Kila Gompa Nunnery

Kila Goempa nunnery or Chele la Gompa is located on the cliffs below Chele pass at about 3,500m. There are around seven small temples and several retreat huts built into a dizzying sheer Cliffside, where between 30 to 70 nuns live in self-imposed isolation. They rarely get visitors, as the hike up from the main road takes almost an hour each way, through forest and steep slopes. There is also another trail descending from Chelela pass at 3810m down the slopes to Kila that takes between 1-2hrs. The drive till Chele la pass from Paro is around 35km and takes around one and half hour and takes less than an hour, if you are coming from Haa. There are great views from here of Paro valley below, a view of Jele Dzong across on the far ridge and also seen to the north, are Mt Chomolhari and Jichu Drake on a clear day.