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Chele La

Siva Ilankumaran
Chele La Pass is the highest road pass in Bhutan, located at 3810m between the valley of Paro and Haa. It is an 1 and ½ hour journey from Paro. People prefer biking and cycling this valley. The pass offers stunning view and is considered as sacred place. The place will be filled with flags of varying colors. Tying flags on this valley in memory of dead peoples for their pain free after life and to bring luck for the living ones.There are 5 different colors of flags in total which serves varies benefits. It is believed the sacred hymns written on the flags are carried by the wind. The old worn flags are removed and burnt regularly.The pass has no cafes but only a few pickup vans to form a makeshift tea stalls which offers prepared teas, coffees, momos and instant noodles.Memorial Chorten:
mohit katyal
Day 6:After having your Breakfast one can visit Paro Dzong and after that go to chelala pass after passing through scenic drive. It is at 14000 ft you can see spectacular views of Haa and Paro valleys from thereSpend some time there ..enjoy such a beautiful weather and serene mountainsComing down from there enjoy riverside view of pochu riverNow there is travel of around 6 hours from paro to phuentsholing/ JaigaonStay at jaigaon is cheaper as compared to phuentsholing
Saheli Bera
This is the highest motor able pass in Bhutan and one has to drive up round the Paro valley through dense spruce and larch forest to reach Chele La. As I visited Bhutan in spring, this uphill journey was flanked by thick masses of white Rhododendrons on both sides. Horses were grazing in the pasturelands. The view at the summit were just breathtaking and worth the effort to travel from Paro. In Autumn season, if you go there on a clear day, you can get spectacular views of Mt. Julmohori and Haa valley to the north west.
Sinjana Ghosh
We were late by an hour on our first day of sightseeing and we set off for Chele la Pass, which at 3988m elevation is the highest point on the famous Dantak road. It was a 2 hour uphill drive to this point, a path speckled with scenic beauty of the densely covered forests and view of the snow covered mountain peaks of the Himalayas. The point is marked with colorful flags fluttering in the wind, which are believed to keep demons away and colorful rhododendrons that shine under the bright sun.
Next day we headed for Paro. We went to Chelela Pass and the Paro Museum.Paro is the site of the country’s only international airport.