Traveling with RPN During COVID-19

We’re eager to get back into red panda habitat with you on an RPN ecotrip. And we're looking forward to resuming our support for the communities we visit.

While some of us may not be ready to pack up and go just yet, we are close to being able to do the things we have been looking forward to for so long. RPN is carefully planning to resume ecotrips in late 2021 and ramping up more in 2022.

We are looking at every detail and evaluating the feasibility of operating programs, based on science, at the high level you would expect from us.

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.

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We Are Excited to
Travel with You Soon

Please check below for updating dates. For those who made a "floating reservation" deposit that can be applied to a future trip, we will be reaching out to you personally. If you would like to book your place on an upcoming ecotrip today, your deposit is 100% transferable to another trip until your final balance is due.

In the meantime, stay well and we hope to see you on an RPN ecotrip before too long!

If you have any questions, please contact us below.

Pricing

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.

  • 21-29 March, 2022 - FULL
  • 20-28 October, 2022 (w/ Jennie of the Jungle) - FULL

More Dates Soon!

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
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:

No trips are scheduled. However, you are welcome to make a deposit on a "floating reservation" so you have first access to Eco Zoo Trip dates when they become available.

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

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:

No trips are scheduled. However, you are welcome to make a deposit on a "floating reservation" so you have first access to Himalayan Phototrip dates when they become available.

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...

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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

Ready to Go? Book your Ecotrip!