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Trekking in Bhutan – Druk Path Trek, Dagala, Jomolhari

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Trek Duration
18 DAYS
Trek Season
MAR-MAY, SEP-NOV
Trek Grade

Merak Sangteng Trek

Situated at an altitude over 3,500 meters, the exotic valleys of Merak and Sakten have been home to the Brokpas for centuries since their displacement from Tsona in southern Tibet. The nomadic indigenous group of eastern Bhutan, the Brokpas seasonally move their herds of livestock from the lower valleys in the winter to the higher pastures in the summer.

While polygamy is a prevailing practice as well, marriage among Brokpa couples is a convergence of practical consideration and sacred responsibility, with elaborate rituals to seal the union. Like the rest of Bhutan, they are fond of archery and are skilled in the games of accuracy. Women are particularly well known for their singing and they love to perform from their wide range of repertoire of festive songs dedicated to gods and goddesses, as well as the universal themes of nature, youth and old age.

TREK HIGHLIGHTS

  • Bhutanese government opened up Merak Sakten in 2010 and so far very few trekking groups have visited this remote region in Eastern Bhutan.
  • The people living in Merak Sakten area are semi-nomadic Drokpas, they speak a different dialect, have their own deities and wear a unique style of dress.
  • This 11 days trek has varied scenery with mountain views of the eastern Himalaya range.

ITINERERY OUTLINE

  • Day 1: Arrival Paro
  • Day 2: Thimphu Sightseeing
  • Day 3: Thimphu - Gangtey
  • Day 4: Gangtey Sightseeing
  • Day 5: Gangtey to Bumthang
  • Day 6: Bumthang Sightseeing
  • Day 7: Bumthang to Trashigang
  • Day 8: Radi to Charbaling
  • Day 9: Charbaling to Merak
  • Day 10: Merak to Sakteng
  • Day 11: Sakteng Sightseeing
  • Day 12: Sakteng to Jyonkhar
  • Day 13: Jyonkhar to Phongme
  • Day 14: Trashigang to Bumthang
  • Day 15: Bumthang to Punakha
  • Day 16: Punakha to Paro
  • Day 17: Paro Sightseeing
  • Day 18: Departure

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PRICE INCLUDES

  • All transfers including airport collections at Paro
  • Twin share hotels while in Bhutan
  • All meals included while in Bhutan
  • Twin share tents while on trek
  • All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, tents, Bhutanese guide, pack animals and cook

DETAIL ITINERERY

Day 1: Arrival Paro

Arrival Paro International Airport
Elevation: 2,280 m

Welcome to Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Touching down at Paro International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide upon exiting the arrival hall. Today, we will take it easy to acclimatise to the altitude. Drive to Thimphu, check in to the hotel and let’s have your first taste of Bhutanese cuisine and some light sightseeing in Thimphu if possible.

Overnight Hotel

Day 2: Thimphu Sightseeing
Day 3: Thimphu - Gangtey
Day 4: Gangtey Sightseeing
Day 5: Gangtey to Bumthang
Day 6: Bumthang Sightseeing
Day 7: Bumthang to Trashigang
Day 8: Radi to Charbaling
Day 9: Charbaling to Merak
Day 10: Merak to Sakteng
Day 11: Sakteng Sightseeing
Day 12: Sakteng to Jyonkhar
Day 13: Jyonkhar to Phongme
Day 14: Trashigang to Bumthang
Day 15: Bumthang to Punakha
Day 16: Punakha to Paro
Day 17: Paro Sightseeing
Day 18: Departure

Trek Map

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