Merak Sakteng Trek Tour


Package Duration 7 Days / 6 Nights
Pacakge Validity N.A.
Destination Covered Chaling - Donmang - Merak - Miksateng - Sakten - Jonkher Teng - Phongmey
Package Cost On Request

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Tour Itinerary :

Day 1: Chaling to Donmang

Distance: 18-19km
Time: 7-8hr
Ascend: 2217m
Descend: 230m

The first day of the trek starts with a drive from Trashigang to Chaling through Rangjung and Radi villages. These villages are known for weaving (Raw silk). You can stop on the way back to see and learn the procedures of weaving. The trek ascends gradually through a pasture land for Yaks and Sheep with herders’ huts secluded in the middle of the ground. Mendu La pass marks as final ascending and from here the trail descends through Rhododendron forest till the campsite in Donmang.

Day 2: Donmang to Merak

Distance: 14-15km
Time: 4-5hr
Ascent: 396m
Descent: 0m

Follow the trail along the river bank enjoying the views and nature. The trail leading to Gangu Village is the only parts with a gradual ascend and continuing the journey from Gangu will take about 45 minutes to reach Merak. The campsite is located near the village and it has good views of the local mountains and Merak village.

Merak is a small village where the community is predominated by unique race well known as Brokpas “Highlanders”. The main activities of these Highlanders are rising of the domestic animals.

Day 3: Merak to Miksateng

Distance: 16km
Time: 5hr
Ascent: 633m
Descent: 1074m

Start early as it’s going to be a harsh day of the trek. The trail ascends gradually from the campsite till the first pass where you can have the last glimpses of Merak valley. From the pass, the trail to the Nachung La pass is through Juniper forest decorated with Rhododendron trees. The trail descends till the campsite at Miksateng.

Day 4: Miksateng to Sakten

Distance: 14km
Time: 5-6hr
Ascent: 81m app.
Descent: 310m

The trails descends from the campsite leading to a river and after crossing it, follow the trail along the river bank till you ascend gradually to a small pass with a Chorten facing towards Sakten valley. Look out for Red Panda while descending from the ridge to Sakten valley; a big open space surrounded by heavily forested mountain. The campsite is near Sakten village.

Day 5: Rest day at Sakten

It’s worth spending an extra day in Sakten to explore especially their lifestyle and unique culture.

Day 6: Sakten to Jonkher Teng

Distance: 17km
Time: 7-8hr
Ascent: 74m
Descent: 1291m

Start early from the camp as it’s going to be a longest day of the trek. The trail passes through a small pass Munde La. There are couple of small ups and downs through broad leaf forest till Joenkhar Teng. The campsite of Joenkhar Teng is at the river side.

Day 7: Joenkhar Teng to Phongmey

The last day of the trek crosses few suspension bridges including one stiff climb of one hour before reaching Phongmey village. Your transport will be waiting here to transfer you to your hotel in Trashigang. You can break the journey in Rangjung to visit Rangjung monastery and weaving (Raw silk).


Tour Detail :

In the Far East, the Sakteng National Park was set up to look after the Migoi (or Yeti). No Migoi has been found in the area but it may be encountered between Tang nad Lhuntsi valleys (Rodong La).

The trek starts from Chaling (2hr drive) from Trashigang. A couple of villages along the road are worth a visit. This 7 days trek traverses through Merak and Sakteng with unique culture, rich History and friendly people.

Includes :

  • Hotel
  • Transport