Starkly beautiful unexplored region, home to semi-nomadic herdsmen

Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary

Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary (SWS), is located in the remotest part of eastern Bhutan, covering approximately 700 sq km and joined through a biological corridor to Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary in the south of the country.

Starkly beautiful unexplored region, home to semi-nomadic herdsmen

SWS has a wide altitudinal range from 1,600m to over 4,000m, with eco-systems varying from cool temperate broad-leaved forests to temperate coniferous forests and alpine meadows; providing habitat for over 200 different species of trees, shrubs, herbs and plants including endemic species including the Eastern Blue Pine, Black-rumped Magpie and Blue Poppy (Bhutan’s National flower), 160 species of mammals and approximately 150 species of birds.

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Our Accommodation Ratings

Opulent: Exceptional, unashamedly the best of sheer luxury. (£££££)

Luxury: Outstanding levels of 5* comfort, hospitality and facilities. (££££)

Premium: Excellent levels of comfort and hospitality and a wide range of facilities. (£££)

Mid-Range: Good levels of comfort and hospitality, with a reasonable range of facilities. (££)

Simple: Clean and simple, no frills. Often in areas of natural beauty or near wildlife reserves. (£)