Dochu-la Pass

Dochula Pass of Bhutan is located on theĀ  top of a mountain on the road from Thimphu to Punaka, It is 45 minutes drive from Thimphu. The pass is a popular location among tourists as it offers a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of the Himalayan mountains ranges. The view is especially scenic on clear, winter days with snowcapped mountains forming a majestic backdrop to the tranquility of the 108 chortens gracing the mountain pass. It contains of 108 chortens (stupas) built in memory of Bhutanese soldiers killed in the 2003 war against insurgents from India. The Queen Mother, Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, built the stupa after King Jigme Singye Wangchuck was victorious in the struggle to dislodge the rebels who were using Bhutan as a base to raid India. For tourists as well as local travelers this is an ideal location to capture beautiful pictures of the Himalayan mountain range during clear.

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