Sunday, 10 August 2008

My Show Off: Dochu La Pass

Photograph Tewfic El-Sawy-All Rights Reserved

Dochu-La (3,088m/ 10,130 ft) is a vital pass from western Bhutan to its east, and although the chortens were built a few years ago, it's an extraordinarily beautiful place. The chortens, mani wall and the prayer flags give the site serenity and an air of sanctity.

When the skies are clear, the many mountain peaks can be seen from this pass such as Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m), Jejegangphugang (7,158 m), Kangphugang 7,170 m), Zongphugang (7,060 m), and Gangkar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m. The impressive Himalayan range can be seen in my above photograph. (Click on it to see it in a larger size).

Dochu-La is an important transition stop on The Land of the Druk Yul photo-expedition's itinerary which I'm leading from October 3 to October 17, 2008.