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    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      11 days
    • Group Size

    Trip Overview

    Are you up for one of the most unexplored hikes in Eastern Nepal? Then, the less-traversed Milke Danda is the perfect trekking choice for you. Usually, fewer tourists visit this place, making it a relatively peaceful trekking location. The area bisects Tamur Valley and Arun Valley. The climb up to Milke Ridge, located at 3124 meters, is a sequence of hills ranging from 2500 to 3600 meters. It is a hike via a woodland nature trail in the Himalayan wilderness. The Milke Danda is also famously known as the Rhododendron trek.

    Rhododendrons cover a steep, lengthy ridge at Milke Danda. In Nepal, there are 30 different species of Rhododendron. Milke Ridge is known for having the most extensive diversity of rhododendron flower species in Nepal and has a wide biological range from subtropical forests to alpine vegetation.

    Rhododendrons considered Nepal's national flower, can be seen almost everywhere at Milke Danda Trek, a well-admired location for these flowers. It further gives us the ideal opportunity to learn about the locals' way of life, culture, and stunning Himalayan scenery, such as Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and others.

    In the spring, from March to April, the rhododendron blossoms in the forest, adding color and richness to the plain wilderness.

    This hike ascends a distant, isolated ridge with stunning mountain vistas of the tallest peaks in the world after passing through a tranquil lowland region. People who want to visit remote areas of Nepal can undertake this feat by embarking on an extraordinary trek to unexplored locales.

    The most notable characteristics of the areas provide you the opportunity to interact with authentic Himalayan hubs, gain a unique insight into the way of life of indigenous people, and experience varied cultures, socioeconomic conditions, and ultimately sustainable eco-tours.

    Highlights of Milke Danda Trek

    • Impressive views of the golden mountain vistas
    • The spectacular lush lands of the flourishing and vivid Rhododendron
    • Opportunity to engage in pleasant conversation with the warm and welcoming locals
    • Perfect for nature lovers, flower admirers, and botanists
    • Chance to learn about diverse cultures, lifestyles, and ethnic communities
    • Peaceful and serene trekking trails with no bustling crowds
    • Perfect and sunny weather during the springtime and the autumn season
    • A wide range of environmental varieties, from alpine vegetation to subtropical woodlands
    • Breath-taking view of the divine flower scenery and the marvelous peaks of Everest, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga
    • Trekking trails and trip grade is quite simple and effortless.

    Trip Grade

    The trekking difficulty of the Milke Danda trek is easy to moderate. It is the perfect choice for rookie trekkers as this trek does not require strenuous climbing. Prior skillful trekking is a bonus point; however, it is not mandatory.

    The highest altitude of the Milke Danda Trekking is 3600 meters. This trekking is perfect for nature admirers and flower lovers as it showcases the lush lands of various vegetation.

    Best Time

    Spring (March, April, and May) and fall are the finest seasons for hiking in Nepal (September, October, and November). Nearly ideal hiking weather occurs during the spring. There is little of a sunset. Additionally, the wind is relatively light. Precipitation levels are likewise deficient. Due to these environmental conditions, a spring walk in Milke Danda is astonishing. Rhododendron forests also come alive in the spring with their radiant red tint. Walking through these forests in the spring will therefore be pretty magnificent.

    In addition to spring, autumn is a superb season to finish the Milke Danda Walk. The climate is remarkably close to that of spring. But in October, you will be able to enjoy the breathtaking and alluring rhododendron views.

    The vistas of mountains like Makalu, Everest, and Kanchenjunga will be spectacular in the spring and autumn.


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    Cost Includes

    • All ground transportation by private vehicle, including airport transfers
    • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) during the trek.
    • An experienced guide required a number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, and equipment. We provide 1 porter between two trekkers.
    • Teahouses for the accommodation during the trek. The teahouses are simple but neat and clean.
    • Nepal Hiking Team duffle bag, down jacket, and sleeping bag during the trek
    • Round trip flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and Tumlingtar to Kathmandu as per itinerary.
    • First aid medical kit bag including oximeter to monitor oxygen level and heartbeat.
    • All necessary permits for trek
    • All government and local taxes
    • Office service charge

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary.'
    • Travel Insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa fee.
    • All cold drinks such as alcoholic beverages, water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
    • Personal shopping and laundry, phone, internet bill, etc.
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for trekking crews

    Cost and Date

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Milke Danda Trek set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Milke Danda Trek departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.