Chele La Pass
Chele La Pass
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Neelam Khandagale
Pune, India8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
It is highest memorable road in Bhutan connecting Haa Valley and Paro. The pass is surrounded by mountain ranges from all the sides. We got to see the snow capped mountains and suddenly experiennced the snow fall also. Different coloured flags add beauty to the place. Winds are very speedy. We enjoyed coffee and Maggie also. A lady was selling some handicrafts at reasonable price than elsewhere.
One must carry sweaters, hand gloves and caps.
As the road is zig zag you may feel like vomiting.
Written 26 April 2023
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BOOK BHUTAN TOUR
Thimphu, Bhutan437 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Chele La is the highest motorable point in Bhutan, sitting 3,988 metres above sea level, between the Haa and Paro valleys. The pass is located 35 km from Paro and 26 km from Haa on the Bondey-Haa Highway.
Written 2 April 2023
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yakholidaysintl
Thimphu3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This is a must visit site on the way to Haa valley from Paro. To enjoy the scenery and views, one must travel in the morning or evening. You can also see Mt. Jomolhari if the weather is clear. The view from the sky burial site above the pass is even better.
Written 10 March 2023
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Namgay Adventure Travels
Thimphu, Bhutan295 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Kila Nunnery is a place of great spiritual significance. I found it to be mesmerizing, tranquil, and deeply inspiring. The peaceful and secluded atmosphere, combined with the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains and forests, creates a powerful and contemplative environment that can be conducive to meditation and self-reflection.
Written 19 January 2023
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Shiranee G
Colombo, Sri Lanka16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Our final day in Bhutan was magical. We drove to Chelila pass in the morning through snow covered forests. The birds were there to greet us-blood pheasant, Magpie, Kalij pheasant,Nut cracker and many others. Horses of all hues were also enjoying the scenes.It was an exhilarating experience and my friends left their foot prints on the snow to mark their presence.
Written 17 March 2020
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hara r
Los Angeles, CA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I loved coming here and just taking in the beautiful views. We came here 1st thing in the morning, and there was not another tourist in sight, which made the experience even more relaxing.
Written 12 March 2020
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TinWS
Roseville, California35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
We were driven to the lady monastery retreat nearby for a visit and then hike foe about 1.5 hour to this pass where our minivan tour waits for us. Unique view and experience, windy and chilly. But be careful if you have high altitude sickness.
Written 5 March 2020
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Shilpa_Lakhani
Mumbai, India71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Chele La Pass, is a half day trip from Paro. We had kept aside one day to go to Chele La and then proceed to Haa valley. But the day we were to go, it had snowed there the night before so our driver, said lets drop it. Because I had never seen snow, I requested him to take us till the spot where he is comfortable driving and I'm so glad we did. Driving through freshly snowed pine trees and beautiful mountains that look like a yummy vanilla ice-cream and chocolate sauce concoction, it was beyond dreamy. The road to Chel-La pass is the highest motorable road in Bhutan, so you can only imagine the view at up-top. And though we were only there for a very short period as the temperature was hitting a minus 6...it was by far the highlight of our trip
Written 6 February 2020
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Abhijit_284
Kolkata (Calcutta), India86 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
On 2nd of Jan 2020, morning we went to this place from Paro. Its an average looking spat compare to Dra chu la Pass it is nothing . On the above only one toilet facility is available ( yes its paid one) and you have wait in the queue if wanted to use
Written 3 February 2020
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Tapojyoti Bhattacharjee
Jamshedpur, India219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Chele La Pass, situated at an altitude of 3988 metres (13083 feet) above MSL and at a distance of about 36 kms from Paro Town on the Paro-Haa highway is a must visit place in Bhutan for all tourists, who can withstand the bitter cold and the breathlessness at high altitude. This pass is the highest motorable road in Bhutan separating two valleys Paro and Haa. The journey through the road, covered with snow was very exciting and memorable with fantastic views on either side. As the sky was clear during our visit, we could see the most sacred mountain peak of Bhutan, Jumolhari , having an altitude of about 22000 feet above MSL. We did not see any human habitation in that area. Only a mobile Fast food/Tea/Coffee/Snacks vehicle was seen stationed there to cater to the needs of the visiting tourists.
Written 20 January 2020
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