Milke Danda Trekking

The Milke Danda trek is a remote, popular trekking destination lies in the eastern part of Nepal between the third’s highest mountains in the worlds, Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m) and Mt. Makalu (8463m). This long and high forest ridge divides the Arun and Tamur valley. This trek transports you to Paradise that is full of bright and vibrant flowers. Milke Danda is well known for having the highest diversity of national flower of Nepal, Rhododendron. Out of 32 species of Rhododendron are found in Nepal 29 can be found in Milke Danda that is why this trek is also called as Rhododendron trek.

The Milke Danda trek offers substantial chances to explore culture, traditions, vegetation, geography, great Himalayan views including Mt Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and various kinds of flowers including Nepal’s national flower, Rhododendrons. February to April and October to November are the best time to travel this area as during this time you can see the greater varieties of flowers.
Trip Code: MDT62
Starts: Basantapur
Finishes: Tumlingtar
Duration: 14 Days
Difficulty: Easy
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 16
Seasons: Mar-May,Oct-Nov
Elevation: 3124m/ 10249.3ft
Trip Views: 1004
Activities: Trekking
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury
Special Discount: 5 %


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Breakfast: 13
Lunch: 11
Dinner: 10
Car
Jeep
Hotel: 3 Night(s)
Teahouse: 1 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 7 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 2 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • It is a Teahouse trek
  • Lies in the remote eastern part of Nepal
  • Divides the Arun and Tamur Valley by this Forest Ridge
  • Can see 29 species of Rhododendrons during this trek
  • Explore culture, tradition, lifestyle of local community with the natural beauty and the great Himalayas
  • Spring and summer seasons are the best time to travel this area as during this time flowers will be blooming and you can enjoy this beauty.

Why this Trip

  • Imagine a view of some of the tallest and majestic Himalayas, now imagine a hill covered with a dense forest of florid flowers and the Himalayas in the background. It is quite a scene, straight from the land of fantasy but in the real world, you can get the equivalent view in Milke Danda. Milke Danda is a treat to the eyes of people who love nature, Himalayas, hills, and flowers in particular. This trek is carefully crafted to give you a beautiful trekking experience in the faraway lands of eastern Nepal. If you are a nature lover, botanist, or simply a trekking enthusiast who love to see varieties of flowers including rhododendrons, encounter mystic culture, and spectacular mountain views then you should definitely consider this trek.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL
    We will be delighted to welcome you at the airport. Make yourself comfortable and our representative take you to the hotel. You need to take a good rest as this day is the beginning of a new adventure. We will be glad to meet you at the dinner table.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport pick up
    • Thamel tour
    • Cultural Show
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
    This day is for a guided city tour. You will get to explore three or more cultural heritages according to your preference and the availability of the time. Meanwhile, we will arrange all the necessary documents for the tour or trekking.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Private Transportation
    • Entrance fee
    • Local food
    • Food and wine tour(Optional)
  • placeDAY 3 : DRIVE TO BASANTAPUR (2200M) VIA DHARAN
    On the third day of the trip, we will drive towards Basantapur which is our today’s destination. Basantapur and Dharan are the beautiful places of Eastern Nepal situated in 2200m above the sea level.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Private transfer to Basantapur
  • placeDAY 4 : TREK TO CHAUKI (2700M)
    Today we move forwards toward the Chauki. Passing through the beautiful rhododendrons forests and viewing Tamur Koshi, Arun Koshi and Makalu we reach our today’s destination and take a rest in that area.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 5 : TREK TO GHUPHA POKHARI (2930M)
    Early morning today we head towards the Ghupha Pokhari which lies at the altitude 2930m. After crossing the Manglebare, Balukho and Srimani we can see the two small lakes at Lamo Pokhari. Again, without wasting time from there we will head towards the Ghupha Pokhari where we will reach after crossing Bamboo huts.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 6 : TREK TO MILKE DANDA (3124M)
    After breakfast at Ghupha Pokhari, we move towards the Milke Danda which lies at the altitude 3124m above the sea level. From there we can see the different scenery and explore it.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 7 : EXPLORE MILKE DANDA
    Today after breakfast we will go to explore the whole day at the Milke Danda from where we can see the great Himalayas, natural sceneries and different varieties of flowers

