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Highest roads of Bhutan

The Kingdom of Bhutan is a very mountainous country located in south-central Asia, on the eastern ridges of the Himalayas. It is about 47,000 kilometres - roughly the size of Switzerland. The country is a rugged land of steep mountains and deep valleys.

It’s bounded by India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Tibetan autonomous region of China. Many mountain peaks in northern Bhutan reach heights of over 7.000 meters. Bhutan ranges in elevation from 100m along the indian border to the 7.554m Kulha Gangri peak on the Tibetan border. The climate in Bhutan is extremely varied.

 Mountain pass ElevationDistrict Surface 
Chele La3.796m (12,454ft)ParoAsphalt
Thrumshing La3.752m (12,309ft)LhuntseAsphalt
Thrimshing La3.682m (12,080ft)BumthangAsphalt
Shertang La3.573m (11,722ft)BumthangAsphalt
Pele La TV repeater3.568m (11,706ft) Wangdue PhodrangGravel
Yotong La TV repeater3.521m (11,551ft) BumthangGravel
Yotong La3.436m (11,272ft)Bumthang Asphalt
Pele La3.423m (11,230ft)Wangdue Phodrang Asphalt
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