Druk Wangyel Festival in Dochula

The Dochula Druk Wangyel Festival was initiated in 2011 to commemorate His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and the Armed Forces’ victory over Indian insurgents residing in southern Bhutan in 2003. The festival takes place at Dochula Pass, 22 km from the Capital. The Druk Wangyal Lhakhang was built over a period of four years (2004-2008) under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo.