Chele la Pass

Chelala pass is Located at 3988mtes, between the valley of Paro and Haa, the highest road pass in the country.  Popular for short excursion (2 and half hours) drive, many tourists are seen visiting the this point. Some prefer driving, some hiking and many wheels down either to Haa or Paro valley in their mountain bikes. The drive to Chele La is through dense forests which gives a very silent and peaceful drive. Depending on season you will get to see various sights such as frozen river, waterfall, rhododendron forest and yaks grazing peacefully.  On a clear day, you can view Mt. Jumolhari(Bhutan’s most sacred peak at over 22,000 ft) along with Jichu Drake and adjoining peaks to the North West, as well as the view of both the valley (Paro and Haa) from the top. You even can do small hike and feel the mountain top freshness.

Few things see on the way are:

 Roadside drub chuu (spring) with rock paintings of Guru Rinpoche and his two consorts.Dzongdrakha Goemba, just two km away it is famous for its large white Nepali style chorten perched stunningly on a cliff ledge. 

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