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16 days
Availability : Available
Makalu milkey Danda
Min Age : 10
Max People : 20
Trip Facts

Destination: Makalu Region
Trek Duration: 15 Days
Mode of Trek: Camping 
Grade of Trek: Moderate & Technical
Entry Point: Tumlingtar



Exit Point: Tumlingtar
Max. Elevation: 3662 Meters/12011ft
Approx per Day Walk: 5-6 HRS
Culture: Tibetan, Tamang, Gurung, Nepali, etc.



Major Attractions: Natural Environment, Wildlife, Mountains, Peaks, Hills, Flowers, Flora-Fauna, etc.
Transportations: Flight, Tourist Bus, Jeep & Car


Tour Details

Arun Valley and MIlkey Dada Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations is Makalu Region offers an exceptional opportunity to explore high-altitude terrains, snow-clad landscapes and ethnic Himalayan lifestyle. Makalu Base Camp has been compared to the Yosemite Valley, on a grand scale! To reach some of the most amazing mountain scenery in the Himalaya, you first have to cross the challenging Milkey Danda covered in cloud forest draped in hanging orchids. There are few villages along the approach to the fifth highest peak in the world, Mt Makalu (8485m). The mountaineering route over the glaciated Sherpani Col (6180m), West Col (6190m) and Amphu Labsta (5845m) to the Everest region involves the highest and hardest passes in the entire Himalaya, however the rewards of such an undertaking are more than worthwhile. This region is fully tent based trek so less tourist are interested to visit this virgin place for the pristine mountain views and Nepali’s culture. Sherpa, Rai and Limbus are main habitants in this area.

Among the trekking trails in Nepal the trekking trail that leads to the Arun Valley and Milkey Dada is comparatively new. These fifteen days of trekking takes you to one of the most remote location on earth.  The nature and culture of the area is still untouched from modern developments and people have a simple and easy way of life very much dependent on the mercy of nature. We can see the influence of Buddhist traditions, shamanistic practices and little bit of Hinduism in here.

Includes & Excludes

Price Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Tumlingtar -Kathmandu).
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Farewell dinners .
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Special restricted area entry permit.
  • Monument visits as per the itinerary .
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
  • High Spirit trekking bag/duffel bag, T-shirt and trekking map are yours to take .
  • Sleeping bag, and duffel bag – if Necessary (return after the trek ), Trip Map,
  • All necessary paper works, National park entry permits and TIMS permit.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charge.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses and all the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate bars and hot shower during the trek.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Tips for the guide and staffs.
  • Any others expanses which are not mentioned in &"Trip Includes" section etc.


  • High Spirit T-Shirt

Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft) .

After our arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, a our
reprentative/staff will pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. We can take
rest and later visit the company office in Thamel, a popular tourist hub. However, there
will be a welcome dinner in the evening where we get to experience excellent Nepalese

Day 02:Drive from Tumlingtar to Chinchilla (1800M/5905ft), 5-6 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D).

Trip starts with a pleasant drive of 4 hours through the farm fields and villages, on leaving the suburb of Tumlingtar, the road climbs gradually towards Khadbari. A busy bazaar, especially on Saturday market day, from Khadbari the trail is gradual with few ups and down till it reaches the village of Manibhanjang, ascending the ridge on this dirt road to the small ridge-top village of Chinchilla. Chinchilla a small farm village with 6-8 houses with a superb view of Mt.Makalu 8,463m and the Khumbukarna mountain range.

Day 03: Trek from Chinchilla to Mamakhe (1870M/6135ft), 4-5 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D).

After breakfast, take a bus to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport for flight to Tumlingtar. Tumlingtar airport and its village town situated on a shelf above the Arun River, meet our trekking crew and porters, away in the distant view of Mt. Makalu overnight camp in Tumlingtar near the village with time for a short walk around the villages.

Day 04:Trek from Mamakhe to Barabise (1200M/3937ft), 4-5 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D).

