• Red Panda Camping Trek


    13 days culture and adventure package

  • Journey to discover one of the most rare animals in Nepal in its natural habitat. We’ll camp in the mountains as we track the Red Panda.

    Five14's "Sherpa Guarantee"

    We'll meet you at the airport in Kathmandu and be with you every step of the way. We are dedicated to making your trip to Nepal an unforgettable and safe experience. Through the trek, Kathmandu tours, and homestays, our staff and guides will show you the side of Nepal few get to truly experience.

    Adventure Level: Moderately Strenuous

    1188 meters (3898 ft.) - 3,343 meters (10,698 ft.)

    We’ll start our trek traveling through villages and staying in homestays. Then we’ll join our local, World Wildlife Fund-certified guides to climb high into the mountains where the red pandas live. We’ll camp out and then wait for a sighting. Red panda sightings are not guaranteed, but likely.


    • Airport to airport itinerary
    • Stay at Five14 Bed and Breakfast
    • Stay in homestays and experience local village life
    • Camping
    • Sightseeing red pandas
    • Swimming in mountain streams
    • Volunteering in community development projects
  • Itinerary

    An overview of the Red Panda Trek with airport to airport service

    Day 1 - Arrive

    Arrive into the Kathmandu International Airport and after picking up your bags and exiting the building you’ll be greeted by one of our Five14 staff, holding our signature sign for you to recognize. We’ll take you in our 6 seater jeep to our bed & breakfast. The bed & breakfast manager will welcome you, show you to your room, and share a brief orientation with you. Then just relax for the rest of the day or night while enjoying some amazing drinks from our cafe!

    Day 2 - Orientation and Tour

    Wake up and order a complimentary breakfast from our cafe. Afterwards, you’ll meet with your guide for some basic trek preparation. Your guide will inform you of the local customs, history of the village area, show you the mapped out trekking route, and go over a simple packing list. The rest of the day we'll take you on a tour of Kathmandu, where you'll learn about the culture, religion, and social issues the people of Nepal are tackling.

    Day 3 - 11 Red Panda Trek

    Check out the interactive map below for a detailed description, altitude changes, and photos of the trek.

    Day 12 - Rest and Debrief

    After eating a complimentary flavorful breakfast back at our cafe, you’ll meet with one of our staff to share quick feedback on your experience. The rest of the day you’ll have time to participate in a nearby day long adventure of mountain biking, bungee jumping, or shopping for memorable souvenirs and gifts.

    Day 13 - Depart

    Whenever your scheduled departure flight is, our company driver will drop you off at the Kathmandu International Airport a few hours beforehand. You’ll be able to say your last goodbyes to our staff or the new friends you’ve made during your stay and we’ll make sure you have everything you need to leave well!

  • Interactive Map with Detailed Trekking Itinerary

    Click on this interactive map of the Red Panda Trek to discover the adventure waiting for you!

  • What's Included

    What's Included

    The following is included in your package:

    • Airport pickup & drop off
    • 4 nights stay in a dormitory style room, with a shared bathroom, at Five14 B&B. A complimentary breakfast is also included in your stay (a private room can be requested at additional cost).
    • Orientation 
    • A city tour 
    • All private transportation on the trek
    • All meals and lodging on the trek 
    • Guide fees
    • National park fees
    • Government taxes and trekking permits

    What's Not Included

    You'll need to pay for these separately:

    • Airfare to and from Nepal
    • Nepal visa (can be obtained on arrival for most countries - click here for more details)
    • Travel insurance 
    • Porters to carry bags (although this can be added for an additional cost) 
    • Personal expenses (ie: laundry, SIM card, charging devices at tea houses along the trail) 
    • Alcoholic beverages 
    • Meals not specified in Kathmandu 
    • Additional one day adventures in or near Kathmandu
  • What people are saying about our adventures

    Nathan, Canada

    The trip was incredible! It gave us a chance to see and experience real Nepali culture away from the usual tourist traps as well as give back to the community through a building project. Working alongside the Nepali people was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

    David, Colorado

    Excellent! We have recommended Five14 to teams interested in Adventure Tours with a Purpose. Every team that we have referred to Five14 over the last 7 years have given us wonderful feedback about their first class experience. Thank you for your love and heart felt service to the people of Nepal through your quality Adventure Tours.

    Jaron, Canada

    Amazing. On both occasions that I had the pleasure of partnering with Five14 I had a truly great experience. I would recommend Five14 to anyone who wants to explore with a purpose.​


    Looking for something else? Check out our other adventure packages, combine the Red Panda trek with another adventure, or contact us to dream and customize a unique trip.

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