Kila Nunnery

Buddhist Monastery in Paro to Haa Via Cheli La

Established as a meditation site in the 9th century and reputedly the oldest nunnery in Bhutan, Kila Nunnery is reached via a dirt track from the road between Paro and Haa. Around 50 nuns pursue higher Buddhist college studies in a series of nunnery buildings that are pressed dramatically against the cliffs. Combine a visit here with the scenic hour-long hike from the Cheli La, passing chortens, prayer flags and a delightful stretch of forest en route.