A hot water spring, also known as a geothermal spring or 'Tato Pani' in Nepali, is a natural source of water that is heated beneath the earth’s surface. For centuries, locals have been using these springs for recreational activities and medicinal properties. People believe that the minerals present in these hot water springs have healing properties that help cure skin conditions, joint pain as well as other physical ailments.
Many hot water springs are located in the banks of famous rivers such as Bhote Koshi, Mahakali, Marsyangdi, Kaligandaki, etc. Although, there are over 20 natural hot water springs in Nepal the most popular ones are Tatopani in Kodari on the highway near Nepal- China border, Tatopani in Myagdi on the way to Jomsom, and Tatopani in Ghorepani that falls under the Annapurna Trekking Circuit making it popular among the trekkers and the travelers.