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Check out our 2024 and 2025 red panda ecotrips and Eco Zoo Trips!
November 18-26, 2024 Ecotrip
Location: Gorkhe, Ilam district, Nepal
Spots remaining: 3
Eco Zoo Trips are tailored for zoo staff and volunteers this hands-on experience will help you learn about the red panda in their natural habitat.
Secure your spot on an ecototrip today by paying a $500 deposit (choose the trip you will be paying for on the form). You will receive an email with the next steps to complete the booking process.
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.
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.
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!).
f you’re tempted to go, I highly recommend the Red Panda Network’s ecotrips.