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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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  • We visited Chele La Pass in March'17 while driving from Punakha to Haa as well as from Haa to Paro on two consecutive days. Initially when we started from Punakha, our driver, Mr. Amit Mondal (+918972...  more »
  • The wind whistling through the prayer flags will be your main memory of this pass. Lookout for the pickup van shop!  more »
  • This place in all travel forums has been undermined. Chelela Pass is not to be missed. It's about 36 kms from paro towards Haa Valley. Once you reach on top you can see lot of mountain peaks and also ...  more »