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Dochula Pass, Thimphu

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Must see · Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
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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  • I went to Bhutan with my mother, wife and elder son. Dochula Pass was a brilliant destination for us. We travelled and visited the beautiful chortens. There was huge mist and fog in the place. We...  more »
  • The Dochu La, also called Dochu Pass, is a mountain pass which is a destination in itself and not just a mere stop-over point that is located between Thimphu and Punakha Districts in Bhutan. I...  more »
  • Its like a border between two parts of heaven
  • I will never forget this place.

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