Dochu La Pass

Dochu La Pass

Dochula Pass on the way to Punakha from Thimphu is one of the picturesque landmarks. Covered in a forest of rhododendron trees, the pass and the surrounding areas bursts into a riot of colours in April and May. On a clear day, you can see beautiful snow-clad ranges of the eastern Himalayas and gaze all the way to Gasa Dzong. A pleasant place to take a break in the journey, it has 108 miniature chortens to commemorate the sacrifice of the Bhutanese soldiers in the operation to flush out Bodo insurgents from India. Just below the pass, the forest land has been turned into a nature recreation centre.


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KH Zaman
Buffalo, New York



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