Tour Details

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). Tour operators are not mandated to use a particular trail but the most common trail usually begins from Chaling and ends in Phongmey. Both 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, 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).

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

Distance 4 km
Time 3 hours
Ascent ........... m
Camp Altitude 3,316 m
 

The trail from Damnongchu to Merak goes along the river bank with gradual ups and downs. Over night at Damnongchu Camp.

Distance 5 hours
Time 5 hours
Ascent ........... m
Camp Altitude 3,499 m
 

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.

Distance 16 km
Time 5 hours
Ascent Ascent 633 m
Camp Altitude 3079 m
 

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

Distance 14 km
Time 5 hours
Ascent ........... m
Camp Altitude 2,950 m
 

Time to explore this remote Himalayan village. 

Sakteng to Jyonkhar Teng trek is an easy trek comparing to previous days. It is mostly downhill to Jyonkhar Teng camp.

Distance 17 km
Time 6.5 hours
Ascent ........... m
Camp Altitude 1,859 m
 

he final day. This day is full with ups and down until you reach the road that head to Phongmay. Drive to Tashigang. 

Distance 12 km
Time 5 hours
Ascent ........... m
Camp Altitude 1,981 m

 

GROUP SIZEAny group Size

MEALSFull Board

TRIP ACCOMMODATIONTourist Standard Hotel generally 3 to 4 star category.
ROUTE
Paro - Paro
Jomolhari  Trek
TRIP TYPETrekking - Moderate

TRIP SEASONSSpring and Autumn are the best month
BEST MONTHS

April,  October, November
GOOD MONTHSMarch, May, September

LEAN MONTHS December, 

Note:

INCLUDED
  • Bhutan Royalties, tourists fees, Visa fees and taxes.
  • Accommodations in listed or similar hotels (pleasant hotels 3-4 star type) during the tour and in tents during the trek.
  • All meals, including evening tea/coffee etc through-out the trip.
  • All land transfers, sightseeing with entrance fees.
  • Experienced Trekking Tour Guide.
  • Bottled water in the vehicle and other camp servces.
  • During the trek:
    Fully-serviced camping trek
    Provided during the trek: tents (sleeping, dining Kitchen and toilet tents), trekking mattresses, small air pillow, Hot-water bag, Pressured Altitude Bag for altitude emergencies, Pony to carry luggages, Basic Medical Kit.Cook and assistants accompany the group. All meals, beverages and snacks are provided.
     
NOT INCLUDED
  • Flights in and out of Bhutan.
  • Personal trekking gears such as sleeping bag, clothing, shoes etc.
  • Sleeping bags are available for small cleaning fee.
Please Note : Although we pride ourselves in constantly maintaining our programme the above mentioned programme is subject to change without prior notice.

MST - MERAK SAKTENG TREK

6N / 7D
Departure Dates
& Place
Price
31-Dec-17 3N/3D Paro $ 0.00
30-Nov--1 5N/9D Paro $ 0.00
01-Jan-19 3N/3D Paro $ 0.00
30-Nov--1 9N/9D $ 0.00
30-Nov--1 5N/6D Paro $ 3000.00
30-Nov--1 11N/12D Paro $ 0.00
30-Nov--1 2N/3D Paro $ 0.00
30-Nov--1 1N/2D Paro $ 0.00
30-Nov--1 6N/7D Paro $ 0.00
30-Nov--1 3N/4D Paro $ 0.00
30-Nov--1 5N/6D Paro $ 0.00
30-Nov--1 24N/25D Paro $ 0.00

The above Discounted Tour Price is as of now, will change as the seats fill. The Discounted price is inclusive of USD.

and Euro/USD/AUD component and is calculated at today's rate of exchange.Prevailing rates will be applicable at the time of booking/balance payment
Taxes Extra

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