Merak Sakteng Trek

Day 1: Chaling – Damnongchu

The trek to Merak will start from Chaling reached by following an unsealed road from Rangjung. Damnongchu camping area is located after Mindrula which lies at about 3,316m / 10,880ft. 

Distance4 km
Time3 hours
Ascent……….. m
Camp Altitude3,316 m

Day 2: Damnongchu – Merak

The trail from Damnongchu to Merak goes along the river bank with gradual ups and downs. Over night at Damnongchu Camp.

Distance5 hours
Time5 hours
Ascent……….. m
Camp Altitude3,499 m

Day 3: Merak – Miksa Teng

The trek from Merak to Miksa Teng is long and of medium difficulty. It will pass through the beautiful Nagchungla pass (approx 4,100m / 13,451ft). The campsite is located in a clearing surrounded by rhododendron trees.

Distance16 km
Time5 hours
AscentAscent 633 m
Camp Altitude3079 m

Day 4: Miksa Teng – Sakteng

Trek to Sakteng from Miksa Teng is easy making your way through beautiful woods with a short climb before reaching Sakteng. Overnight at Camp.

Distance14 km
Time5 hours
Ascent……….. m
Camp Altitude2,950 m

Day 5: Sakteng Day Halt

Time to explore this remote Himalayan village. 

Distance………..
Time………….
Ascent……….. m
Camp Altitude…………. m

Day 6: Sakteng – Jyonkhar Teng

Sakteng to Jyonkhar Teng trek is an easy trek comparing to previous days. It is mostly downhill to Jyonkhar Teng camp.

Distance17 km
Time6.5 hours
Ascent……….. m
Camp Altitude1,859 m

Day 7: Jyonkhar Teng – Phongmay

The final day. This day is full with ups and down until you reach the road that head to Phongmay. Drive to Tashigang. 

Distance12 km
Time5 hours
Ascent……….. m
Camp Altitude1,981 m