Very close to the Drigung Til, in a secluded valley, lays the Tidrum Nunnery. A 13km hike or narrow drive from the monastery, the nunnery is secluded, almost as if in another world. One of the most notable attractions of the area is the hot springs facility, said to be both curing and medicinal. The springs are formed by the gorge and the pressure from the two rivers combining in this one location. History has it that Guru Rinpoche, King Trisong Detsen and Yeshe Tsogyal have connections to the nunnery. It is said that they found their way to Tidrum, loved its beauty and choose to meditate here for many years. The presiding spiritual leader of the homage is considered a reincarnate of Yeshe.
But visitors don't just travel to Tidrum for the amazing locale. They also travel up the steep hill for the open-air hot springs that have been enjoyed in this spot for hundreds of year. The waters are supposedly filled with magical healing powers and minerals. Whether you believe it not, there is no doubt that you will enjoy a dip in one of the stone bathing pools. Men and women bathe separately and don't forget to bring your flip flops, bathing suit and a towel. There are two guesthouses for overnight accommodation, one of them being owned and operated by the nunnery.
Admission: Nunnery is Free. Hot Springs cost 5 rbm.
Getting There: 13km from Drigung Til, and 50km from Drigung Qu. The best way to get here is to rent a vehicle and make the 4 hour trek from Lhasa. Great to pair with a visit to Drigung Til