Tsenkher Hot Springs
Tsenkher hot springs
Here we introduce everything you need to know about visiting in Tsenkher hot springs Mongolia – location, places to visit, tourists Ger camps, resort and tours.
The Tsenkher hot spring is one of the most famous hot springs in Mongolia. Many domestic and foreign tourists choose to spend their summer vacation, mending their body and health here. The hot spring is located in the Hangay Mountain region, 25km southwest of Tsenkher soum, Arkhangai province. The region is popular with its extinct volcanoes and hot springs.
According to scientists, these geothermal water sources lie near the surface under Hangay dome, under its Cenozoic volcanism areas. The geothermal water in Hangai region developed at an intersections of northwest and northeast trending faults as well as contact brecciated zones between Permian, Carboniferous and Devonian sedimentary rocks and Permian-Triassic granitic rocks. So this goes same for the Tsenkher hot spring. Geological formation of the Tsenkher hot spring is comprised of Permian aleurolite and brecciated quartzites.
The hot spring water is generally a type of bicarbonate-sodium and has weak alkalinity with low mineralization. To more precisely mention, the hot spring contains the following minerals ;
- sodium carbonate
- hydrogen sulfide
- Boracic, acid
- silicone, etc.,
These minerals are believed to be good for many illnesses. The geothermal water is naturally heated up to 86°C (~180°F) degree however nearby tourist camps and health resorts get spring water through pipes to their places and use the water after cooling down till certain degree which is secure to bath.
Bathing in Tsenkher Hot Springs
When you take a bath it is advised to sit in the hot water for not more than 20-30 minutes and it is better to take off your jewelries for avoiding chemical compounds impact. It is also recommended that people who have heart problems, cardio system illnesses, after surgery treatment or open wound are better stay out of the spring water. Pregnant women are also not advised to sit in the water. People who have no problem can enjoy the spring; swimsuits will make your time here more enjoyable.
Tsenkher Hot Spring Resort
Of course, it is impossible to use the hot spring as it is, pouring out of the earth surface for it’s too hot to use. Most of Tsenkher hot springs tourist Ger camps / resort are situated near to the hot spring so you can walk from your camp to the hot spring for just about 10 minutes. And when you bath in the hot spring water you can do it in facilities or pools built by camps themselves. Almost every camp has their own water facilities providing treatment services to their guests. Apart from the hot spring, the area is surrounded by high mountains and forests, so you can hike around as well.
When to visit
The most favorable month to visit would be September when number of tourists start to decrease. Numerous domestic tourists like to come here during their summer vacation. So the place would be packed during summer months.
Tours to Tsenkher Hot springs ;
- Mongolia in a Nutshell (From $750) – 7 days leisure and discovery Mongolia tour
- Naadam Festival tour (From $ 860) – 8 days private Naadam festival best selling tour
- Best of Mongolia tour (From $1430)- 11 days Gobi desert and Central tour