Dochula Pass

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Dochula Pass
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Dr Souvik C
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,125 contributions
Feb. 2021
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 enjoyed the weather which was chilly and cold a 13000 feet.
Written 26 March 2021
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Parul Gevaria
Navi Mumbai, India1 contribution
Feb. 2020 • Solo
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 witnessed this scenic beauty in the month of February 2020 and believe me this place has its own charm in the winters.

Here are a few reasons why I loved Dochu La in the winters and I am sure you too would fall in love when you see this place in real.

*Himalayan Ranges – Dochu La is a spot to get the best panoramic view of the Gorgeous Eastern Himalayas with the snow-capped peaks.
*108 Stupas – This place is also known for its War Memorial made to honor the soldiers who perished in the Bhutanese War. These 108 Stupas are made in the memory of those soldiers. In winters these stupas are covered with snow making it a beauty to admire.
*60th Café – It is one of the most amazingly positioned cafeterias of Bhutan. Sipping a hot coffee with some freshly baked pastries in a very warm, cosy, comfortable and perfect Himalayan setting is quite an experience.
*Picturesque Spot! – This place transforms into a winter wonderland with snow all around making it undeniably a beautiful spot to take an Instagram worthy pictures.

Reminiscing only Happy Memories!!

Bhutan is surely "the place of great happiness" 😊
Written 7 January 2021
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Soumya Singh
Melbourne, Australia117 contributions
Nov. 2019
We took a detour on our way to Punakha from Thimpu, and the extra few kilometers were absolutely worth it.
On a day with a clear sky, the view of the Himalayas is breathtaking. 

The 108 Stupas are built as a memorial for the soldiers who lost their lives in the Bhutanese war of 2003. With the Himalayas in the background, it adds a solemn feel to the memorial ground. 
Written 27 October 2020
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AZCasualTraveler
Mesa, AZ1,794 contributions
Nov. 2019
Dochula Pass is an actual mountain pass on the main road from Thimphu to Punaka Bhutan that overlooks part of the Himalayan Mountains in the background - Great View! This Pass has a group of 108 chortens (stupas) that were built in memory of the Bhutanese Soldiers that were killed in the 2003 war against insurgents from India.
Also strategically located across the road from the "Stupas", is the Druk Wangyel Cafe which has a nice large parking lot for patrons of the cafe and to view the "Stupas" that are located directly across the roadway.
The Dochula Pass area is a very nice place for a "break or rest-stop" on the long drive from Thimphu to Punaka. Take advantage of the excellent "photo opportunity" here to see not only the "Stupas" but also the lovely tree lined surroundings and of coarse the Himalayan Mountains.
Written 22 May 2020
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Jenny
London, UK8 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Friends
To take a quick break here during your drive to punaka valley is worth it. In the clear view you can enjoy the view of snowcapped Himalayas.
Written 3 May 2020
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Samar JS Sodhi
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India58 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Business
Arrived when i was the only tourist on a motorbike, with minus temperatures. Everything that was frozen, was welcomed with the warmth of the 108 chortens.

Quite a place.

It had a nice hot tea stop. Basically saved me from the cold giving much respite.

Written 15 April 2020
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Thomas
United States4 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Friends
One of the most vist pass it is. Wow great view of Himalayan ranges and 108 stupa makes the dochula pass amazing. If you are driving to punakha valley then you will be surely stopping there and am sure you will enjoy the amazing place.
Written 14 March 2020
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NoraInd
Oslo, Norway8 contributions
Mar. 2020
We passed on two occasions but it was cloudy both times so we couldn’t see much of the view, but definitely worth visiting on a clear day as you can see the Himalayas
Written 14 March 2020
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Chirag Mehta
136 contributions
Mar. 2020
It is said that there is an history at this point.

Buddhist monk used to pass this spot to go around Bhutan but there was no water available around this place, they requested their master to make an arrangement. Their master hit a rock with his finger and the water started coming from the rock.
Written 12 March 2020
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Philip joy
United States10 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Friends
As you visit dochula pass you can have a great view of Himalayan ranges in clear weather. The pass looks even more beautiful with the stupas around.
Written 11 March 2020
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