Top New Trips for 2011: Geographic Expeditions -- In Search of Bhutan's Yeti: The Merak Sakteng Trek
Experience the wonders of Bhutan’s newly opened far east on this exciting tour and trek with Geographic Expeditions.
Geographic Expeditions: In Search of Bhutan’s Yeti: The Merak Sakteng Trek
The yeti (or migoi, as it is called in Bhutan) is extremely, perhaps vanishingly, rare. But the idea of the migoi packs a lot of interesting cultural heft. In fact, the migoi is important enough to the Bhutanese that way out in Bhutan’s far east, they’ve created a national park dedicated to its protection. Our new 18-day tour and trek (which staffer Michael Steigerwald was recently one of the first outsiders to make) gives us an ultra-lovely look at the quintessentially Bhutanese cultural and scenic treasures of Punakha, Phobjikha, and Bumthang, and takes us into far, far eastern Bhutan for a typically top-notch, quintessentially GeoEx trek in the new park—which, in addition to being prime migoi habitat, is also a beautiful and spectacularly rare Himalayan experience.
In Search of Bhutan’s Yeti: The Merak Sakteng Trek: April 11-28, Oct. 24-Nov. 10; from $5,450.