
A couple from the northern plains and mountains. Above Kyrgyzstan, following Mongolia and the a far shot from coastal China.

uh_genie at Tsenher (Mongolia):

온천으로 피로를 풀었습니당. 맥주는 나의 칭구 #몽골 #여행 #온천

mattworek at Nanshan Bamboo Forest (Changzhou)
#hotspring #china#bathwithaview #bambooforest #forestview#relax #explorechina #travel #golocal
Often 
kamoutdoors at Pushchinsky
Пущинские термы 😊
Photo's from Kamchatka usually show snow, so I've done my best to get a few (more or less) snowless pictures.

Малкинские термальные источники. В Петропавловске-Камчатском 13 градусов тепла, а там уже 20🤟🏻 #kamchatka #gor_kamchatka #hellokamchatka #kamchatka_repost #fareast_russia
Ребята! А есть ли тут любители бани? Поделитесь знаниями о банях в Санкт- Петербурге) больше интересуют дровяные, а вообще с удовольствием почтаю ваши рекомендации:) какие вам больше нравятся? Где находятся? Где пар хороший ? Где цены вкусные?)Жду комментарии..)#бани #горячиеисточники #камчатка#kamchatka #peninsula #баниспб #спб#spb #traveloften #summer

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Tripped

All is well if the end turns wellMaybe trips earlier have tripped off the track!!!This one has compensated them all#gangs #winter #trips #hotsprings #intothewild #hitchhikingtrip
I'd like to think that I could display more from the mountains, not always the case. 
Above from India's Maharashtra state (Sativali), while below one of the few non-snowy and/or icy photo's from Russia's far-eastern Kamchatka peninsula, the hot spring of Karymshinskie.

Карымшинские источники💠#карымшино#карымшинскиеисточники

Following 
Tajikistan Afghanistan Border Tajik Sokdiers Hot Spring#tajikistan #afghanistan #pamir #mountains#pamirhighway #tajik #soldier #man #men#people #peoplephotography #hotsprings#landscape #landscapephotography #nature#naturephotography #naturelovers #natural#hotwater #water #watercolor #travel#travelphotography #traveller #traveler#traveling #travelling #travelgr #tourist
Now on to the northern extremes of the Himal. 
Above a peculiar photo from the Wakhan soak of Garam Chashma. Below the less sky clad Kyrgyz hot spring near Altyn Arashan while rounding off a more natural spring nearby with a story included.

banderazz_ 
#hotsprings #kyrgizstan #altynarashan Hot springs
Believe in your #selfie 🤳....The walk to find all 4 "natural hotsprings" was down a narrow path, a bit challenging but fun. The last hotspring was hidden in a cave, this wild (secret) hotspring was a must for me to find. Especially since very little people (aside from the locals) knew about it. It was freezing cold and windy that day, but getting in for that gram📸 to share. Because if this doesn't make you want to explore Kyrgyzstan🇰🇬 to find and experience these wild hotsprings....do you even travel?🤷‍♀️...🔍🚶‍♀️Walk to the end of the Guesthouse Gulnara after the EcoYurt Camp ⤵️ walk down towards the river and continue waking until you find what looks like a narrow path. The first hotspring will be a heart shaped one (10min walk). To find the rest just keep following the path, some might be hidden down hill and the best thing...they are all free! #followmeto#kyrgyzstan#doyoutravel#glt#sheisnotlost#gltlove#aroundtheworld#

Undercovers

Hot springs of Gasa, Bhutan#gasa #hotsprings #bhutan #himalayas#travel #portrait #people #mybhutan#bhutan🇧🇹 #bhutanese #buddhism
Now we're in the Himal proper.
Below follows the females only baths of Kheerganga (Himachal Pradesh (HP), India) and Vashisht (likewise HP) while rounding off this posting from Tatopani (Nepal).

Nudey Hot springs in India 💦💦🔮🚿🌏🙏🏽🙏🏽🌜🌞 with meh pal luceh. #india#travelphotography #hotsprings #himachalpredesh #jaimatadi🙏

Undercover photography Rama Temple #Veshisht #hotsprings #womanpower the lady standing just wrapped her baby on her back…#mountainlife…the little one in the back has his eyes on me! 

Undercover photography #veshisht #hotsprings




K - Kaligandaki river and Tatopani hot springs with a note for those who was in a trek to wash themselves twice with a soap. #Tatopani #huffpostgram #bbctravel#forbestravelguide #tasteintravel #cntraveler#livetravelchannel #traveldeeper#bestvacations #wonderful_places#travelgram #travel #worldplaces#welivetoexplore #traveler #mytravelgram#discoverearth #travelawesome#beautifuldestinations #llama#fodorsonthego #wanderlust#exploringtheglobe #guardiantravelsnaps#theglobewanderer #suitcasetravels#digitalnomad #travelbug

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Shot

Новые фотообои в ванной 🗻
A short update sprinkled with an assortment of photo's. 
Above Kamchatka (Far-East Russia).

