DOCHULA PASS (BETWEEN THIMPHU AND PUNAKHA)

The Dochula Pass is the highest point along the road between Thimphu and Punakha. It is a beautiful Pass and there are 108 mini-stupas built at the junction of the pass. This set of stupas is called the Druk Wangyal Chortens. Chortens meaning stupas.

On the hilltop is the Druk Wangyal Temple which is a unique temple as it is the only temple dedicated to the royal family of Bhutan and built for peace and prosperity of the county.

On a clear day, you can see the entire Himalayan mountain peaks in Bhutan including Mt Gangkar Puensum (7,570 m or 24,840ft), which is the highest unclimbed mountain in the world.

The annual Dochula Festival or the Druk Wangyal Tsechu is held at the site.