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Dochula Pass, Thimphu

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Take in the panoramic view of the snow-covered Himalayan mountains at Dochula Pass. Located at an elevation of 3,100 m (10,200 ft), the pass includes many interesting attractions, including 108 memorial chortens or stupas, a botanical park popular for its rhododendron garden, and a monastery. The entire site rests surrounded by cypress tree forests, while colorful inscribed Buddhist flags, representing natural forces, decorate the hill slopes, bringing prosperity and peace to the nation. Sometimes the weather can get foggy and chilly, so wear warm clothing and check the forecast if you want the clearest vista. To visit Dochula Pass on your trip to Thimphu, use our Thimphu driving holiday planner.
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  • Dochula pass is a scenic mountain pass adorned with a temple atop a hill and 108 miniature stupa's in between the East West highway in Bhutan. From here you can see several round the year snowclad... 
    Dochula pass is a scenic mountain pass adorned with a temple atop a hill and 108 miniature stupa's in between the East West highway in Bhutan. From here you can see several round the year snowclad...  more »
  • Stop at Dochula Pass to visit the 108 stupas built in honour of the fallen Bhutanese soldiers. Views of the Himalayan that will never be forgotten, wish I had a better camera. 
    Stop at Dochula Pass to visit the 108 stupas built in honour of the fallen Bhutanese soldiers. Views of the Himalayan that will never be forgotten, wish I had a better camera.  more »
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  • Beautiful Scenic view of snow covered Mountains on the way to Punakha from Thimphu.. Perched at an altitude of 3100mt, Dochula Pass is the highest motorable point of Thimphu. Dochula Pass is marked by the 108 memorial chortens, with open views of mountain ranges. A must visit spot on your trip for some amazing views. Just remember to maintain the sanctity of this place, and respect local sentiments as this Bhutan's highly memorable area.
  • Dochula pass is located on the way to Punakha from Thimphu. The pass is a popular location among tourists as it offers a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range. The view is especially scenic on clear, winter days with snowcapped mountains forming a majestic backdrop to the tranquility of the 108 chortens gracing the mountain pass. Bhutanese families enjoy visiting the pass during holidays and weekends to picnic and simply enjoy the scenery. It is common to see families and groups of friends seated amongst the chortens, enjoying a packed lunch and hot tea. For tourists this is an ideal location to capture beautiful pictures of the Himalayan mountain range during clear, warm days. Samll cafeteria is there where you can enjoy hot lunch/snacks . This is free entry location.

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