March – June & September – November
Minimum 2 person required
Merak Sakten Trek was opened only in 2012 after three decades of inception of tourism in Bhutan and so far very few trekking groups have visited this remote region in Eastern Bhutan. The trek passes through the twin village of Merak and Sakten lying above 3000m from the sea level. The trek which passes through Sakten Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to endangered snow leopard and red panda, Himalayan bear, Himalayan red fox and indeed legendary yeti. The people living in Merak Sakten area are semi-nomadic yak herders with a unique and fascinating culture in the world. They speak a different dialect, have their own deities and wear a unique style of dress. They wear headgear made of yak-hair with five tentacles designed to draw away the rain.
19KM | 7-8 HOURS | 2217M ASCENT | 230M DESCENT | CAMP ALT 3124M
14KM | 5 HOURS | 396M ASCENT | CAMP ALT 3520M
16KM | 5 HOURS | 633M ASCENT | 1073M DESCENT | CAMP ALT 3080M
14KM | 5 HOURS | 81M ASCENT | 310M DESCENT | CAMP ALT 2950M
17KM | 7 HOURS | 74M ASCENT | 1291M DESCENT | CAMP ALT 1800M
12KM | 5-6 HOURS | 346M ASCENT | 942M DESCENT
Michael & Anne-Marie, USA
We are completely satisfied. Every aspect of our trip was handle expertly. We were so please with the trek and the amazing team you put together Pema, Tshewang, Thukten, Galey and Namgay were all so pleasant and fantastic – what a great vacation. Thukten is extremely talented. His food was consistently delicious. All trekking gears was excellent- we had very comfortable trek, thanks to the staff. Thank you for helping us in a pinch and providing sleeping bags for the trek. It was wonderful and unexpected treat to spend some time with Pema’s family and friends in Sakteng. We love Bhutan.
Timothy, United Kingdom
We wanted to experience Bhutan’s culture and nature. Bhutan Travelers provided us a good mixture of these two. We had a wonderful trek with amazing views and got the chance to witness a number of ceremonies along our cultural part of the trip. The food on trek was of good quality and lots of variety (only the mean was a bit less good , but that had to do with lunar month). We would highly recommend Bhutan Travelers.
PHONE & CELL