Chelela Pass, The Highest Motorable Road in Bhutan

By    February 27th 2015    No Comments  Posted in Asia, Bhutan

We are driving to Chelela Pass, the highest motorable roads in Bhutan which locates between the Haa and Paro valley. We are passing continuously through oak trees, at times glimpsing wild fowls with long tail feathers and free roaming yaks, then through snow capped roads climb slowly to the Chelela pass. A milestone placed along the road indicates the highest point on Dantak Road at an altitude of 3988 meter above the sea level. We see a perfect white Himalayan Mountains view from here.

Summit at Chelela  Pass

Summit at Chelela Pass

Panoramic Views of the Mountains

Panoramic Views of the Mountains

At this pass, a good view of Mountain Jhomolhari, one of the most important peaks in Bhutan, is very charming.

View of Mountain Jhomolhari from Chelela

View of Mountain Jhomolhari from Chelela

Mountain Jhomolhari

Mountain Jhomolhari

Just a few steps ahead, the top is marked with rows of colourful prayer flags fluttering in the wind. Uphill are capped with snows, we run into it and starts doing all crazy things. It is a spot for a perfect snap and a great photography.

Getting crazy at Chelela Pass

Getting crazy at Chelela Pass

We look down towards the Haa valley, another 22km descend from this point, but to remain content with the view from here. It is now time to bid adieu Bhutan. We are returning to our sweet home with lots of memories, happiness and a hope to come again in this Land of the Thunder Dragon to visit Haa, Phunaka and Bumthang Valley.