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:

  • October 20-28, 2022 to Dobato, Ilam district (w/ Jennie of the Jungle) - 2 spots remaining!
  • November 28 - December 6, 2022 to Gorkhe,  Ilam district - 3 spots remaining!
  • March 20-28, 2023 to Dobato, Ilam district - FULL
  • November 20-28, 2023 to Gorkhe,  Ilam district - 1 spot remaining!

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 red panda in their natural habitat.

Dates:

December 4-15, 2023 to Choyatar and Dobato, Ilam district - 2 spots remaining! 

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 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

What RPN ecotrip
participants are saying...

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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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