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Sakteng is located in Bhutan
Location in Bhutan
Coordinates: 27°23′N 91°52′E / 27.383°N 91.867°E / 27.383; 91.867
Country Flag of Bhutan.svg Bhutan
District Trashigang District
Time zone BTT (UTC+6)

Sakteng is a town in Trashigang District in far eastern Bhutan.[1] The nearby Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary is named after it.

In popular culture[edit]

Sakteng was featured in an Imogen Heap song and video Climb to Sakteng officially published in 2014 as part of the album Sparks. It documents the families of the village carrying power poles up the mountain as part of the successful 2012 effort to electrify their village.


  1. ^ "NGA GeoName Database". National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Archived from the original on 2008-06-08. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  • Armington, S. (2002) Bhutan. (2nd ed.) Melbourne: Lonely Planet.

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Coordinates: 27°23′N 91°52′E / 27.383°N 91.867°E / 27.383; 91.867