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Milke Danda – Spring Rhododendron Trek

Trip Title: Milke Danda – Spring Rhododendron Trek

Trip Length: 14 Days

Trip Grade: B/C       [Grading Overview]

Country: Nepal

Area: Milke Danda

National Park: Kanchenjunga       [Parks Overview]

Activity: Trekking

Activity Grade: 3       [Grading Overview]

Special Focus: Milke Danda Rhododendrons

Months: April, May,

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Milke Danda is a 25 km long, high forested ridge that divides the Arun & Tamur Valleys. It lies between the altitudes of 2580 m and 3580m.The ridge has great ecological variation ranging from the Sal forests to alpine vegetation at its highest point. Milke Danda is renowned for having the highest diversity of Nepalese Rhododendron species (29 out of 32 species reported from Nepal). It has beautiful forest landscapes that include the sacred lakes of Gufa Pokhari and Lam Pokhari. The area is notable for its core area of dense virgin Rhododendron forest We trek several days up this ridge and gain views of Makalu to the west and Kanchenjunga to the east. The Milke Danda ridge eventually ends in some high peaks in the North, so we retrace our route back down, dropping off the west side through Chainpur and ending the trek at Tumlingtar.This area provides an opportunity for less strenuous trekking in a very scenic landscape. An understanding has been reached among the local people, conservationists and the government agency to conserve this area.


Remember if you have a group of 2 or more we can arrange this trip for you on your prefered date during any of the available months listed.

A remote camping trek. April/May are great months for Rhododendron Flowers on Milke Danda.

Day 01.
Flying Kathmandu – Tumlingtar and trek to Sabaya Khola.

Day 02.
To Siddha Pokhari.

Day 03.
To Nundhnaki.

Day 04.
To Bhainse Kharka.

Day 05..
To Milke Danda.

Day 06.
Explore Milke Danda.

Day 07.
Milke Danda.

Day 08..
Milke Danda.

Day 09..
To Dhap.

DDay 10..
To Chainpur.

Day 11.
Rest day in Chainpur to explore and observe brass and metal craft.

Day 12.
To Kharang.

Day 13..
To Tumlingtar.

Day 14.
Flying Tumlingtar – Kathmandu.


Group of 02 – Euro 1777 Per Person
Group of 03-06 – Euro 1550 Per Person
Group of 07-12 – Euro 1399 Per Person
Group of 13+ – Euro 1199 Per Person

Plus Internal Flights

KTM – Tumlingtar – KTM

Euro 165 Per Person

Price Includes:

Camping accommodation in tents.
Food (except bar bill)
Staffs (Guide, sherpas, cook, kitchen boys, porters) and their all expenses
including insurance.
Trekking Permit, National Park Entry fee and TIMS (Trekking Information
Management System) Card.
Ground transportation (Domestic airport pick-up-drop)
Governmental taxes
International airport pick up and drop
3 nights in a hotel in KTM -one night before leaving for the trek and two when
returning – 3 star with breakfast! if done on the date above.

Prices Do not include:
Personal nature expenses like laundry, communication, shopping etc, personal insurance, visa, airport tax.

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