The first stop after leaving Thimphu on the way to Punakha is Dochula at 3050 meters or 10,007 feet. Only a one-hour drive from Thimphu, it offers visitors their first glimpse of the central-eastern Himalayan range, especially on clear winter days. The beauty of this place is further enhanced by the Druk Wangyal Chortens-108 stupa built by the eldest Queen Mother Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk. For the tourist the place is an ideal location to capture beautiful pictures of Himalaya mountain range during clear warm days.