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You actively see how your stay benefits directly our most important conservation partners: the rural communities who need alternatives to forest exploitation.
RPN specializes in red panda conservation travel. We believe that small groups are best for authentic wildlife viewing, providing meaningful nature experiences, and getting to know rural communities. Our small-groups have a minimum size of 2 and a maximum of 8.
RPN's ecotrips are not the same old homogenous tours offered by most companies as we offer rare visits and wildlife experiences that are out of reach for the typical traveler. When trip participants return home they had a life experience, have a stronger connection with the natural world, and a deeper desire to protect it.
RPN offers some of the smallest ecotrip experiences in conservation travel - a maximum of 8 participants per trip.
RPN offers three different types of ecotrips to accommodate different interests: Our Red Panda Ecotrip is for travelers and explorers, Eco Zoo Trips are tailored for zoo staff and volunteers, Himalayan Phototrips are unique opportunities to develop photography skills.
Did we mention food? RPN's ecotrips offer some amazing meals. Each are freshly prepared by locals at your homestays. Homestay operators have been certified in food safety techniques. We accomodate meat, vegan, and vegetarian options.
RPN's ecotrips immerse you in the local culture, both in rural areas and the capitol city of Kathmandu. Our guides make sure to include the local sights and experiences.
Part of the RPN ecotrip experience is overnighting in local homestays. These homestays are welcoming, comfortable, and you get to learn about Nepali culture from local people. Homestay personnel are trained in effective sanitation and food safety standards.
RPN handles all the in-country transportation. We meet you at the airport and will provide all in-country flights and manage all local transit as needed.