Red Panda Tour in NepalRed Panda Tour in Nepal

Red Panda Tour in Nepal

  • Trip Duration13 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Difficult
  • Maximum Altitude 15000ft
  • Activity Tour and Trekking
  • Group Size maximum 10
  • Guarantee to spotting rare and elusive red pandas in their natural habitat in Jajarkot, a remote district in the Mid-Western Region of Nepal.
  • Going on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Jajarkot, taking in the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys along the way.
  • Trekking through the lush forests and hills of the Himalayas on a Red Panda Tracking Tour, led by experienced guides who are trained to track and locate red pandas in the wild.
  • Camping under the stars or staying in traditional lodges during the overnight trek.
  • Seeing other wildlife such as Himalayan black bears, musk deer, and snow leopards in addition to red pandas.
  • Learning about the local culture and way of life in Jajarkot and other areas of Nepal visited during the tour.
  • Having a unique and unforgettable experience that combines adventure, nature, and culture in one trip.
  • Cross the Kushe Patan and Visit Beautiful Mugu, Rara Lake and Jumla too.

Are you a wildlife enthusiast looking for an exhilarating and unforgettable experience in the natural world? Join us on a wildlife watching tour in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal, where you will have the fully chances to track down one of the shyest, most elusive, and least understood mammals in their wild and natural habitat: the red panda.

Thanks to the increase in conservation efforts and sustainable tourism, our local guides and wildlife trackers are exceptionally experienced and have probably seen more wild red pandas than anyone else on earth. Whilst we cannot guarantee a sighting, our guides' expertise means that sightings are increasing, and we boast an impressive record of previous sightings.

We work with the Red Panda Network (RPN) to contribute heavily to the continued survival and research of red pandas in their natural habitat. By employing local people as our guides and tracking crew and staying in local homestay at Kushe Village of Jajarkot (in the heart of red panda territory), we contribute directly to sustainable eco-tourism in this amazing location.

To increase our chances of seeing red pandas and other wildlife, we use the latest equipment, including high powered HD spotting scopes, camera traps, spotlights, and even night vision and thermal imaging (on request). Our full-time guides include one of the leading red panda conservationists and key member of the RP Network, Niraj Pun Magar, as well as local red panda tracking guides who live in the surrounding villages and are now employed to protect the red panda habitat.

The best (and perhaps only) seasons to see red pandas in the wild are the shoulder months of the monsoon and summer seasons of the far eastern Himalayan foothills. The spring (mid-March to mid-May) and autumn (October to November) provide cool enough temperatures for the red panda to come out onto large branches to sunbathe in the morning and be more active throughout the day.

As the tour is predominantly located at an altitude of 9,800ft-13,000ft, a good level of fitness or at least experience at hill walking is required. However, all trekking is done at your own pace, and the longest treks are usually less than an hour. We will provide a comprehensive pre-departure pack, including a full packing list of recommended equipment, but some essentials include binoculars or a spotting scope, light and durable walking clothes, waterproof jackets and trousers, hiking socks, gloves, hats, scarves, fleeces, thermals, and waterproof and comfortable walking boots with ankle support. Don't forget to bring plenty of memory cards or film for your camera, spare batteries, sun cream, a sun hat, and sun glasses. Snacks and sugary foods are also a good idea.

Embark on a thrilling Red Panda Tour in Nepal and discover the fascinating world of this endangered species found across the Himalayas of South Asia. From the Eastern Himalayas to Southwestern China, red pandas have a native range that encompasses the majestic Himalayan mountain range. These adorable mammals are mostly herbivorous and primarily feed on bamboo. They have reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to their shorter front legs. Although they are only slightly larger than domestic cats, they have a longer body and can weigh up to 6kg.

Your itinerary focuses on the Kushe RMC of Jajarkot district, which is known to be a habitat for red pandas. These skillful climbers spend most of their time in trees curled up with their long, bushy tails wrapped around their heads. Their thick reddish-brown fur offers additional protection from the cold, often harsh, mountain weather. During the tour, you will have a guide to accompany you and provide insights about the red pandas and their natural habitat. You will also get to experience the day-to-day activities of the typical rural village in the Jajarkot district of Nepal.

In Nepal, around 1000 red pandas are protected inside national parks, but they remain one of the most endangered species in the country as well as the whole world. There are also some communities of red pandas in Western and Eastern Nepal in the districts like Jajarkot, Ilam, Panchthar, and Taplejung where there are no national parks or wildlife reserves. However, these areas are home to one-fourth of the pandas. To protect these remaining communities of red pandas, non-profit organizations such as the Red Panda Community and Red Panda Network have been working since 2007. They aim to spread awareness among local people and take actions to protect the endangered species through habitat management, sustainable livelihood, and awareness building.

