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Chele La Pass, Paro
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Marvel at snow-clad rugged mountain peaks surrounding you at Chele La Pass, one of the highest observation decks in Bhutan and the highest one you can reach by a motor vehicle. Standing at 3,988 m (13,084 ft), the highest motorway in the country offers spectacular views of mountains and valleys with yaks grazing in the distance. Observe a thick forest of poles with fluttering prayer flags next to the road, which locals put up to scare demons. The two-hour ride from Paro runs through thick forests, passing scenic waterfalls, rivers, and rare flowers. Bring some warm clothes. Make Chele La Pass a part of your Paro vacation plans using our Paro family vacation planner.
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  • Can get mighty cold here, but the view makes it totally worth it. And the lady selling shawls, purses and other things is really sweet. Theres also a vehicle selling hot watery chai and noodles 
  • Stopped at Chele La on our way to the Haa Valley where there were a crowd of travellers, all of whom had stopped to take in the views, wander around the many fluttering prayer flags or just grab a sna...  more »
  • On the way to the Haa Valley, a beautiful drive up and over, especially on the Haa side. Great views over both the Paro and Haa valleys and the pass itself is scenic because of all the prayer flags of...  more »