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The Merak and Sakten/Sakteng route or trek was closed for so many years to protect the unique cultural heritage of nomads communities. The nomads are known as Brokpas locally and they have their own local dialects and costumes. Lately, the Government of Bhutan has granted a permission to enter Merak and Sakten/Sakteng district for international visitors. The unique trek to Merak and Sakten/Sakteng enters through the Sakten/Sakteng wild life sanctuary which is one of the nine protected area in Bhutan. This trek is the feast for nature and animal lovers as per the survey conducted by World wildlife fund and confirmed to have 203 species of plants, 119 species of birds, 18 species of mammals such as snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, red panda etc. During this Merak and Sakteng / Sakten trek one can experience the unique living style of high land nomads peoples.

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Day wise Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival at Guwahati – Samdrupjongkhar

    Our representatives from Travel Madness will be waiting for you at the Guwahati Domestic Airport, India. After short introduction of tour guide and driver you will transferred to border town of Bhutan which is 3 hours drive from the airport. Before we check into our pre-booked hotel, complete immigration formalities at Indo Bhutan border will be fulfilled. This evening will be spent in leisure or explore the town on your own.
    Dinner and overnight stay at Samdrupjongkhar.

    • Meals & Drinks : Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 2 : Samdrupjongkhar – Ranjung

    After breakfast, we will drive uphill towards Rangjung which is surrounded by beautiful valleys and driving distance would be 7 ½ hours. On the way lunch will be served as hot packed lunch. After lunch we will then continue on our journey to Rangjung. On reaching Rangjung, we will check into a hotel. Spend the evening at leisure.
    Dinner and overnight stay at Rangjung.

    • Themes : Valley
    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 3 : Rangjung – Shetimi (Merak Sakten/Sakteng Trek Starts)

    After breakfast our car will drop us till the road point at Chaling, where our horses and cook will be waiting for us before trek starts. The trek is short for the day and it will take about 4hours to reach to our camp site.
    Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.

    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 4 : Shetimi – Merak

    After our breakfast, we will start our trek to Merak valley. A hot packed lunch will be provided on the way. We shall then continue our trek to Merak, where the houses are crowed up at a hillside in a altitude of 3400m. In the late afternoon, after reaching the camp, we will explore the Merak village.
    Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.

    • Themes : Valley
    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 5 : Merak – Meserting

    On this day we will cross the Nyakchungla pass, which is 4300m. From the pass, we have to descend till we reach to our camp at Meserteng. The trek will take about 5-6 hours time. Lunch will be hot packed lunch. We will then continue our journey to the camp site.
    Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.

    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 6 : Meserteng – Sakteng

    Today will be the very short and easy trek. The trek will just take about 3-4 hours time. Lunch will be provided after we reach at the camp site,Sakteng. After lunch, we will explore the Manirong, Tengma and Pusa village. Evening, we will organize the dance program by the local people. There are chances that the local people may come to see us. This is called ‘Tshogchang’, where they will bring the local alcohol called ‘Ara”.
    Dinner and overnight stay at Camp.

    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 7 : Sakteng Halt

    This day will be marked by exploration of the Sakteng village and Brongmang village. We will also visit Borangtse and Kushu Guru Lhakhang Monastery. Lunch will be served at the Camp or one of the farm houses in Sakteng.
    Dinner and overnight stay at camp.

    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 8 : Sakteng – Takthi

    We will trek to Takthi on this particular day. The trek will take about 5-6 hours time duration. Lunch will be served as hot packed lunch. After lunch we’ll be on our trek to the camp.
    Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.

    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 9 : Takthi – Joenkhar

    We’ll have about five hours trekking today and enjoy hot packed lunch on the way. After lunch we’ll continue our trek till Joenkhar. This evening will be spent at leisure.
    Dinner and overnight stay at Camp.

    • Themes : Trekking
    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 10 : Joenkhar – Phonmey – Rangjung (End of Trek)

    On this particular day we will trek to Phongmey. The trek is for about 3-4 hours. This trek will end at Phongmey. Our car and driver will be waiting here for us. We will bid goodbye to our trekking staff, horse men and other members. Hot packed lunch will be served at Phongmey. Later drive to Trashigang. We will again spend the evening at leisure.
    Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

    • Themes : Trekking
    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 11 : Trashigang – Trashi Yangtse (Day Excursion)

    After breakfast we will take a drive to Trashi Yangtse town which is 58 Kms away. We will then visit to the Chorten Kora (Stupa), Zorig Chusum (Painting School) and on the way back visit the Gomphu Kora. Later in the evening we’ll return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
    Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 12 : Trashigang – Samdrupjongkhar

    After breakfast we will drive to Samdrup Jongkhar. Enroute to Khaling, we will visit the Khaling weaving center. Here we will see the young girl’s learning how to weave and also see how the the natural dyes are prepared which they use in coloring their textiles. After this visit hot packed lunch will be served. After lunch we’ll go on the onwards journey to Samdrup Jongkhar. In the evening, we will meet with our Indian driver, who will take you to Guwahati Domestic Airport which connects Delhi and Kolkata city.
    Your Bhutanese guide and driver will bid you farewell during the dinner time. Or they may do so in the next morning before leaving Bhutan. We wish you a very safe journey and we hope to see you again in Bhutan some day.

    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 13 : Samdrupjongkhar – Guwahati (Exit / Departure)

    After morning breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Guwahati airport for your onward journey. The drive will takes about 3 hours. Your enchanting Bhutan tour ends here.

    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Inclusions

  • Hotel

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Package Start From

  • Thimphu, Bhutan, Asia

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Terms & Conditions

Payment Terms & Methods :
* Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
* Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation & Refund Policy :
* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
* Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.

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Travel Madness Pvt is managed by travel professionals who have vast experience in the tourism industry and we are specialized in the tailoring programs to the taste and interests of individual’s travelers and smaller groups. The itineraries mentioned in this site are suggestions of what can be experience within the Himalayas of Bhutan, India, Nepal and Tibet. You can organize and book your trip through Travel Madness from the comfort of your home. Our main office is based in Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan and we have our own branch office set up in Taipei(Taiwan) and Kuala Lumpur(Malaysia) to cater to our valuable customers in the Far East region. Our team consists of dedicated professionals with English speaking guides certified by the Tourism Department. French, Japanese and Chinese speaking guides can also be arranged at additional costs provided advance information is given. Our motto is to service our valued customer with personnel touch and ensure safety and comfort at a reasonable cost during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you to experience your holiday with us. Read More...

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