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MERAK SAKTENG TREK Merak-Sakteng stands out as a distinct attraction in Bhutan. Unlike anywhere else in the country, it offers a visitor to experience a unique semi-nomadic lifestyle, culture and vernacular in one of the most scenic pastoral valleys in the protected area of Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary (SWS) in Trashigang Dzongkhag (District), in Eastern Bhutan. It is a moderate trek (between 1,500m and 4,100m) traversing through the semi-nomadic villages of Gengu (3400m), Merak (3500m), Sakteng (2800m), Thakthi (2200m), and Joenkhar (1700m). The most common trail usually begins from Chaling and ends in Phongmey. Both of these Geogs of Merak and Sakteng are an important watershed for Ngere Ama chu and Gamri chu rivers respectively. The campsites have been designed aesthetically to blend with local architecture and ambiance. Enclosed by a stonewall (with a gate to bring in the ponies to unpack trekking paraphernalia), the campsite is equipped with facilities such as tenting sheds, toilets, kitchens (in some), dining area and water supply. A signage describing the location, altitude, forest type, fauna, and additional hiking trails in the locality, distance and time to next camp welcomes a visitor to each campsite. Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary The trek lies within the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary (SWS). It was created in April 2003 with a strong agenda for conservation and to protect the unique assemblage of biological and cultural diversity in the region. It covers an area of 650 km2 and is bordered by the Indian State of Arunachal Pradesh (Tawang) in the north and east, Phongmey Geog and Kangpara Geog in the west, and Shingkhar Lauri Geog in Samdrup Jongkhar. It is connected to Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary by a biological corridor, a part of the Bhutan Biological Conservation Complex (B2C2).

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Day wise Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Chaling - Damnongchu

    The trek to Merak will start from Chaling, following an unsealed road from Rangjung. Damnongchu camping area is located after Mindrula which lies at about 3,316m / 10,880ft.  

  • Day 2 : Damnongchu - Merak

    5 hours, camp altitude 3,499 m
    The trail from Damnongchu to Merak goes along the river bank with gradual ups and downs.
    Over night at Damnongchu Camp  

  • Day 3 : Merak - Miksa Teng

    The trek from Merak to Miksa Teng is long and of medium difficulty. It will pass through the beautiful Nagchungla pass (approx 4,100m / 13,451ft). The campsite is located in a clearing surrounded by rhododendron trees.

  • Day 4 : Miksa Teng - Sakteng

    Trek to Sakteng from Miksa Teng is easy making your way through beautiful woods with a short climb before reaching Sakteng.
    Overnight at Camp

  • Day 5 : Sakteng Day Halt

    Time to explore this remote Himalayan village

  • Day 6 : Sakteng - Jyonkharteng

    6 and 1/2 hours, camp altitude 1,859 m
    Sakteng to Jyonkhar Teng trek is an easy trek comparing to previous days. It is mostly downhill to Jyonkhar Teng camp.

  • Day 7 : Jyonkhar Teng - Phongmay

    5 hours, camp altitude 1,981 m the final day
    This day is full with ups and down until you reach the road that heads towards Phongmay. Drive to Trashigang.

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  • Trashigang, Bhutan, Asia

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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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