Milke Danda is a 25 km long ridge lying in between the altitudes of 2580 m and 3580m – described as an eastern counterpart of Khaptad Plateau of Far Western Nepal. The ridge has great ecological variation ranging from the Sal Forests of the Tamur and Arun river valleys 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 Midhills forest landscapes including the sacred lakes of Gufa Pokhari and Lam Pokhari. It also has a rich ethnic diversity. The area is notable for its core area of dense virgin Rhododendron forest.
There is a long, high forested ridge that divides the Arun & Tamur Valleys, We start trek from Basantapur and make a trek of several days up this ridge that offers views of Makalu to the west and Kanchenjunga to the east. The Milke Danda ridge eventually ends in some high peaks, so you must retrace your route back down, perhaps dropping off the west side through Chainpur and ending the trek at Tumlingtar. There are huge forests of rhododendrons along the ridge, making a spring trek an attractive prospect. You may have seen mountain views if we schedule to trek in April to see the rhododendrons in bloom.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu 1350m, transfer to Hotel. Pre briefing about the trip
Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley, re-check the trek gears
Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar. meet the trekking crews, short walk to Timbure Bhanjyang
Day 04: Trek to Timbure Bhanjyang.
Day 05: Trek to Wana
Day 06: Trek to Mulabari
Day 07: Trek to Milke danda 3690m
Day 08: Rest day & explore around
Day 09: Trek to Gupha Bazar
Day 10: Trek to Chainpur via Nundhaki
Day 11: Trek to Tumlingtar
Day 12: Fly Tumlingtar / Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel
Day 13: Free day in Kathmandu, shopping souvenirs
Day 14: Depart from Kathmandu.
|Duration||Max Altitude||Best Season||Difficulty||Accommodation|
|14 Days||3690 m (12,103 ft)||Mar-May & Sept-Jan||Easy||Camping|
- Milke danda 3690m
- Nepalese Rhododendron species in spring (29 out of 32 species reported from Nepal)