Chele La Pass, Paro

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  • Address: Paro, Bhutan
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Mountain, View Point, Family And Kids, Nature
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About Chele La Pass, Paro

Tuck yourselves in your warm clothes for this one; you’ll be able to feel the temperature drop as you gain altitude over the course of your two-hour thickly-forested drive from Paro. In winters, you will come across waterfalls, frozen rivers, alpine flowers and snow on the way to the pass.

The Chele La Pass is one of the highest vantage points in Bhutan, from which you can marvel at commanding views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains and valleys while the Himalayan yaks grazing in the horizon, dotted with electricity pylons. A 2-hour drive from Paro takes you to one of the highest vantage points, Chele La Pass. A botanical paradise, you’ll also be able to spot sacred mountains Jomolhari and Jichu Drake as cascades of wild roses, purple and yellow primulas and swathes of deep blue iris drape the forest floor.

At a height of 3,988 metres, the Chele La Pass is not to be underestimated – chilly and windy, try and make it here before packed in your warmest clothes for some of the most gorgeous views to be had in Bhutan.

Chele La Pass Information

  • Wear and bring warm clothes – don’t underestimate how cold it gets here.
  • Make sure you are acclimatised to high altitudes as altitude sickness is a common affliction.
  • Keep hydrated – bring bottled water and snacks.

How To reach Chele La Pass by Public Transport

  • By Road: By Bus or hired car from Thimpu
  • By Trekking

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  • Situated at around 3988m above mean sea level, this is the highest pass connected through a motorable road. You also get to do some hiking in the area around it. Please carry drinking water, eatables and warm clothes with you as it is quite windy during the hike. Just 50 m above this place you reach hill top - a great place to camp n meditate !

  • Top ten places to visit in Bhutan. Keep water, food and warm clothes with you. Can visit mountain nearby

  • At 13000ft above sea level and the highest pass in Bhutan it cannot be any better. A must visit place if you ever visit Bhutan. You can view the highest peak of Bhutan from here. A DSLR is a must if you wish to capture the depths of beauty of this scenic location. Plus we found snow on the way which made the journey more wholesome.

  • It's an amazing place.. if ur lucky and visit in the morning during winters you'd get to see snow covered roads.

  • This is the place I found Best in my Bhutan visit, During my visit in Jan 2018, I did not find snow anywhere in Bhutan but on the way to this it was there, streams were frozen and it was very amazing place. Do NOT miss this place. Please remember there is one stream around 10 km prior to this, it was fully frozen and you can enjoy in it. In fact route to chele LA from Paro is the main attraction. You can get Tea and some Bhutanese drink in the Pass as well.

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