This 3 day/2 night trek is rated EASY so is suitable for beginners although still requires a reasonable level of fitness. It commences from the Paro town and terminates north up the valley. It is recommended between March to early June and late September to November. The maximum altitude is 3,700 metres.
Day 1. Chele La Nature Trek
Paro to Chonana, distance 14kms (altitude 3,500m)
The trek begins from the Hotel Olathang in Paro. Most of the day is a gradual climb through pine forests and farmland featuring some delightful farm houses. The view of the Paro valley from the trail is superb.
Overnight Tented Campsite.
Day 2. Chele La Nature Trek
Chonana to Domsela, distance 16kms (altitude 3,700m)
This is a superb trekking day, where you continue to ascend for about 5 hours to Chele La (pass) at 3700 metres, allowing for plenty of stops along the way. The trail leads through forests filled with many species of primula and rhododendron. After crossing the pass trek along the ridge and, weather permitting, views of the eastern Himalaya range can be excellent.
Overnight Tented Campsite
Day 3. Chele La Nature Trek
Domsela to Kyichu/Paro, time 5 hours.
The journey is downhill all the way today and follows the old trail between Haa Valley and Paro Valley. Trek through dense forests and ending at the revered Kyichu Lhakang in the Paro valley. This temple, one of the oldest in Bhutan, boasts an orange tree that perpetually bears fruit in the courtyard.
On completion of trek transfer by road to Paro town to your overnight accommodation.