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 8 : TREK TO BHALUKHOP
    After breakfast at Milke Danda, we head towards the today our destination at Bhalukhop. During the trek, we can view the different flora and natural beauties.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 9 : TREK TO JALJALA
    Today we will go towards the Jaljala which is the famous place for the pilgrimage purpose. During the trek we go through the Rhododendron forest and view the different mountains including Mt. Sisne, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Putha and Mt. Annapurna.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 10 : TREK TO CHAINPUR
    Enjoying the natural beauties we come back to Chainpur from Jaljala. As today’s trek is an easy trek so we can reach Chainpur easily.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 11 : TREK TO PHAPUNG
    Heading towards downwards Phapung is our destination today. Phapung is the beautiful places where you can see a beautiful environment and enjoy it as we spend our today night in this place.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 12 : TREK TO TUMLINGTAR
    Today is our last day trek in this trip so with all memories we come down towards the Tumlingtar where we can see the different ethnic group people like Brahmin, Sherpa and Rai.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 13 : FLY TO KATHMANDU
    Today after breakfast we take a flight from the Tumlingtar to Kathmandu. After we reach Kathmandu whole day will be free for you. You can do anything as per wish.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 14 : DEPARTURE
    We will have to say goodbyes until the next adventure. A farewell coffee or lunch will be organized so that more memories could be made and then we will head to the airport for the flight.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    Activities:

    • Farewell coffee or lunch
    • Souvenir
    • Airport drop
    • Shopping arrangements
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu along with ticket fees
    • Private Transportation to the starting point of trek and back to Kathmandu
    • Accommodation during trek (or camping in case of need)
    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek.
    • Authorized English-speaking guide along with required Porters for the trek
    • All applicable government tax
    • All expenses for all staff –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Complimentary
    • Map of Milke Danda
    • Welcome and farewell dinner at Kathmandu
    • Souvenir from Nepal
    • Sim card service
    • Photos and videoes of the trip
    • Certificate of apreciation
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
    • Emergency evacuation cost


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay/camping for our clients, whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 5. Is this a popular trek ?
    Milke Danda trekking is a remote, off the beaten destination as this trek takes you towards the dense forest of florid flowers and the Himalayas in the background. Mainly this trip is for naturalist, Botanist and flower lovers as throughout the trek you can observe the varieties of flowers including rhododendrons. During this trek also you can explore local culture, lifestyle and great Himalayan beauty
  • 6. Can I do solo trek ?
    Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety in remote mountainous lands.
  • 7. Is Travelling in Milke Danda Trek is safe for women ?
    Yes, Nepal can proudly boast as one of the safest countries in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful especially towards women.
  • 8. What about security during trekking ?
    We make sure to take security measures during climbing to make your expedition successful. We hire experienced and authorized guides/Sherpa's to safeguard your life in the mountains. We strongly recommend that you follow the guide’s instruction with utmost care.
  • 9. What sort of food can I expect in trekking ?
    During Camping, our expert Camping cooks prepare a wide range of delicious meals empowering you with enough strength for your strenuous climbing. All the cooking materials will be carried by our porters.
  • 10. Is the drinking water safe in trekking region ?
    Yes, you will get purified, filtered water in many tea houses. You can also get a hot water during camping.
  • 11. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use private car for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Basantapur can be arranged either on a car or jeep or in deluxe bus with A/C depending on the size of the group. We also do pick up and drop from the starting and ending point of trek on private car or Jeep depending on the number of travelers.
  • 12. What is the best season for trekking in Milke Danda ?
    Spring season (March to June) and autumn season (September to December) are the best time to do this trek.
  • 13. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange helicopter for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
  • 14. What is appropriate dress for trekking ?
    Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant, and thermal inner wear t to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
  • 15. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
  • 16. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our Guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 17. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    While trekking in higher lands you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
  • 18. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    While trekking in Milke Danda you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 20. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
  • 21. How many hours do I trek each day ?
    Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because number of hours of walk really depend on clients' speed. So it's really relative.
  • 22. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 23. Can we use the credit card during the trek ?
    No, you cannot use the credit card during the climbing. you have to exchange the money in Nepali Rupees before you start the trip. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • 24. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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