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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. Use our Thimphu itinerary maker to add Dochula Pass and other attractions to your Thimphu vacation plans.
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  • While on your way between Thimphu and Punakha, this is a must-stop place. The 108 stuppas built to honor war soldiers are impressive. the view of the Himalayan mountains is simply spectacular, particu...  more »
  • Worth a long stop over. Great views of the Himalayan range, nice tea served with biscuits, one can shoot scores of photos 
  • At over 3000 meters above sea level, Dochula pass grants one a view of Bhutan in all directions. At one of the viewing points, 108 stupas (chortens) were constructed as a memorial built by the queen, ...  more »