Milke Danda Trekking is the really non touristic trekking region. it lies 25-km-long north-to-south ridge that divides the Arun and Tamur river valleys, an elongated mountain in the Mahabharat belt which stands like an eastern counterpoint to the Khaptad plateau of far west Nepal. Khaptad is the only national park in the Nepali midhills, and increasingly there is a demand for Milke Danda to be protected as well.
Milke Danda is known to the locals and a few aficionado trekkers fontsuniquecloud forest and its incredible variety of rhododendron species. The area is easily accessible, as the southern limit of the ridge is Tsute Deurali (2460m), barely three kilometres from Basantapur, which is the roadhead extension of the Dharan-Dhankuta highway. In one long swing, the ridge extends all the way up to Milke Bhanjyang (2970m), which merges further on with the lower flanks of Jaljale Himal.
The diversity of the rhododendron genus is most dramatic on the hump of Tinjure (2870m), where up to 25 species are found. The tTees flower simultaneously and the profusion of colours makes it seem as if the whole Milke Danda is abloom. Only the fall colours of New England can match the sight in terms of dramatic effect, except that there it is dying leaves that provide the attraction, whereas in Milke Danda it is living colour—all the shades of pink, purple, scarlet and white. The period for viewing Milke Danda rhododendrons is all of April and into early May.
Beautiful natural heritage site, mixed cultural experience, in frequently traveled secret valley, Famous for rhododendrons flower and other wild flowers, panoramic views of eastern mountain range including Makalu and Everest, one of the best photographic destinations
Fly to Briratnagor, 45 min. by air or drive to Dharan by bus 12-14 hr. transfer to trailhead Basantapur by bus 8-10 hr, nexday start the trek and after the trek fly back to Kathmandu from Tumlingtar.
Easy and moderate trail, famous for its culture, geology and scenic views, max. Altitude 3700 m. about 5-6 hr. walk per day on average.
Oct to Dec. and March to May
Day- 01: Fly to Biratnagar or drive to Dharen
Day- 02: Drive to Basantapur (2200m)
Day- 03: Basantapur (2200m) – Chauki (2700m)
Day- 04: Chauki (2700m) – Guphapokhari (2930m)
Day- 05: Exploration around Milke Danda
Day- 06: Guphapokhari (2930m)- Nundhaki
Day- 07: Nundhaki – Siddha Pokhari
Day- 08: Siddha Pokhari – Kharang
Day- 09: Kharang – Tumlingtar
Day- 10: Fly from Tumlingtar to Kathamndu