Chele La Pass

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  • Address: Paro, Bhutan
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Mountain, View Point, Family And Kids, Nature

Chele La Pass - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Chele La Pass

  • Chele La Pass Address: Paro, Bhutan
  • Chele La Pass Timing: 24-hrs
  • Chele La Pass Price: Free
  • Time required to visit Chele La Pass: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Chele La Pass

  • 95% of people who visit Paro include Chele La Pass in their plan

  • 46.15% of people start their Chele La Pass visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Chele La Pass

Monday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chele La Pass

People normally club together National Museum Of Bhutan and Motithang Takin Preserve while planning their visit to Chele La Pass.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Chele La Pass, Paro Reviews

  • Great place for an outing. Also an easy place for anyone to reach to the treeline within a short walk from the highway. Many beautiful high altitude flowering plants also can be seen.

  • Heavenly place. But i felt breathing problem as it is the highest point on Bhutans' roads. It is the high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.796m (12,454ft) above the sea level, located in the Paro District of Bhutan. But i just loved the view very much. Wish to go there one more time.

  • Situated at a height of 13084 ft this mountain pass is highest motorable pass in Paro -Haa Valley route . There is nothing here except hundreds of prayers flag and a board proclaiming that you are at highest pass . Weather plays tricks here all the time. However your biggest price here is a small truck owned by a local selling hot beverages like Soup , Coffee , Tea etc.

  • Great place Must on once itenary Could also See Tigers Nest from here if weather is clear

  • Very beautiful way this place.we reached as soon as possible to the pick point but didn't reached to the top just because at that time snowfall had started we are very lucky to seen this.

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Chele la pass
  • On 5th may 2018 ,i want to go to chese la from Paro and back on the same day to Paro.what is the mode of travel and what is the cost per person?

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    • The preferred mode of transport is car or taxi. However, some buses are also available on this route. For calculating the cost and other information you can check Chele La Pass 

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