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Milke Danda Trek

Milke Danda trek in Eastern part of Nepal offers great Himalayan views of Mount Makalu and Mount Kangchenjunga. It is also famous for rhododendrons and other flowers. Milke Danda trek is especially recommended in springtime because of the rhododendrons, the Milke Danda trek is also called rhododendron trek. Milke Danda trek starts and finishes at Tumlingtar airport. There are daily direct flights from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and back.


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Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Kathmandu, arrival
Day 02 Kathmandu - Tumlingtar (flight), Tumlingtar - Hokse(510m)
Day 03 Hokse - Chainpur(1335m)
Day 04 Chainpur - Jaljala
Day 05 Jaljala - Bhalukhop
Day 06 Bhalukhop - Milke Danda(3124m)
Day 07 Milke Danda, dayhike
Day 08 Milke Danda - Mayam
Day 09 Mayam - Chainpur
Day 10 Chainpur - Tumlingtar
Day 11 Tumlingtar - Kathmandu
Day 12 Kathmandu, departure

Cost Include

  • Airport pickup on arrival at Kathmandu airport by private coach
  • Airport departure drop off at Kathmandu airport by private coach
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Transfer hotel to domestic airport v.v. for Tumlingtar flights
  • Flight Kathmandu - Tumlingtar
  • Flight Tumlingtar - Kathmandu
  • Local airport taxes
  • Accommodation during trekking in tents
  • Camping and kitchen fee
  • 3 Meals a day during trek
  • Drinks during trek (thee, coffee, water, hot chocolate)
  • Tents (member tent, dining-kitchen tent, toilet tent)
  • Kitchen utensils
  • English speaking experienced guide (trained by Ministry of Tourism)
  • Cook, kitchen staff
  • Porter(s), generally 1 porter for 2 pax (max 12 kg per person)
  • Food, salary, transportation, accommodation and insurance for our Nepali staff
  • Makalu Barun National Park fee
  • TIMS (trekking registration card)
  • Makalu region trekking map
  • Service from our office in Kathmandu, Thamel

Cost Exclude

  • International flight to and from Nepal and airport taxes
  • Vaccination and Nepal visa
  • Meals and drinks when not on trek
  • Personal insurance and other personal expenses
  • Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected)
  • Extra cost due to delay or cancellation of flights to and from Tumlingtar.

Trekking Equipment Checklist

The weather can be cold, unpredictable and challenging while in the mountains. Hence the travelers need to be prepared to cope up with the weather. While you can take the different kind of equipment to make things comfortable for you, there are some basic things that you must carry with you for completion of the trek in comfortable manner.

Sun Hat
Fleece/Wool hat that covers ears
Scarf to cover face (dust/wind)

Upper Body:
At least 4 pair of T-shirts
2 lightweight thermal tops
2 Merino/Fleece long shelve tops
Water and wind proof shell jacket
Down Jacket
Raincoat (Poncho)

Lower Body:
Under garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight walking pants
Light weight thermal leggings
Fleece or tracksuit pants
Water and wind proof pants

At least 4 pairs of  thick warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots (with spare laces)
Walking sneakers
Walking poles (Walking Stick)
Lightweight fleece gloves
Water and wind proof gloves

Note: Sleeping bags come handy in case of difficult circumstances. We recommend every trekkers to take one with them while on the mountains. You can bring your own or it can be hired here.