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Chele La Pass, Paro

4.6
#1 of 20 in Outdoors in Paro
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. Plan to see Chele La Pass and other attractions that appeal to you using our Paro online tour planner .
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  • The 38km drive up to the top of the pass at 3988 meters is a treat in itself, with many photo opportunities, though I would not relish driving it myself! There is a pleasant easy walk at the top which...  more »
  • A continual winding road up to the top, which takes you to an altitude of 3888 meters. The hilltops are covered in prayer flags. There are some small and longer hikes are available at the top, which m...  more »
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  • If you are visiting Bhutan just after a snow fall (1 week is also okay). You must visit this place. It's very very beautiful.
  • A winter wonderland I would say. Thanks to the recent snowfall a few days ago the pass route was blocked I went as far as I could before our car started to skid and we turned back for our safety. Beautiful pass I would say I do recommend a visit.
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