The Red Panda Tour in Nepal is a unique and thrilling experience that is perfect for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. Nepal is home to the elusive and rare red panda, a small, cat-sized mammal that is native to the Himalayas. Red pandas are known for their striking red fur, fluffy tail, and adorable appearance, making them a popular attraction for tourists.

Red Panda Searching Tour in Nepal:

The Red Panda Searching Tour in Nepal is a perfect opportunity for visitors to witness these amazing creatures in their natural habitat. The tour typically starts from Kathmandu and heads to the western part of the country. The journey takes travelers through scenic routes that offer breathtaking views of the mountains and valleys.

One of the best places to spot red pandas in Nepal is Jajarkot, a remote district located in the Mid-Western Region of the country. The Red Panda Tour in Jajarkot takes visitors deep into the lush forests and hills of the region, where red pandas are known to reside. The tour is led by experienced guides who are familiar with the local terrain and can help visitors navigate through the forests.

Red Panda Tracking Tour in Nepal:

For those looking for a more immersive experience, the Red Panda Tracking Tour in Nepal is the perfect option. The tour takes visitors on a trek through the forests of the Himalayas, where red pandas are known to roam. The trek offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, as well as a chance to spot other wildlife such as Himalayan black bears, musk deer, and snow leopards.

The Red Panda Tracking Tour in Nepal is led by experienced guides who are trained to track and locate red pandas in the wild. The guides use their knowledge of the local habitat and behavior of the red pandas to lead visitors to the best spots for spotting these elusive creatures. The trek is typically an overnight trip, with visitors staying in traditional lodges or camping under the stars.

Red Panda Tour in Jajarkot:

Jajarkot is a remote and rugged district located in the Mid-Western Region of Nepal. The region is known for its rich biodiversity and is home to a variety of flora and fauna. Jajarkot is also one of the best places in Nepal to spot red pandas in the wild. The Red Panda Tour in Jajarkot takes visitors on a journey through the lush forests and hills of the region, offering a chance to spot these elusive creatures in their natural habitat.

The tour typically starts from Kathmandu and takes visitors on a scenic drive to Jajarkot. The journey offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, and visitors can get a glimpse of the local culture and way of life. The tour is led by experienced guides who are familiar with the local terrain and can help visitors navigate through the forests.


In conclusion, the Red Panda Tour in Nepal is a unique and exciting experience that is perfect for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. Whether you choose to go on a Red Panda Searching Tour or a Red Panda Tracking Tour, or even a Red Panda Tour in Jajarkot, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience. Nepal's stunning landscapes, rich biodiversity, and unique culture make it the perfect destination for a wildlife adventure. So pack your bags and get ready to embark on an adventure of a lifetime.

Join us on a Red Panda Tour in Nepal and experience the magic of these fascinating creatures and the efforts being made to preserve them. Discover the unique beauty of the Himalayas and gain a deeper appreciation for the importance of conservation efforts in this breathtaking region.


Please note that the minimum age for this tour is 16 years old. Join us on this unforgettable adventure to witness the beauty of red pandas in their natural habitat while contributing to their conservation and the sustainable development of the local community.


Upon arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. You will have the rest of the day to relax and acclimatize to the altitude.

Kathmandu Heritage Site Tour is a must-see for any traveler visiting Nepal. So, after breakfast you will proceed to visit the Heritage site of akthamndu and in the dame time we will Prepare for your trip of Red Panda Tour.

After an early breakfast, you will fly or drive from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, a city in western Nepal. Upon arrival, you will be met by our local team who will drive you to Jajarkot. The journey takes about 8 hours, and you will be able to enjoy scenic views of the countryside along the way. Stay overnight at Thalaha Bazar of Jajarkot.

After breakfast we will start our hiking to Kushe Village from Thalaha bazar. will take about 5 hours to reach our destination for today, Kushe Village - last village between Jajarkot and Jumla.

Stay overnight at Local Homestay at Kushe Village.

you will begin your red panda tracking with our expert guides and continue it about three or four days whenever you want to tracking.. You will explore the forests and hills in search of these elusive creatures, using high-powered spotting scopes and other equipment to help you spot them. You will have a packed lunch in the field and then continue tracking in the afternoon.

overnight at homestay or we can arrange xamping at community forest.

Early morning after breakfast, we will trek down to Thalaha Bazar from Kushe Village. Will have our Linch at Thalaha Bazar and drive back to Nepalgunj.

Overnight at Nepalgunj.

You will board a flight to Kathmandu. Rest. Shopping.

Will take a rest in Kathmandu. You can go for Spa or body Massage. Farewell dinner at evening.

Your 13-day Red Panda tour to Jajarkot comes to an end today. Our representative will transfer you to the airport for your flight back home.

