Welcome to Trashigang to Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary
Most people heading out this way are trekking to and between the twin villages ofMerak and Sakteng, each the centre of its own secluded valley within the 741 sq km Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary. The two villages are home to the Brokpas, a semi-nomadic ethnic group and traditionally yak herders by trade. Katie Hickman gives a good description of her visit to the region on horseback in her travelogue Dreams of the Peaceful Dragon. The Merak-Sakteng Trek and the villages and their homestays are best reached on foot, but the ongoing road construction has shortened the trek to just a few days.