The Milka Danda Trek... ?
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Oct 2, 2013 11:34 PM Last Post By: TravelinBri
Oct 2, 2013 4:19 PM
The Milka Danda Trek... ?Hi all,
While currently in Nepal, I am looking for an interesting trek that takes around 10 days (I have already done the usual suspects). I came across the Milka Danda trek, while I am familiar with - although I have never done - the Makalu area, I don't know so much about this trek. Have any of you done it and can you remark on it? Thanks!
Oct 2, 2013 8:43 PM
1Hi, well i have not experienced this trek, but i tried to know about this earlier, i think as per your request you can get this done in 10 days
Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Day 03: Fly to Biratnagar or drive to Dharan
Day 04: Drive to Basantapur(2200m)
Day 05: Basantapur-Chauki(2700m)
Day 06: Chauki –Guphapokhari(2930m)
Day 07: Exploration around Milke Danda (3124m)
Day 08: Guphapolhari-Nundhaki
Day 09: Nundhaki- Siddha Pokhari
Day 10: Siddha Pokhari- Kharang
Day 11: Kharang-Tumlingtar
Day 12: Fly from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu
You can manage this accordingly and can complete it 10 days. Hope this might help you.
Oct 2, 2013 9:33 PM
2Basic info on the trek is avbl on the internet, just google milke danda trek...I'm not an expert on plants and rhodys in particular but I know the rhodys bloom in the spring btwn Mar-Apr in Nepal based on temps/alt....that would seem to be the time to do this particular trek to catch what it seems to be famous for.
You go over a lot of the Milke Danda just going from Basantapur up to intercept the trek up the Tamur towards Walunchhung Gola (many spellings) or to Taplejung or towards Kanchenjunga....the whole Arun and Tamur drainage areas are lush mid hills. In the area are Makalu Base camp trek but it is too many days for you, Chainpur, or even up to Taplejung for short treks. Those would be alternative trek ideas.
Also see Sandakphu...it is a high point, about 12.5k ft on the Nepal/Sikkim border which can be trekked to from the Ilam or Panchthar area....great views of Kanchenjunga and distant Everest,,,possible to go to Darjeeling too if you get whatever permit may or may not be required/Indian visa. I hiked from the Ilam area to Sandakphu to Panchthar and over to Khandbari (start point of Makalu bace camp trek), nice trek thru middle hills of E Nepal (staying in Nepal the entire time, no India permits required).
Oct 2, 2013 11:17 PM
Oct 2, 2013 11:34 PM
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