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Milke Danda Rhododendron Trek

Trip Code: KMD

13 Days

Gufa Pokhari, Shankhuwashaba

Milke Danda Rhododendron Trek takes you to Makalu-Kanchenjunga Region in the far eastern part of Nepal. It is a beautiful walk through a region of undisturbed floral beauty, forest landscapes, and stunning Himalayan wilderness. Milke Danda is a 25 km long, high forested ridge that splits the Arun & Tamur  River Valleys. It is situated between the elevations of 2580 m and 3580m. The ridge has a great ecological variation encompassing the forests to alpine vegetation and is popular for having the highest diversity of Nepalese Rhododendron species. Recently, an agreement has been reached among the local people, conservationists, and the government agencies to conserve this beautiful remote area and it is a real privilege to be able to experience it.
This trekking journey starts with a direct flight into Biratnagar and drives to Basantpur. Next morning we begin the trek to Milke Danda via Chauki exploring the pristine jungle environment of Gupha Pokhari, with magnificent mountain views of four of the world’s highest peaks. Along the trail, we visit different indigenous settlements of Buddhist Sherpas, Hindu Brahmins and Kirat Rai living in communal harmony.  During the trek, one can experience about indigenous people's lifestyle, diverse cultures, socio-economic situation and a complete sustainable eco-trekking of the Makalu-Kanchenjunga Region.
Those trekkers who wish to explore isolated parts of Nepal, Milke Danda Rhododendron trek would be the best. From  March to May ( Spring) and September to December ( Autumn) are the best time for Milke Danda trek but one can also do this trek a year round except monsoon ( July- August)
If this proposed itinerary is not suitable for you, we will design similar one as per your interest and duration of holidays. Please feel free to contact us.


Trip Highlights

Off the beaten path, spectacular Mountain View of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjungha, Visit to Gopha Pokhari, Walk through Rhododendron flower laden- forests blooming in March-April, Excellent landscape, explore different ethnic village and experience their way of life

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Series Start End Price Per Person Status Book Here
KMD811 Mon ,Mar 19, 2018 Sat ,Mar 31, 2018 USD 2100 Available Book Now
KMD815 Mon ,Apr 09, 2018 Sat ,Apr 21, 2018 USD 2100 Available Book Now
KMD816 Mon ,Apr 16, 2018 Sat ,Apr 28, 2018 USD 2100 Available Book Now
KMD817 Mon ,Apr 23, 2018 Sat ,May 05, 2018 USD 2100 Available Book Now
  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparation
  • Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Biratnagar & drive to Basantapur (2200m)
  • Day 04: Trek to Chauki (2700m)
  • Day 05: Trek to Guphapokhari (2930m)
  • Day 06: Exploration around Milke Danda (3124m)
  • Day 07: Trek to Nundhaki
  • Day 08: Trek to Siddha Pokhari
  • Day 09: Trek to Kharang
  • Day 10: Trek to Tumlingtar
  • Day 11: Fly Tumlingtar to Kathmandu hotel. 
  • Day 12: Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 13: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.
  • International arrival/departure transfers
  • Kathmandu half day sightseeing escorted by City Guide ( any foreign language accordingly )
  • 4 Nights standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • Land transportation Biratnagar– Basantapur
  • Flight Tumlingtar- Kathmandu
  • Domestic Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Domestic Airport Tax
  • Makalu Barun Conservation Area Permit Fee
  • TIMS card
  • Full Board Camping with meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) on trek
  • Necessary camping equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, kitchen equipment etc.)
  • Supporting staff (a professional trekking guide and porter(s), cook & kitchen boy(s) as well as their necessary wages, insurance, meals, transportations and allowances
  • Clients allowed taking only 20 kg. personal luggage  on trek
  • International airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee
  • Monument entry fee in Kathmandu
  • Single supplement for hotel accommodation
  • Note: Additional cost applies for single tent on camping trek
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation costs
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water), laundry
  • Camera/cell phone battery charge while on trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Excess baggage will be charged if exceeds 20 kg
  • Donation & tips etc.
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fee, transport, extra hotel night, food etc.)
  • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost includes’
  • Trekking Region: Kanchenjunga, Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 13 Days
  • Total Trekking days: 09 Days
  • Camping Trek: Full board basis (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu : 04Nights
  • Trips Starts / Ends: Kathmandu
  • Activities: Camping Trek + Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Mode of Transportation: Domestic Flight & Comfortable Vehicles as per group size
  • Best Season: Mid Feb – May &  Mid Sept - Dec
  • Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu & camp on trek
  • Type of Trip: Private & Fixed Departure
  • Service available: Standard/Camping
  • Trek grade:  Medium – hard
  • No .of Pax : 2 & above
  • Meals during trip:  Included, except lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Maximum elevation: 3124 m
  • Walking hours: 5 – 6 hrs a day
  • Support Staff: Guide 1:10 pax, Leader 1:11 pax above, Assistant Guide 2:10 pax, 3:12 pax, 4:16 pax. Porter 2: 1 pax (20kg each) (Each porter carries only 30 kg. x 2 porters = 60 kg,- 20 kg. clients baggage + 40 kg. camping equipment/food) as per IPPG guideline
  • Kitchen Staff: 1 cook, 1 asst. cook (depending on the group size)

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