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Hike-to-Kila-Nunnery-from- Chele-La-Pass :

Hike to Kila Nunnery begins from Chelela Pass, the highest motor-able road in Bhutan, set at an altitude of 3810 meters. It takes about one and half hour (65 Km) drive from Paro town to reach Chelela Pass.

The drive from Paro to Chelela pass would be through a winding road over the dense pine forest, the view is spectacular.

This hike is marvelously beautiful. April, May, September, October and November are ideal times to take up this hike. In summer due to rainfall and fog the hike is not comfortable on all days, but on sunny days you will be greeted by thousands of wild flowers .The winter will be too cold.

The hike is not strenuous. You will be hiking through the forest of rhododendrons and wild flowers. This is also a good place to hunt for blue poppies, the national flower of Bhutan.  If we are lucky we will also encounter various species of birds. The most common one would be monal pheasant, blood pheasants, spotted laughing thrushes, Blue Magpies and white throated redstart.

After one and half hours of hiking you can get the glimpse of kila nunnery , hanging on the edge of a mountain cliff.

It is a wonderful feeling being there, you could just feel the cloud floating beneath your feet.

Time Taken: 2 Hours


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