This is a moderate trek that will pass through semi-nomadic villages. The trek begins at Chaling and ends in Phongmey. Merak Sakteng is unique in the sense that it allows visitors to experience a semi-nomadic lifestyle and culture, like nowhere else in the country. The valley is in the protected area of Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary in Trashigang Dzongkhag, in Eastern Bhutan.
DAY 01. Guwahati – Samdrupjongkhar
Once you land in Guwahati Airport, in India; about 3 hours drive from Samdrupjongkhar (Bhutanese border town to India), you will be met by your guide, who will escort you to Samdrupjongkhar. In the evening, enjoy some leisure time to explore the town. Dinner and over night stay at hotel in Samdrupjongkhar.
DAY 02. Samdrupjongkhar – Ranjung
There will be a 7 and half hours drive to Rangjung. Hot pack lunch near a nice location by the roadside. Admire the view of diverse flora and fauna. On reaching Rangjung check into hotel, then enjoy leisure time to explore Rangjung. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
DAY 03. Ranjung – Shetimi (Merak Sakteng Trek starts)
4 hours Today the trek officially starts! From Ranjung, drive to Chaling, where horses and cooks will be waiting for you; and from which point the trek begins. Dinner and over night stay at the camp at Shetimi.
DAY 04. Shetimi – Merak
Start the trek to Merak, where houses are crowed up at a hillside at an altitude of 3400m. In the late afternoon, after reaching the camp, explore the Merak village. Dinner and over night stay at the camp.
DAY 05. Merak – Meserteng
5-6 hours The journey for today will be about 5 to 6 hours. Cross the Nyakchungla at 4300m. From the pass, descend utill campsite at Meserteng. Dinner and over night stay at the camp, Meserteng/Rinagpo.
DAY 06. Meserteng – Sakteng
3-4 hours Short and east trek today. Lunch will be served upon reaching campsite in Sakteng. Then, explore the Manirong, Tengma and Pusa village. In the evening, enjoy a dance program organized by the local people for your benefit. It is common for the local people to come pay a visit to the campsite with ‘Tshogchang’, local alcohol. Dinner and overnight stay at Sakteng.
DAY 07. Sakteng halt
Today, no trekking! It is a day to explore the Sakteng and Brongmang village. Also visit Borangtse and Kushu Guru Lhakhang. Lunch and dinner will be served at the camp or one of the farm houses in Sakteng.
DAY 08. Sakteng – Takhti
5-6 hours Today, trek to Takthi. Stop to enjoy a hot packed lunch and continue the trek to the campsite in Takthi.
DAY 09. Takhti –Joenkhar
5 hours Trek to Joenkhar. Once at said destination, enjoy leisure time in the evening to explore surroundings. Dinner and over night stay at campsite in Joenkhar
DAY 10. Joenkhar – Phonmey – Rangjung (End of trek)
3-4 hours Trek to Phonmey, where lunch will be served and officially the end of the trek. Car and driver will be waiting for you there, and part ways with horsemen and cooks. Drive to Rangjung, once there, enjoy evening at leisure. Dinner and over night stay at Hotel.
DAY 11. Rangjung – Trashiyangtse (day excursion)
After breakfast, drive to Trashiyangtse. Visit Gomphu Kora Lhakhang, the old dzong of Trashiyangtse on the way. At Trashi Yangtshi, see the Chorten Kora and Trashi Yangtshi town. After lunch, you will drive back to Trashigang. Dinner and over night stay at Trashigang hotel.
DAY 12. Rangjung – Samdrupjongkhar
Drive to Samdrup Jongkhar. At Khaling, visit the weaving center, place for young girls to learn the art of weaving and also the natural dyes, used in their textiles. Enjoy a hot pack lunch, and continue journey to Samdrup Jongkhar. In the evening, meet the Indian driver, who will escort you to Guwahati Airport. Dinner and over night stay at S/Jongkhar.
DAY 13. Samdrupjongkhar – Guwahati
The guide will bid you farewell. Then the Indian driver will escort you back to Guwahati, on a 3 hour drive.Tashi Delek!
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The following information will help you to plan your dream trip to Bhutan.
1. When and how to visit Bhutan?
Choose your traveling date like Arrival/Departure date. You also need to choose entry/depart Bhutan via AIR or LAND.
By Air: Druk Air, the national carriers is the only service operator in the kingdom and operates several flights per week from Bangkok (Thailand), Delhi & Kolkata (India) and Kathmandu (Nepal) to Paro (Bhutan). The Paro International Airport is located about an hour and a half drive from Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.
Paro airport is daylight restricted, and the flights are totally dependent on the weather. As a result, sometimes flights are delayed. It is therefore a good idea to keep at least 24 hours of transit time for connecting flights out of Paro. You might also want to consider traveling on a non-restricted ticket so that if you miss a connecting flight, you can be rerouted or seated on the first available carrier.
Sometimes flights into Paro are disrupted because of unfavorable weather conditions. If this occurs, the flight will stop for the night at the transit airport. To be prepared, you may want to carry your essential personal items in your carry-on luggage.
By Land: Phuentsholing, a Bhutanese town in the southwest has road access to India. It is located about 170 km from the Indian domestic airport at Bagdogra, West Bengal. Phuentsholing is about 172 km from Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan and is about 6hours drive distance. And S/
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All the tours can be customized and extended as per our valued client’s requirements. There are sample itineraries for your kind reference and it will give you some general idea of the likely trip scheduled.
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After confirming your reservation, we need the scanned copy of member’s passport.
Please remit us full payments and send us the copy of remittance paper via email. Visa will not be accepted without full payment.
We will send you the flight ticket copy and Visa Clearance Copy prior to your departure to Bhutan via email. You need to print out and carry along with you.
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Trip Length: 07 nights/08 days
1pax = USD 3250
2 Pax = USD 3150 per person
3 Pax & above = USD 2050 per person.
The above price is inclusive of the followings:
- Government Royalty USD 65/person/night
- All government Taxes.
- Lodging (3* hotel – Twin Sharing)
- Meals (Three Meals a day)
- Comfortable Land Transportation within Bhutan.
- Service of guides (English Speaking)
- Camping Equipment & Haulage of trekking tours.
- Visa Fee of USD 40/person
- Mineral Water
- Tea/coffee with snacks ever evening at hotel
- Trying and wearing of our Traditional Costumes and photo shoot.
The above price shall be exclusive of the following:
- Travel Insurance Coverage
- Medical Expenses
- Sleeping bags on treks.
- Tips to guide and driver, others
- Personal bills and others