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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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  • Nice option for hiking and multiple mountain view, covered with snow. The hiking goes upto 3600mt from sea level. But view on the top is awesome.  more »
  • This is a combination of both spectacular and serene. Beautiful views of snow capped eastern Himalayan mountains on a clear day coupled with ornately decorated Bhutanese stupas. The 108 Chortens (stup...  more »
  • A short break on the Dochula Pass in the nice weather is definitely recommended. The view of the mountains is fantastically beautiful. The surrounding sights such as the Stupas can be sepers in a few minutes. The café next to the car park also has a great view of the valley. The coffee machine comes from Italy, the coffee bean (Illy) even the coffee does not taste as good as in Italy. Sure, that's why you don't fly to Bhutan.
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