Merak Sakten Trek

Merak-Sakteng treks stands out as a distinct attraction in Bhutan. It is moderate trek starting from 1500m to 4100m starting from the nomadic villages of Gengu 3400m. During this trek you will meet with the people who have lived their life in high land from many generation and get to know their unique culture and the way of life. Also you will come across Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary. It was created in April 2003 for conservation and to protect the biological and cultural diversity in the region. It is around 650 km2 area 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.

Season for Treks: March, April, May, September, October, November.

Trip Name Discover Bhutan
Duration 14 Nights & 15 Days
Trip Type Trekking
Rate From USD 2648

Day 1     Arrival in Paro – Thimphu (1 Hrs)
Day 2     Thimphu sightseeing
Day 3     Thimphu to Punakha (2.5 Hrs)
Day 4 Punakha Sightseeing
Day 5    Punakha – Paro (3.5 Hrs)
Day 6     Paro sightseeing
Day 7     Paro to Tashigang (fly to Tashigang)
Day 8     Ranjung –Chaling – Damnongchu (Trek start). Distance: 15k, walking time: 7h, sleeping altitude: 3088m.
Day 9     Damnongchu – Merak. Distance: 11k, walking time: 5h, sleeping altitude: 3500m.
Day 10     Merak – Miksa Teng. Distance: 19k, walking time: 7.5h, sleeping altitude: 2865m.
Day 11   Miksa Ten – Sakten. Distance: 10k. walking time: 3.5h, sleeping altitude: 3000m
Day 12   Sakten – Jyongkhar Teng. Distance: 16k, walking time: 7.5h, sleeping altitude: 1860m.
Day 13   Jyongkhar Teng – Phongmay/Radhi/-Ranjung (Trek end. Distance: 13k, walking time: 5h,sleeping altitude: 19800m.
Day 14   Tashigang – fly Back to Paro.
Day 15   Departure.

Day 1 Arrival in Paro – Thimphu (1 Hrs)
After Arrival Transfer to Thimphu.
Thimphu Sightseeing,
Visit National Memorial Chorten
visit National Textile Museum,Zhorig Chusum, school where 13 different arts are practiced and learnt
Folk Heritage Museum,
Stroll Thimphu city.
Overnight in Thimphu. Altitude 2400m

Day 2 Thimphu sightseeing
view Trashi Chhoe Dzong (Thimphu Fort)
Hike to Cheri Goenpa/Tango.(hike takes about 45 mins one way)
River side Picnic Lunch.
Traditional paper making center
Takin’s mini zoo,
weaving centre.
Thimphu Dzong
Overnight in Thimphu. Altitude 2400m

Day 3 Thimphu to Punakha (2.5 Hrs)
Dochula pass at 3050m.
Hike to Chimi Lhakhang, Temple of fertility
Punakha Dzong (fortress)
Longest suspension bridge
Souvenir making center
Overnight in Punakha. Altitude 1350m.

Day 4 Punakha – Sightseeing
Hike to Khamsum Yulay Namgyal Chorten, (45 Minutes hike)
River Rafting
River side Picnic Lunch.
Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Choeling Buddhist College for Nuns.
Overnight in Punakha. Altitude 1350m.

Day 5 Punakha to Paro (3.5 Hrs)
National Museum
Ta Dzong (watchtower).
Paro Dzong
Kitchu Lhakhang (Temple)
Overnight in Paro. Altitude 2200m.

Day 6 Paro Tiger Nest hike
Hike to Tiger Nest Monastery.4 hrs hike
Hot Stone Bath
Paro City.
Overnight in Paro. Altitude 2200m.

Day 7 Paro to Tashigang (Fly out)
Sherabtse College
Explore little Tashigang town
Overnight in Trashigang. Altitude 1400m.

Day 8 Ranjung trek Camp
Drive Chaling to Damnongchu (Trek start). Distance: 15k, walking time: 7h, sleeping altitude: 3088m.Drive to Rangjung to Chaling is about 15 kms
Damnongchu will be first halt.10,880ft).

Day 9 Damnongchu – Merak. Distance: 11k, walking time: 5h, sleeping altitude: 3500m.
Merak village
Beautiful Nagchungla

Day 10 Merak – Miksa Teng. Distance: 19k, walking time: 7.5h, sleeping altitude: 2865m.

Day 11 Miksa Ten – Sakten. Distance: 10k. walking time: 3.5h, sleeping altitude: 3000m

Day 12 Sakten – Jyongkhar Teng. Distance: 16k, walking time: 7.5h, sleeping altitude: 1860m.

Day 13 Jyongkhar Teng – Phongmay/Radhi/-Ranjung (Trek end. Distance: 13k, walking time: 5h,sleeping altitude: 19800m.

Day 14 Tashigang – Paro (Fly Back).

Day 15 Departure.

PACKAGE INCLUSION:

  1. Visa Fees USD# 40/- single entry
  2. Sustainable development fee USD # 65/- per night per person
  3. All the government taxes.
  4. Three star hotel with all meals (APAI) (4 & 5 star Hotel are available in supplement cost)
  5. One English speaking guide entire your tour for your sightseeing
  6. Trekking: Full Board (Ponies, Chief, Helper, Horse Man, Trekking Guide, Sleeping Tent, Kitchen Tent, Dinning Tent, Toilet Tent and Sleeping Bag)
  7. Trekking route permit
  8. Private comfortable car with driver for entire your tour including pickup and drop to airport
  9. Medical Pick/drop and check up in Emergency
  10. Entrance fees to events, historic sites, museum, and park
  11. Complimentary bottle drinking water entire your tour
  12. Complimentary 1 tourist SIM (4G) in a group
  13. Complimentary Archery and Darts game
  14. Complimentary Bhutanese dress wearing and photo sessions.

PACKAGE EXCLUSION:

  1. Airfare ( International or Domestic)
  2. Alcoholic products
  3. Travel Insurance
  4. Personal Shopping
  5. Tipping to staffs
  6. Laundry
  7. Any other outdoor activities which are not mention in inclusion.
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