This day trip starts from Chinchilla to Mani- Bhanjyang. Khadbari the trail is gradual with few ups and down till it reaches the village of Manibhanjang, ascending the ridge on this dirt road to the small ridge-top village of Chinchilla. On route, passing through the fertile farmed land, and verdant rainforest, with thick undergrowth.

Day 05: Trek from Barabise to Deorali (1800M/5905ft), 5-6 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D).

This is one of the few and rare paths that westerners have used. Our route meanders through the farm fields and rural villages and coming to our overnight camp at Mamakehe after 4/5 hours of good walk

Day 06: Trek from Deorali to Apung (1930M/6332ft), 5-6 hrs,(Camp + B-L-D).

The path leads too many small farmhouses till we reach Barabise by the River.Barabise a small village houses mostly built of thatch roofs.

Day 07:Trek from Apung to Dhap (2600M/8530ft), 5-6 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D).

From Barabise, our route heads towards the north, leaving the river behind. The walk continues with a gradual climb through the farm terraces most of the way till Deorali is reached for the overnight camp.

Day 08: Trek from Dhap to Jaljala (3340M/10958ft), 4-5 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D).

This day our root leads to more remote areas with farm village. Our walk is more of a climb with few gentle gradual portion on route our overnight camp at a small place of Apung.

Day 09:Acclimatize, rest and exploring day around Jaljala (3340M/10958ft), (Camp + B-L-D).

Today’s trek leads to more up hills adding more heights with beautiful green surrounding overlooking and snow- capped peak of Khumbakarna and Mt Makalu. Trek continues through pasture and meadows and into the cool shade of the forest till a small place of Dhap is reached for the overnight camp.

Day 10: Trek from Jaljala to Milke Danda (3662M/12014ft), 5-6 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D).

Walk continues on the steep uphill to a higher ridge of this area Jaljala through the cool shade of the dense alpine forest after a good steady walk of 4-5 hours, overnight camp. This area is renowned for nature lovers and botanist a perfect tranquility in the shade of perfect wilderness on the backdrop of snow-capped mountains.

Day 11:Acclimatize rest and exploring day around Milke Danda (3,662M/12,014ft), (Camp + B-L-D).

Today is rest day. This region is very seldom ventured by westerners and still it needs to be explored to find a good panoramic viewpoint in this thick vegetation setting, as well for the Sunset and Sunrise depending upon the time of the season.

Day 12: Trek from Milke Danda to Nundhaki (1,800M/5,905ft), 5-6 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D).

Trek continues on this heavily wooded area and coming to another ridge top on the clearing for the overnight camp, where the view of the snow capped mountains is distinctly visible in these quiet surroundings.

Day 13:Trek from Nundhaki to Chainpur (1400M/4593ft), 5-6 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D).

Another leisure day an opportunity to explore the unexplored region of this area, chances of seeing some wildlife from civet cat-fox-wolfs-antelopes including musk deer or the elusive snow leopard and Red Panda, after a good hike around returning back to camp for dinner .

Day 14:Trek from Chainpur to Tumlingtar (950M/3116ft), 4-5 hrs,(Camp + B-L-D).

After a wonderful time at Jalajala and Milke danda area, the route descends back to civilization, walk begins in the cool shade of the forest after 2-3 hours of good walk coming to a clearing with great views of the surrounding landscapes and the distance snow-capped mountain range. vernight camp is made near the village area.

Day 15 :Flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu (1350M/4429ft) & transfer to hotel, (Hotel + B).

The flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu takes less than an hour, a panoramic view of the mountains from the plane. Arriving at Kathmandu domestic terminal, Great Adventure staff will receive and transfer you back to Hotel.

Day 16 :Final departure.

Our amazing journey in the Makalu Region including that to the Milkey Danad trip comes to an end today. A company representative will pick you up from you hotel and drop you off at the airport 3 hours before your scheduled