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.
2 - 14
3124 m/ 10249.3ft
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.
•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.
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.
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.
On the third day of the trip, we will drive towards Basantapur. Basantapur and Dharan are the beautiful places of Eastern Nepal situated in 2200 m above the sea level. The drive might take up to 15 hours.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.