Sakten and Merak trek in east Bhutan

This is a 6 day trek in the east of Bhutan, opened to tourists only a few years ago. Inhabitants are semi-nomadic and have their specific clothes and habits. The nature is untouched.

I found a local agent willing to have a small group, he’ll take us from Guwahati airport in north-east India, driving to the border with Bhutan, organising all the trek with camping, all equipped, and after the trek some sight seeing in the seldom visited area. He’ll drive us back to Guwahati too.

All travel for tourists in Bhutan has to be organised by a local agent, and dealing directly with him is making it relatively cheaper. We are just two, so we want to have some more, to share this unique trip.

Here is an official description of the trek with more information:

Merak-Sakteng stands out as a distinct attraction in Bhutan. Unlike anywhere else in the country, it offers a visitor to experience a unique semi-nomadic lifestyle, culture and vernacular in one of the most scenic pastoral valleys in the protected area of Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary (SWS) in Trashigang Dzongkhag (District), in Eastern Bhutan.

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Duration 13 days
StartGuwahati airport, India
FinishGuwahati airport, India
Budget$3280 per person