Chele La Pass, Paro

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Address: Paro, Bhutan

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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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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Chele La Pass, Paro Reviews - Write a Review

  • Wow great to be there... Please carry enough drinking water and dry food if you wanna stay more time.

  • Nice view and a very small trek for fun. Less probability of finding snow. Best part less crowd so you can have peaceful time.

  • A fantastic experience made even more adventurous by high-speed winds buffeting us while we were surrounded by literally thousands of prayer flags. The route to Chele La Pass was paradise itself, verdant, wild , filled with flowers and swaying mosses dangling from centuries old virgin forest.

  • Very beautiful place. A good trek on either side of the road.not rating five since there is no restroom/ any other facility here.

  • Fantastic place...very cold and windy throughout the year...Mount Jumolhari can be seen very clearly from here...

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