Red Panda Ecotrips: Dates & Pricing

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Red Panda Ecotrips

$ 2,350 USD / per person
  • Crafted for travelers with curious minds who want to experience rural Nepal and learn more about red panda in the wild.
  • DATES:

    November 1-9, 2019 - Ilam (Gorkhe), Eastern Nepal *FULL

    December 13-21, 2019 - Taplejung, Eastern Nepal *2 spots remaining

    March 23-31, 2020 - Taplejung, Eastern Nepal

    April 20-28, 2020 - Ilam (Dobato), Eastern Nepal

    May 4- 12, 2020 - Nuwakot (Ghyangphedi), Central Nepal

    November 2-10, 2020 - Ilam (Gorkhe), Eastern Nepal

  • WHAT'S INCLUDED:
  • Number of Days 8 or 9
  • Small Group Size Max. 8; Min. 2
  • Accomodations (rustic teahouses, homestays, hotel)
  • Single Travelers Welcome (no extra suppliment amount)
  • Meals (dinner on day 1 through dinner on the final day; Vegan, Vegetarian, & Non-Vegetarian options)
  • RPN professional guides
  • Transportation during the trip
  • All airport transfers
  • Permits and park fees
  • Gratuities
  • International airfare to/from Kathmandu
  • Visa fees Approx. $40 USD
  • Bottled and alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses

Eco Zoo Trips

$ 2,350 USD / per person
  • Tailored for zoo staff and volunteers this hands-on experience will help you learn about red panda in their natural habitat.
  • DATES:

    November 19-30, 2019 - Ilam (Choyatar), Eastern Nepal *FULL

    November 23-Dec 4, 2020 - Ilam (Choyatar), Eastern Nepal

  • WHAT'S INCLUDED:
  • Number of Days 12
  • Small Group Size Max. 8; Min. 6
  • Accomodations (rustic teahouses, homestays, hotel)
  • Single Travelers Welcome (no extra suppliment amount)
  • Meals (dinner on day 1 through dinner on the final day; Vegan, Vegetarian, & Non-Vegetarian options)
  • RPN professional guides
  • Transportation during the trip
  • All airport transfers
  • Permits and park fees
  • Gratuities
  • International airfare to/from Kathmandu
  • Visa fees Approx. $40 USD
  • Bottled and alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses

Himalayan Phototrips

$ 2,350 USD / per person
  • Created for wildlife photographers and those seeking a unique opportunity to develop photography skills. Join RPN and Photofox Adventures on a unique opportunity to develop your photography skills and foster your enthusiasm and respect for the natural world.
  • DATES:

    If you would like to organize a phototrip, please email ecotrip@redpandanetwork.org.

  • WHAT'S INCLUDED:
  • Number of Days 9
  • Small Group Size Max. 8; Min. 6
  • Accomodations (rustic teahouses, homestays, hotel)
  • Single Travelers Welcome (no extra suppliment amount)
  • Meals (dinner on day 1 through dinner on the final day; Vegan, Vegetarian, & Non-Vegetarian options)
  • RPN professional guides
  • Transportation during the trip
  • All airport transfers
  • Permits and park fees
  • Gratuities
  • International airfare to/from Kathmandu
  • Visa fees Approx. $40 USD
  • Bottled and alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses

What RPN ecotrip participants are saying...


I had an absolute blast. Besides seeing the red panda, some of the most memorable moments were seeing the sunrise over Mt. Kangchenjunga at Sandaphur, as well as being able to see Mt. Everest.

Lauren Buches, 2015 RPN Ecotripper


If you’re tempted to go, I highly recommend the Red Panda Network’s ecotrips.

— ulie Falconer, 2017 RPN Ecotripper. Julie runs 'A Lady in London' travel blog.

Testimonial
Overall, our Eco Trip was an unforgettable and rewarding experience. I would highly recommend the Red Panda Network ecotrip experience to just about anyone with an interest in wildlife and nature.

— Mike Owyang, 2014 RPN Ecotripper


If you’re thinking about going on ecotrip, JUST DO IT. It is an experience I will never forget, and something so hard to explain. Being fully immersed in Nepali culture, seeing first hand how RPN has changed the lives of locals, experiencing views you’ll never see anywhere else, and making lifelong new friends were just a few of the things I’ll cherish forever (on top of seeing Red Pandas, of course!).

— Julie K Washnock, SeaWorld of Texas, 2018 RPN Ecotripper

Testimonial
“The eco-trip experience with the Red Panda Network was a rewarding, unforgettable experience.”

— Mei-Ling McNamara, 2013 RPN Ecotripper, Mei-Ling is a writer, travel guidebook author, advocacy journalist and international development worker.


"It was just as exciting to see our first red panda as our eighth! The forest guardians’ passion for red pandas and their habitat gives me hope that all RPN is doing to conserve red pandas is helping."

— Melissa Thueme, Mammal Supervisor, Detroit Zoological Society, 2018 Ecotripper