Discover Dochula Pass
Dochula Pass is a beautiful and heart-warming memorial, created to honour 108 Bhutanese soldiers who died in a 2003 military operation. The 108 stupas (monuments) are arranged in three concentric circles known as ‘Druk Wangyal Chortens’.
Dochlua Pass is also a very popular tourist attraction as it sings of Bhutanese culture and tells a tale of spirituality and bravery. On a clear day, it also offers incredible 360-degree panoramic views of the Himalayas and other mighty peaks including Masaganang (7,200m), Kangphugang (7,170m), Gangkar Puensam (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), and Terigang (7,060m).
September to February is the best time to visit the notoriously foggy Dochula Pass for the best chance at viewing the Himalayas glistening with snow. However, late February and early March is also a good time to visit, with beautiful rhododendrons and magnolias bursting into bloom on the hillsides