Then, I came across a couple of articles on spirituality and hot springs with the correct geographical spread. 
First off an article (Nov. 19) on (hot) springs in Kazachstan by Holyandhealingwells:
'Hot springs are found in the mountainous regions and indeed appear to attract a mystical belief. Alex Lee explains on the website of Kazakh culture, Edgekz, a familiar tradition to readers of this blog:
“Springs are sources of healing and spirituality in many cultures, and near Kazakhstan’s hot and cold springs, you can still see ribbons tied to trees, which locals have tied there when they make wishes on the magical waters.”

The laying of ribbons being a custom widespread across England and in Europe. One of the most famed of these hot springs is Rakhmanovsky Springs, a remote spring though to relieve pain, improve heart and circulatory problems and even slow aging and help regeneration. The reason for the later belief may derive from a local story linked to its discovery. This is named after a local hunter who discovered the spring following a wounded deer. Being ready to finish it off he watched amazed as the fatally wounded animal lay in the hot waters and was apparently healed, running away from the hunter unharmed. Understandably amazed by what he saw he did not shoot it but told the locals of what he saw.
Other springs in the country are famed for hydrocarbonate and sulphate waters as well as silica, bromide, iodine and even Radon. The east of Kazakhstan boasts thermal hot springs with sulphate and hydrocarbonate waters. Additionally, Kazakhstan offers silicic water springs, as well as bromide and iodine waters. Bromide water calms one’s nerve system and also has anti-inflammatory effects, while iodine is considered helpful for gastrointestinal tract diseases with atherosclerosis and thyroid dysfunction.
Perhaps the most established is the Alma Arasan hot spring established as a spa in 1886 for rheumatism, metabolic disease, blood problems with over 2000 patients seeking its waters a year. These waters have a temperature 35-7 C and said to be radioactive much like the Pyrenean Aix Les Bains. This might explain why it is claimed that those poisoned by heavy metals such as lead will get cured'.

From the Kazakh hot spring of Chundzhu. premiumsparesort_almaty
#чунджа#горячиеисточники#чунджагорячиеисточники #chundzha#goryachieistochniki #premiumspa#premiumsparesort #премиумспаресорт#минеральнаявода #релакс #relaxing#relax #relaxtime #almaty #kanyon #travel#spa #lechebnye #otdyh #lechenie#mineralnayavoda

More holy springs, this time from Tibet. Tibettravel (Sep. 30):
'Lhasa is also attractive amongst a wide spectrum of tourists for its large storehouse of the various hot springs. The waters of these hot springs are indeed very magical for the fact they possess some supernatural quality of healing. Moreover the water of these hot springs are rich storehouses of sulphur, iodine, chlorine fluorine and all other such types of elements required for the cure of certain ailments in the body.The hot springs in Tibet find a mention as early as the onset of true Tibetan civilizations. Hot springs are regarded with great importance in several Buddhist scriptures also. These historical records show that hot springs in Tibet are not only the region of luxury but also necessity. They have a remarkable healing power for ailments like rheumatism, cardiovascular problems, skin problems and even pulmonary problems.In a recent research it has been found that Tibet is the home of about 1000 hot springs containing waters at variable temperatures. While some contain boiling waters, there are others where the water is luke warm'.
The article explores 4 hot springs nearby. It concludes with some tips:
• Do not enter the spring if you are drunk.• It is very natural that while you take your bath, the skin may turn reddish. Do not fret about that'.
Viewable
Found on alanya-travels: a tour along Tajik hot springs along the Pamir valley.

What to expect:


Bath with a view
Part of the story (eastward.nl, Aug. 20): 
'The road got more and more amazing. Epic valley after epic valley kept turning up after every corner. When we saw a small pool on the side of the road we stopped to check it out. It was warm! So we decided to take a bath with an epic view.
Elsewhere in Tajikistan, Johan Smits reporting in Travel starts at 40 (Oct.) explains what a visit to a Tajik sanatorium entails:
'If someone asked you to sit naked on a bottomless chair and have radio-active water sprayed upwards onto your private parts, you might be forgiven for raising an eyebrow or two. Yet, that’s precisely what I willingly subjected myself to at Khoja Obi Garm, a Soviet-era sanatorium high up in the mountains of Tajikistan. What’s more, I might visit it again'.

No pictures of this, though the surroundings are astounding. 

More on the (ex-) Soviet sanatorium culture can be found in this article on the calvert journal.

One of the stranger places that we’ve come across in the Wakhan valley. Garmchashma is a sulfur mineral hot spring with an average temp of 60 C. The apparent healing power of the sulphate draws locals with all sorts of skin conditions. #hotspring #sulphur #summer #centralasia #tajilkistan#гармчашма #skin #nature
Notices

avlazarus being happy at Vashisht hot spring:
#hotspring #vashishthotspring #himalayas#india #himachalpradesh#happyhippie#manali #vashisht #вашишт #манали#гималаи#горячийисточник#горячииисточниквашишт
Spiritual relevance:
'Nearby Manali, Vashisht is a small village known for the holy Vashisht temple and hot water spring. Having separate bathing provisions for men and women, Vashisht spring is known to have medicinal properties. The mythological importance of this site has made Vashisht one of the most well known hot water springs in India'.
Fortunately not the most visited ...

I now seem to have run out of spirituality, so it's back to hedonism for the final picture, that of Kheerganga, Himachal Pradesh (India).