Merak Sakteng Trek

Destinaton Route

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Highlight of Tours

  • Return Air Tickets included ex Bangkok or Kathmandu with all the taxes
  • Explore the valley of happiness .
  • Traditional Bhutanese Welcome with Khadar (white scarf)
  • Visit the most famous of monasteries – Taktsang Monastery - ‘Tiger’s Nest
  • Variety meals arrangement for local Bhutanese, India, & Chinese cuisine to suits your appetite
  • Visit to Local Farm House to see how Bhutanese farmers live and have chance to taste the local rice wine “ara”.
  • Try your hand in making of Chili Cheese (Ema-datshi) Bhutanese Signature Dish
  • Dress yourself in Bhutan local Dress “Kira and Goh”
  • Unlimited Mineral Water during Sightseeing in Bhutan
  • 01 Complementary Personalized Posting Stamp (Each Person).

Day 01:Trashigang-Chaling - Donmang Chu

19km / 6-7 hours / 2000m ascent 230m descent

Highlights: Towns of eastern Bhutan, people, culture, flora and fauna

On the first day, you will take a scenic drive through Rangjung town and Radhi village from Trashigang for about ninety minutes to Chaling. Your trekking crew and pack animals will join you at Chaling.

At the onset, the trek is a gradual climb towards Shaktimi meadow. Along the trail, you will see huts of yak herders dotted along the hill side and yaks and sheep grazing. As you ascent further, you will reach Mendula Pass, at an elevation of 3354m. After you cross this pass, the trek for the rest of the day is a gradual descend through forest filled with rhododendron trees till Donmong Chu, your camp for the night at 3124m.

Day 02: Donmong Chu-Merak

14km / 4-5 hours / 396m ascent

Highlights: Gangu village, Merak, people, culture, landscape, flora and fauna.

Your destination is Merak, and the trail follows the river. Apart from the final leg of the trek, it is a fairly easy hike along flat landmass. Right after you ascend, you will reach Gangu village. In another 45 minutes you reach Merak, located at an altitude of 3520m. From your campsite located before the village, you can have a spectacular view of the nearby mountains and village. You have sufficient time to visit the village and interact with the people.

Day 03: Merak - Miksateng

16km / 5-6 hours / 633m ascent 1074m descent

Highlights: Flora, fauna and Chorten Ningpo

In what is the toughest day of the trek, you will need to ascend until you cross the Nachungla pass, the highest of the trek at 4153m. The trek begins with a gradual uphill climb as you move from Merak, until the first pass at 3900m. A spectacular view of the entire Merak valley can be seen from here. It is also the pass from where you see Merak for the last time. Having crossed the pass, you will be trekking through outgrowths of juniper and rhododendron forests, finally reaching Nachungla pass. You will then descend to Miksateng at 3079m, your camp for the night.

Day 04: Miksateng-Sakteng

14km / 4-5 hours / 80m ascent 310m descent

Highlights: Flora, fauna, Sakteng village. You may spot some red pandas.

The trek starts with a gradual descend till a river. You cross the river and follow its banks for a few hours, before gradually climbing to a hill adorned by a small Chorten (Stupa) overlooking Sakteng valley. From this ridge, you will be descending and camp on the outskirts of Sakteng village, at an elevation of 2950m. You may spot red pandas along the trek, if you are lucky.

Day 05: Discovering Sakteng

Highlights: Sakteng village, people, culture, flora, fauna, landscape

It is a priceless day for you as you avail the opportunity to visit Sakteng village, interact with the people and get to know the lifestyle and unique culture of this ethnic group. The people are a friendly lot and would willingly pose for photographs.

Day 06: Sakten - Joenkhar Teng

17km / 6-7 hours / 75m ascent 130m descent

Highlights: People, culture, flora and fauna

It is a slightly longer journey today and thus, you will be leaving the camp early. You climb up to a small hill at the western end of the village and then descend to the river, after which you will be walking alongside the river through forests filled with broad leaf trees. We will arrive at our camp for the night at Joenkhar Teng village (1733m), situated on a hillside. The village comprises of people belonging to the Brokpa tribe as well as people of eastern Bhutan (Sharchopas). It also has a community school and an outreach clinic.

Day 07: Joenkhar Teng-Phongmey-Trashigang

12km / 5-6 hours / 350m ascent 950m descent

Highlights: Phogmay village, Rangjung Monastery and town, people, culture.

The last day of the trek begins with a short climb through Joenkhar Teng. You will need to cross few suspension bridges and take short up-hill walks, until you reach Phogmay. Your vehicle will be waiting there and you will be driven to Trashigang. On the way, you will visit the Rangjung Monastery, founded by His Eminence Garab Rinpoche.

After reaching Trashigang, you can take a stroll along the town. The night halt will be at a hotel in Trashigang.

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LOW SEASON: January, February, June, July, August, December
Destination Minimum : 2 PAX Minimum : 4 PAX
HIGH SEASON: March, April, May, September, October, November
Destination Minimum : 2 PAX Minimum : 4 PAX

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