Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary (SWS) is a 650 km square national park in the far eastern region of Bhutan, bordering the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. The sanctuary is adorned with a diverse ecosystem ranging from warm broad leaf forests to alpine meadows. It is home to some of the rarest wildlife species in the country, such as the Red Panda and Himalayan Monal Pheasant.
From the two largest villages in the sanctuary, Merak and Sakteng, hails Bhutan's most prominent highlanders, the semi-nomadic people called Brokpas, also known as 'men of pastures'. Brokpas have a unique lifestyle and culture.
Really appreciate YANA's professional organization of the entire trip. Could not imagine how a trekking trip could such be well organized - more or less like a 5-star hotel with the only difference of we were at more than 3,000 above sea level. Special thanks to Yeshey and the chef who had given tons of assistance when I was descending due to attitude sickness. - Simon Liu, Hong Kong