This 10-day itinerary takes you on a thrilling adventure to the Jajarkot district of Nepal, where you'll have the opportunity to track down the elusive red panda in its natural habitat. The trip is designed for wildlife enthusiasts who are interested in sustainable eco-tourism and conservation efforts. You'll be accompanied by experienced local guides and wildlife trackers who are knowledgeable about the area and its wildlife.

Cost Details
  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu- Nepalgunj- Kathmandu.
  • Nepalgunj - Thalaha Bazar-Nepalgunj transportion.
  • 3 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB plan
  • 3 night’s hotel accommodation in Nepalgunj and Thalaha Bazar on twin sharing basis on BB plan
  • Accommodation and 3 meals a day during the Red Panda Tracking Tour to Kushe Mountain forest (Tea, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as mention in the itinerary.
  • Professional government license holder English speaking trekking guide.
  • The required number of porters to carry the luggage during the tracking trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • All program as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff. (Guide, porter and driver)
  • All government and local taxes.
  • All the necessary permits.
  • Emergency Medical Kits.
  • Group welcome or farewell dinner.
  • International airfare to/ from Nepal.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj.
  • Travel Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, etc.
  • Beverages, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, boiled water during the red panda tour.
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • All food and beverages are other than on the itinerary.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.
Useful Information
  1. Best Time to Visit: The best time to embark on a Red Panda Tour in Nepal is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer pleasant weather, clear skies, and optimal visibility for wildlife spotting.

  2. Permits and Entry Fees: Before starting your tour, make sure to obtain the necessary permits and pay any entry fees required for visiting the specific regions or perks or national parks where red pandas are found. Your tour operator or guide can assist you with the permit process.

  3. Physical Fitness: The Red Panda Tour involves trekking through forests and hills, so it's important to have a reasonable level of physical fitness. Be prepared for moderate hiking and walking on uneven terrain. It's advisable to engage in regular exercise and prepare for the trip by building stamina.

  4. Packing Essentials:

    • Comfortable hiking shoes or trekking boots with good grip
    • Lightweight and breathable clothing suitable for both warm and cool weather
    • Rain gear, including a waterproof jacket and pants
    • Warm layers, as temperatures can drop in higher altitudes
    • Sun protection items such as a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen
    • Insect repellent to ward off bugs in forested areas
    • Basic first aid kit with essential medications and supplies
    • Portable water bottle and water purification tablets
    • Binoculars and a camera to capture the wildlife and stunning landscapes
  5. Accommodation and Facilities: Accommodation options in remote areas like Jajarkot will be basic, with camping or home stay at local people's house of Kushe Village. Electricity and hot water availability will be limited. It's advisable to carry a headlamp or flashlight, toiletries, and any other personal necessities you may require.

  6. Responsible Tourism: When visiting red panda habitats, it's crucial to practice responsible tourism. Follow the guidance of your guides to minimize disturbance to the wildlife and their habitats. Avoid littering and respect the local culture and traditions.

  7. Wildlife Viewing Etiquette: While searching for red pandas, maintain a respectful distance and observe them quietly. Refrain from making sudden movements or loud noises that could startle or disturb the animals. Remember that wildlife sightings are not guaranteed, as red pandas are elusive creatures.

  8. Local Community Engagement: Take the opportunity to interact with the local communities during your tour. Respect their customs and traditions, and learn about their efforts to conserve red pandas and their habitats. Supporting local initiatives and purchasing locally-made handicrafts can contribute to sustainable tourism and conservation.

  9. Travel Insurance: It is strongly recommended to have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and evacuations. Ensure that your insurance policy includes activities such as trekking and wildlife encounters.

  10. Expert Guides and Tour Operators: Choose reputable tour operators or guides who have experience in organizing Red Panda Tours in Nepal. They will have the necessary knowledge and expertise to enhance your wildlife experience and ensure your safety throughout the journey.

By keeping these useful tips in mind, you can make the most of your Red Panda Tour in Nepal and create unforgettable memories while contributing to the conservation efforts of this remarkable species.

  • It is found in Kushe Village community forest Jajarkot  and Kharsuthala Gairipatal and Bachhimela Community Forest of Sisne Rural Municipality of Rukum (where we focused), Langtang National Park, Sagarmatha National Park, Kanchanjunga Conservation Area and Makalu Barun National Park of Nepal. The national population size of red panda has been estimated to be 320-590individuals

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    Red pandas live in high-altitude, temperate forests with bamboo understories in the Himalayas and other high mountains. They range from northern Myanmar (Burma) to the west Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces of China. They are found in suitable habitat in Nepal, India and Tibet. In Nepal, Our first recommend destination is Kushe Village Community forest of Jajarkot and Kharsuthala Gairipatal and Bachhimela Community Forest of Sisne Rural Municipality of Rukum.
  • Kushe Community Forest of Jajarkot, Langtang, Ilam, Sagarmatha national Park, Makalu Barun National Park.

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