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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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  • A 2-hour drive from Paro takes you to one of the highest vantage points, Chele La Pass. In winters, you will encounter frozen rivers, waterfalls, alpine flowers and snow on the way to the pass. From P...  more »
  • We visited in March 2015 and Chelela Pass was a sudden plan for us. Situated at a height of 3,988 meters, it is one of the highest view points in Bhutan, from where you can cherish the dominant views ...  more »
  • This is the highest road pass in Bhutan at 3988 metres, however, that might be slightly over exaggerated by nearly 200 metres. Nevertheless, the views are just stunning of Mt Jhomolharu as well as Par...  more »