Chele la trek
Moderate - Hard
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Chele La Trek rated as moderate to hard adventure is suitable for those who wish to experience high Himalayas within a short span of time.
On this trek, you will have enchanting view of Mount Jumolhari, Jichu Drake and Tsherimgang mountains. You will also have distant view of Mount Kanchenjongga of Sikkim. The first day of the trek, commences from the Haa Valley at 2670m. We walk north of the Haa Valley through country-side against the stream through yak summer grazing land. After making the last steep ascent for an hour we arrive out campsite at Sagala at 3550m. The last two days of the trek is a walk along the high ridges that offer amazing views of Mountains and Valleys of Paro and Haa beneath. The last leg of the trek is a steep ascent till the Kung Karpo at an altitude of 4350m. Its famous sky burial marked by stone cairns and old mediation hut.
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6 KM | 3 HOURS | 450M ASCENT | CAMP ALT 3150M
Your trek begins in the Haa Valley (2670m) through an unpaved motor road for less than hour keeping yourself on the left side of the villages. Taking the trail on the right side of the village, you will climb up gradually through yak herders camp till you will be met by two different trails. (The trail towards the left that goes to the summer yak herding camp and to the border of China is to be avoided). We take the right trail to make your final climb towards your camp at Sagala (3150m).
9KM | 6 HOURS | 700M ASCENT | 250M DESCENT | CAMP ALT 3850M
Begin climbing up for 30 minutes to Sagala pass, which on clear weather, you will have superb views of Mount Jumolhari (7314m) and Jichu Drake (6989m). From the pass, walk on the right side of the trail. After making several ascents and descents, walking through the trails of rhododendrons and meadows, you will finally be on the top of the ridge at 4435m, which offers great views of Haa Valley below. Making occasional ascents and descents through forests of hemlock and juniper, you will reach at your camp at 3850m.
11KM | 6 HOURS | 500M ASCENT | 360M DESCENT
Descending for few minutes and following the ridge through meadows and yak herder’s camp, we climb uphill through the forest of tall rhododendrons toward Kung Karpo Sky Burial at 4350m. The view of Haa valley is spectacular as you climb up through these stone cairns to Kung Karpo. From the sky burial, you will be walking up and down with panoramic view of Paro valley on left and Haa Valley on right. The view of Kila Goenpa Nunnery below is also spectacular. Walk further downhill until you reach Chelela pass (3990m), which is one of the highest motorable passes in Bhutan. Your vehicle will be waiting here to transfer you to Paro.
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