chalybeate waters - ferruginous springs (nepal)

Ferruginous Springs (nepal)

When i saw the reddish color caused by iron oxyde, i though this was a hot springs, since they are often very mineralized.­ But this springs (on the side of the road) was not hot.­ Just a ferruginous springs.­

For more info about ferruginous water, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Chalybeate.

annapurnas chalybeate ferruginous mineral stream water
Jomsom Sadak, Annapurna Conservation Area 33100, Nepal

Photos taken during a motorcycle trip with a friend in Nepal in March 2013.­

This includes a trip up the Kali Gandaki valley to the Annapurnas and the Lower Mustang region, with its beautiful Himalayan landscapes.­

Those photos were taken one year before the April 2014 earthquake that killed many and caused major damage in central Nepal.­

Many of the buildings and temples on those photos have been damaged or destroyed by the 2014 quake, especially the shaky brick houses in Bhaktapur.­