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Dochula Pass, Thimphu

4.7
#1 of 66 in Outdoors in Bhutan
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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  • Located between Thimphu and Punakha, everyone stops here to visit the 108 chortens, built in memory of 108 soldiers who fought against insurgents from India. The surrounding view of the eastern...  more »
  • I was fortunate enough to have seen a snow covered Dochula Pass, together with the view of the clouds over the Himalayas range, was breathtaking. Definitely worth a visit.  more »
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