Milke Danda Trek

Milke Danda Trek
  • Trip Grade
    Easy To Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    3600 meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax. 
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Best Time
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All Inclusive Price: $1,100USD

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.


Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu to Basantapur, Biratnagar. Flight - 45 minutes 4 hours Drive

Day 03: Trek to Chauki (2640 m) Duration: 5-6 Hours

Day 04: Trek to Gupha Pokhari (2930 m) Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 05: Trek to Milke Danda (3660 m) Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 06: Milke Danda Exploration Day

Day 07: Trek to Nundaki (3124 m) Duration: 6-7 hours

Day 08: Trek to Chainpur (1335 m) 5-6 hours

Day 09: Trek to Tumlingtar (515 m) Duration: 3-4 hours

Day 10:  Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 11: Departure

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 & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.


Rachel and MeganUSA

We had an unbelievable adventure completing the Mardi Himal Trek in January 2023. Our guide Rajendra (Raj), and porter Rajesh  were professional, fun, energetic, and knowledgeable about not only the trek we were on but about many others in the area.

Tamar NitzanUSA

I'm so happy I went with Nepal Hiking Team. From the moment I arrived at the hotel, I knew I made the right choice. The hotel was in a great area. Bars, restaurants, clubs, shops were all within a 10 minute or less walk from the hotel.

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I completed the 14 day Annapurna Circuit early December 2022, thank you so much to Surya and Rabin, who both went out of their way to make this trip, that I'd been planning so long,and  memorable. They were always checking in with me during the hike

Rick BelliveauPortland Oregon USA

Namaste! I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your trekking adventure in the beautiful Himalayan Mountains of Nepal. This was my first trip to Nepal and additionally my first ever muli-day trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trek became a dream of mine about

JulesSydney, Australia

Posted on Nov 22 | Trip Advisor Review

We completed the 15-day Manaslu Circuit trek with Nepal Hiking Team in late November 2022.

The scenery of the Manaslu region is stunning and far more beautiful than we had imagined. The weather was excellent!