The Chelela Pass at 3988 meters separates Paro and Haa valley. It is one of the highest motor able passes in the country. Traces of animism culture still prevail and mountain passes across the country are considered sacred and often marked with a Buddhist stupa and colorful prayer flags. The 35 kilometer drive from Paro to the highland is ideal for a day excursion. If the weather permits, tourists can catch a spectacular view of the Mount Jomolhari and the Paro valley.
From Chelela, tourists can continue west and descend to explore the Haa valley or return to Paro. From the pass, there is a hiking trail along the ridge.