Monday, September 27, 2010

In memoriam. Dochula Pass.

W
e made a brief stop at Dochula Pass on our way from Thimphu to Punakha. Situated at an elevation of about 3100m, Dochula pass is high enough where on a clear day you can see a beautiful panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas.

Today was not our day for a view of the majestic mountains as it was cloudy and dreary.





Situated at the pass are the 108 Druk Wangyal Khangzang chortens (stupas) which were constructed in 2004 by the Queen Mother, Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck to commemorate the honor of His Majesty the 4th King and his people for their victory in the war fought against India in 2003 in Southern Bhutan.






We spent enough time at Dochula Pass just long enough for those who needed it to take a nature break.  Next stop.  A nearby hotel restaurant for a tea break where I enjoyed a warm cup of yak butter tea :-)