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Chele La Pass

Situated at the topmost range of Bhutan, Chele La Pass is the highest vantage point of Bhutan where the temperature drops down to freeze the blood inside you. If you are in a mood to enjoy the eclectic beauty of the Himalayas under the fat layers of cosy winter jackets, Chele La Pass must be the place where you should visit. A straight gateway to the Himalayas, Chele LA pass, has more to offer. Two hour’s drive from Paro Valley will take you to the highest vantage point, Chele La Pass. It is situated at an elevation of 13000 feet in the Himalayas of Bhutan. Chilly and wintry, Chele La Pass is also an ideal trekking point for mountain lovers.


Chele La Pass is situated 35 kilometres from the Paro valley. Situated in between the Haa and Paro valley, Chele La Pass offers an exclusive motorable exit for the trek lovers. The pass provides a sacred view of Mt. Jumolhari and Jichu Drake Mountains. Covered in snow and red roses, the Chele La Pass is a beautiful sight for the eyes. With fogs draped around its entire valley, the pass gives a clear view of its adjacent mountains on sunny days. Wild flora and plants cover the valley which makes it an ideal place for road excursions.

Reasons to visit:

The first attraction of Chele La Pass is the trekkers. This pass is a paradise for trekkers. Situated at an elevation of 13000 feet, in between the Haa and Paro Valleys, Chele La Pass is a place you must never miss. Three days trekking camp sets off across the pass very often. It is a 2 hours road drive from the Paro Valley. Paro valley to Chonana, Chonana to Domsele and Domsele to Kyichu or Paro, covers the entire trekking zone in Chene La Pass. Besides trekkers, tourists and visitors along climb off to Chene La Pass to enjoy a chilling scenic beauty of exotic Himalayan Mountains.


Entry Guidelines:

Chele La Pass is an open space for everyone to step in. Visitors generally climb up to Chele La Pass and on their way back, visits the Takstang Monastery. There is no entry fee for the pass. While you drive off to the Chele La Pass, make sure that you leave the place long before the sun sets for the day because of for evening, the place is stiff enough to give a tough drive time. With chilling and foggy climate, don't forget to drape yourself in the warm layers of winter jackets to avoid being sick.

Where to eat:

Not many restaurants are available from Paro Valley to the Chele La Pass. You can get hold of some cafeterias and soup stalls which stand to offer some warmth to your journey. Bhutan is quite close to India, hence finding Indian food is not a touch job. From your way back from Chele La Pass, you can stop to enjoy an Indian meal by the local street restaurants. Tea, Coffee, Soups, Indian bread with some vegetables are easily available.

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