Chele la Pass is the highest motorable point after Dochula Pass in Bhutan , sitting 3,988 metres (13,083 ft) 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. Built in the 1990s, thea asphalt road is narrow and steep, with sharp turns and sheer drops.
A 2 hours drive from paro will take you to Chele La pass, The road towards the pass is through lavish valleys, pine and rhododendron woods. Chele la pass is popular in Bhutan for offering stunning view of snow topped Himalayan Mountain Range like the great Mount Chomolhari. With an elevation of 7329 mt Mt Chomolhari otherwise called “Mountain of the Goddes” is the most holy top in Bhutan. Chele la Pass with its astonishing vista of snow topped mountain extend and tranquil feel has gotten one of the must visit puts in Bhutan.
The route towards the pass is through lush valleys, pine and rhododendron forest. Chelela pass is famous in Bhutan for offering the panoramic vista of snow capped Himalayan Mountain Range like the magnificent Mount Chomolhari. With an altitude of 7329 mt Mt Chomolhari also known as “Mountain of the Goddess” is the most sacred peak in Bhutan. Chelela Pass with its amazing vista of snow capped mountain range and serene ambiance has become one of the must visit places in Bhutan.
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Best Time to visit Chele La Pass
One can visit the pass anytime but it is advised to devoid the winter season as during the time road are covered with snow and mostly unacceptable through regular car.
Among April and June, one can appreciate a wonderful climate alongside blossoming rhododendron spread over the energetic scene of the valleys encompassing the pass.