Traveling with RPN

Check out our 2022 and 2023 ecotrips! We’re looking forward to getting back into red panda habitat with you. 

If you have any questions, please contact us below.

Special Rates

RPN members receive 10% off the price of an ecotrip.

RPN members have donated a minimum of $25, or $5 a month in the last 12 months.

Pricing & Dates

Red Panda Ecotrips

$ 2,350 USD / per person

Details

Crafted for travelers with curious minds who want to experience rural Nepal and learn more about red panda in the wild.

Dates:

  • March 20-28, 2023 to Dobato, Ilam district - FULL
  • October 23-31, 2023 to
     Dobato, Ilam district 
  • November 20-28, 2023 to Gorkhe,  Ilam district - FULL
  • March 18-26, 2024 to
     Dobato, Ilam district
  • November 18-26, 2024 
    to Gorkhe,  Ilam district

What's Included:

  •  Number of Days 8 or 9
  •  Small-Group Size Max. 8; Min. 2
  •  Accommodations (rustic teahouses, homestays, hotel)
  •  Single Travelers Welcome (no extra supplement 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

    What's Not Included:
  •  International airfare to/from Kathmandu
  •  Visa fees Approx. $40 USD
  •  Bottled and alcoholic beverages
  •  Personal expenses

Eco Zoo
Ecotrips

$ 2,350 USD / per person

Details

Tailored for zoo staff and volunteers this hands-on experience will help you learn about the red panda in their natural habitat.

Dates:

What's Included:

  •  Number of Days: 12
  •  Small-Group Size: Max. 8; Min. 6
  •  Accommodations (rustic teahouses, homestays, hotel)
  •  Single travelers welcome (no extra supplement 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

    What's Not Included:
  •  International airfare to/from Kathmandu
  •  Visa fees Approx. $40 USD
  •  Bottled and alcoholic beverages
  •  Personal expenses

Himalayan
Phototrips

$ 2,350 USD / per person

Details

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:

  • April 3-11, 2023 to Dobato, Ilam district

What's Included:

  •  Number of Days: 9
  •  Small-Group Size: 6
  •  Accommodations (rustic teahouses, homestays, hotel)
  •  Single travelers welcome (no extra supplement 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

    What's Not Included:
  •  International airfare to/from Kathmandu
  •  Visa fees Approx. $40 USD
  •  Bottled and alcoholic beverages
  •  Personal expenses

What RPN ecotrip
participants are saying...

What stood out most for me on this ecotour (besides seeing the red panda) were the leaders. Ramesh and Gyajo were both so amazing, so knowledgeable, so kind, and completely spoiled us. I've never been treated so well on a group tour. The dedication of the RPN trackers and the work they put in to find us a panda was astonishing, and I'm so grateful for them. This was an off year where the pandas' normal fruiting trees were not fruiting, so they had to work extra hard to track one down for us. And when we finally saw it, there were tears in a number of eyes. Not only did we see a panda, we also got to see some of the most beautiful parts of Nepal. The most beautiful places I have ever been, truthfully. This trip wasn't easy, but it paid off a hundredfold in the end. Thank you RPN for doing such great work for the people, wildlife, and habitat of Nepal. 

Jennie
Founder, Jennie of the Jungle travel company, 2022 ecotripper
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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

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

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

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