The Milke Danda trek is a beautiful walk through a region of undisturbed floral beauty, forest landscapes and Himalayan wilderness. This trip starts with a flight directly into Tumlingtar and then a trek to Milke Danda exploring the jungle environment of Gupha Pokhari, with magnificent mountain views of four of the world’s highest peaks. Along the route we explore the Rimot site, Tapeljung where mixed communities of Buddhist Sherpas, Hindu Bramhans and Kirat Rai people live peacefully.
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 – we will climb to 3124 m. The ridge has great ecological variation ranging from the forests to alpine vegetation and is renowned for having the highest diversity of Nepalese Rhododendron species. An understanding has been reached among the local people, conservationists and the government agency to conserve this beautiful remote area and it is a real privilege to be able to experience it.
Arrive in Kathmandu. You will be met at the airport and taken to the hotel for overnight.
Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and trek to Kharang.
Trek to Chainpur.
Trek to Mayam.
Gupha Pokhari (2,850m).
Rest day at Gupha Pokhari - with chance to enjoy and relax amongst the lush vegetation and rhododendrons.
Trek to Milke Danda (3,124m) and back to Gupha Pokhari. The route takes us through small hamlets to the sacred lake, with great views of Mount Makalu and dense Rhododendron forest.
Trek to Basantapur.
Drive to Biratnagar and fly to Kathmandu. Overnight in hotel.
Price includes: Airport pick-up and drop off, accommodation in Kathmandu (includes breakfast), accommodation during trek, all meals during trek, guides and porters, all transport during trip, trekking permits, national park fees.
Excludes: personal insurance, meals in Kathmandu, personal drinks (soft drinks, beer etc.), tips, international flight.