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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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  • What a wonderful photo opportunity with the 108 stupas at this 10,500 foot pass. These stupas represent the spiritual and artistic traditions of Bhutan  more »
  • .....especially to get out of the car after the windy road one travels in these mountains. Very crowded with tons of tourists but very worth it. Interesting to hear the history of a recent war and the...  more »
  • The 108 Stupas and the Monastery at the Dochula Pass are simply beautiful. The Cafe nearby is also great.  more »
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