6 Days

Per Person

  • Moderate
  • Tour
  • Nepal


Chele La pass trek is one of the best trekking experience at an altitude of (3781 m, 12412 ft.) and is one of the uppermost pass located in Bhutan. This trek is ideal for those intense nature lovers where you would be trekking to the beautiful forests.

As in spring, it is fascinating as you get to observe the rhododendron and the Primula flowers blooming all over. From this pass, you get the spectacular views of Paro and Haa valley including the Himalayan views like Jomlahari, Jichu and several other peaks of Bhutan.

The journey begins with a scenic flight to Paro. During our flight, we get the splendor views of the mountains of Mount Chomolhari and Jichu Drake. After landing at Paro, we will be roaming around the city visiting several landmarks like Ringpung Dzong (the largest fortress), monasteries, Kichulhangkhang (temple) and the Drugyal Dzong. From the top of this Dzong, we get to view Mount Chomalhari very clearly.

Next day, we will be hiking to the famous - Taktsang monastery, situated at the high cliff. Most of the travelers admire this spot very much and it is also called as Tiger Nest Monastery. Next, we drive to the beautiful Haa valley and start our trek heading to the Sang La pass. The next day, we head to Ningula, where on the trails, we again get to spot the beautiful Mount Chomolhari and Jichu Drake and pass through rhododendron forests.

Continuing our trekking, we reach our main destination - Chele La pass, where we will be ascending uphill through the forest, from where we get the spectacular view of the Haa valley. On the way, we will be visiting Kila Gompa and after reaching Chele La pass and spending some time there, we then drive to Thimpu and the subsequent day, we depart to our destination.

This trek is flawless in early March to June and late September to November. We Accent Himalaya arrange this trekking in every season as per the client’s holiday schedule. This trekking is relatively short, graded as moderately difficult but anyone with sound health can do this trekking without having previous experience of the trek. For more information or if you want to inquire more about this trek, please feel free to contact or email us.

Below we list you our itinerary for Chele La Pass Trek:

Detail Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival and sightseeing in Paro (2,250m/7,382ft)

As our flight near Bhutan you will be enjoying the marvelous view of the Himalayas as well as the sacred peaks of Bhutan Chomolhari and the Jichu Drake peaks. Reaching the airport our representative of the Accent Himalaya will welcome you and take you to the respective hotel. Then we will have a lunch and then we will start our tour where we will be visiting heap of jewels- the Ringpung Dzong after that we will be visiting the ancient temple of Bhutan- Kichu Lhangkhang. Next we will be visiting the Drugyal Dzong which was constructed in 1646 to celebrate the victory over the Tibetan invader in 1600s and from here we will get to view the second highest mountain called Chomolhari which is at 7314 meters but only if the weather is clear we will get to spot. We will spend our night in Paro.

  • Meal: Lunch and Dinner

Day 02: Acclimatization hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery: 4-5 hours

After having our breakfast we will be hiking to the famous monastery of Bhutan known Taktsang monastery or simply as Tiger nest monastery. This monastery is located at the precarious cliff at 3180 meter which is above the Paro valley. We will have our lunch at the restaurant which is situated on the midway up to the mountain. After exploring the monastery in depth we will retrace back down to the valley and retrace back to Paro. We will spend our night in Paro.

  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 03: Drive from Paro to Haa, trek to Sagala (3150m/ 10,334ft), trek starts: 6 km, 3-4 hours

Today early morning we will drive to the beautiful Haa valley crossways to the Chele-la pass which is at 3810 meters and here we will be meeting our trekking leader and then we will begin our trekking and on the way we will come across the yak herders camp. After that we will pass through two different ways as we will be taking the right-hand side way where we will be ascending to our camp which is situated beneath the Saga la pass which is at 31500 meters. We will spend our night in camp at Saga La pass.

  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04: Trek from Sagala pass to Ningula (3,850m/ 12,631ft):9 km, 6 hours

Today we will be ascending to Saga la pass which is at 3550 meters and from here we will get the magnificence view of mount Jumolhai and the Jichu Drake peaks. After that we will be passing through the right side way. Descending and ascending several times we will then walking through dense rhododendron and meadow forests after that we will finally reach the top of the ridge where we will get the marvelous view of Haa valley. After that we will descend and ascends via juniper and hemlock forests and then we will reach to camp. We will spend our night in Ningula.

  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05: Ningula to Chele La pass (3,988m / 13,084 ft.), drive to Thimphu (2,320m/7,610ft), trek ends: 11 km, 6 hours

For a few minute we will be descending on ridge via meadow and reach the yak herder camp. After that we will ascend uphill via the dense forest of rhododendron trees and meadows festooned by stone cairns towards Kung Karpo pass. As you ascend through the cairns you will get the stunning view of the Haa valley. Then trekking through the ridges we will finally reach Kung Karpo.  After that we will be hiking downward where you will get to enjoy the stunning view of Haa and Paro valley and the Kila gompa nunnery. Until we reach the Chelela pass we will be trekking downwards through dwarf rhododendron trees and Buddhist prayer flags and reaching the Chele-la pass you can spot our vehicle waiting for us and then our driver will drive us to the capital city of Bhutan- Thimpu. In the evening we will be wandering the streets of Thimpu and observe the local people and their lifestyles. We will spend our night in Thimpu.

  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06: Final departure

Today it is time to say goodbye to the small Himalaya kingdom and the cordial people. The representative of the Accent Himalaya will drop you at the airport three hours earlier than your flight schedule.                                   

  • Meal: Breakfast