Red Panda Photography Tour
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Red Panda Photography Tour in Nepal

location_iconKathmandu, Ilam, Dobato

Country

Nepal

Duration

9 Days

Best Season

March to May / Oct to Nov

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge.
altitude

Max. Altitude

4000 m.

Group

Size Private

Transportation

Private Vehicle
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Overview

Embark on this fascinating adventure through lush green forest of Nepal to witness the elusive and adorable red pandas in their natural habitat. Red panda have vibrant red fur yet are expert at camouflage and blend flawlessly in the jungle. There are huge number of red panda inside the forest of Nepal, which remains outside the conservation areas of Nepal making easier for poaching. Local communities are working hard to preserve the red pandas, however it would be much easier if government take some major action on this. This tour offer unique and ecofriendly experience as we move in the wild and encounter them in their natural habitat.

The red panda is native to the Himalayas of South Asia, inhabiting regions from the Eastern Himalayas to Southwestern China. The red pandas are native to higher Himalayan regions of South Asia and Himalayas of southwestern China. The small to medium sized mammal have a striking appearance with rusted color fur on its upper parts with dark colored face, belly and legs. Their long and fluffy tail with reddish-black fur adds uniqueness and adorable appearance. They have life span about 8-10 years in the wild and about 15 years in places like wildlife parks. Their long and fluffy tail helps to balance their body weight while wandering in the wild. They can produce noises like chirps of birds or deep huff like bears in the wild. The estimated number of red panda is less than 10,000 in the world.

On this journey we take you east Nepal, the place far from mass tourism and one of the lesser known destination where ancient culture and tradition are well preserved by the local communities of the region. We provide you authentic experience and amazing soul recharging adventure in land which less travelled and unspoiled far from any tourism infrastructure. The place provides you with amazing breathtaking views of third highest mountain range of the world, Mt.Kanchanjunga. Gaining elevation higher there lies a territory of another elusive and rare animal of the world Show Leopard. The trails takes you through places called Dobato, Sandakpur, Maipokhari, and many other rural villages of Ilam. The forest of Dobato is considered ideal spot in order to track the red panda in their natural habitat.

Being sensitive to warm weather, they are hard to find during summer. Monsoons poses significant risks with heavy rainfall and landslide and makes your journey tough and hassle in order to reach and track them in their habitat. The local community don’t allow tracking in the mating season which is January to February due to high risk of poaching and from the view of conservation. So the best time happens to be during spring (March to May) and winter (October & November). Join us in supporting the conservation of red pandas and their fragile ecosystem.

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Day
1
Kathmandu arrival.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

You will be welcomed by one of the member from Global holidays adventure at the Kathmandu airport. You then will be taken to hotel by a private vehicle. Once you reach hotel, later we will have small briefing about the trip.

 

Day
2
Flight to Bhadrapur, Drive to Ilam.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle

Today after breakfast, you will set out for Bhadrapur. You will catch a flight from domestic terminal at Kathmandu. Upon reaching Bhadrapur you will catch a private vehicle and start moving towards Ilam. The drive duration to Ilam will be about 3-4 hours. Upon reaching Ilam, a tea capital of Nepal, you will enjoy amazing landscape of tea plantation and other scenic views.

Day
3
Drive to Dobato.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

Today we will set out from Ilam to reach Dobato. The distance today is about 201 km and the drive continues for 5-6 hours. You will cross both blacked topped and off road track and reach Dobato. You can always stop at a place that catches your attention. Dobato has very few houses. Upon reaching Dobato you will go for walk around and explore the area.

Day
4
Red panda tracking day.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Today starts pretty early. We have our breakfast early and set out for tracking red pandas. We will walk through the forest with a guide, who is expert in the area of red panda. We will spend our day in the forest tracking them. We will have packed lunch at the forest and continue our activity. You will enjoy amazing sunset views as well.

Day
5
Tracking Red panda.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Today you will be again doing the same activity. We will set out on the core areas of jungle and search the pandas. You will be accompanied by the expert in the region.

Day
6
Tracking Red Panda.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Today you will be again doing the same activity. We will set out on the core areas of jungle and search the pandas. You will be accompanied by the expert in the region.

Day
7
Drive back Ilam.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

We spend our morning at the village and after breakfast we set out for Ilam. We will be driving the same terrain that we have used few days back. Upon reaching you can buy some amazing tea from the garden itself. You will explore the place and enjoy local delicacy there.

Day
8
Fly back Kathmandu.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hote.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle/Flight

We drive to Bhadrapur from Ilam and take a flight to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu you can enjoy your evening by one of the pubs at Thamel. You can shop some souvenir for your people back home.

Day
9
Final departure.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast.
transport_icon Transport: Private vehicle.

One of our representative will drop you off at the international terminal of Kathmandu in order to catch your flight leading to your home.

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Inclusions

  • Necessary airort pick up and drop as per the itinerary.
  • 2 Nights hotel accommodation in kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Ilam with breakfast.
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in local homestay and 3 meals in a day during in RED panda tracking. 
  • Kathmandu - Bhadrapur- Kathmandu flight.
  • Bhadrapur airport to Ilam to Bhadrapur private vehicle.
  • Ilam to Dobate by private jeep.
  • Illam night’s hotel accommodation in Illam on twin sharing basis with AP plan at 3 stars hotel.
  • Government license holder english speakign guide.
  • Require numbers of porters during the trip.
  • All program as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Salary, insurance, allowance, food and accommodation for guide and driver.
  • Government Tax and office service charge
  • Basic medical kits.
Excludes
  • International airfare.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Ilam.
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, etc.
  • Beverages, alcoholic drinks, mineral water.
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude to staffs.
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