Red Panda – one of the world’s most sought-after mammals and a species that until recently was merely a pipedream for most people. Our tour centers on the stunning Singalila Ridge, straddling the borders of both Nepal and India, and was until fairly recently a rather unknown location. During this exceptional tour we will be based in a comfortable homestay within the magnificent forests of the eastern Himalayas. The Red Panda is currently the subject of a research and conservation program in this region and there is simply no better place to look for it. Assisted by local researchers and trackers and with ample time, we have a very high chance of multiple sightings!
Other exciting Himalayan mammals may be found in these forests and the bird life is absolutely superb. Over the course of our visit here we hope to see Blood Pheasant, Satyr Tragopan, Fire-tailed Myzornis and Golden-breasted Fulvetta, to name but a few, and all in a glorious setting with the world’s highest mountains towering above us. The friendly hospitality of the locals will round out this experience, which is something truly different and unique!
2022 Prices are an estimate, dates are not confirmed and may change.
Blood Pheasant, Satyr Tragopan, Fire-tailed Myzornis, Golden-breasted Fulvetta, Hill Partridge, Kalij Pheasant, Himalayan Griffon, Golden Eagle, Mountain Hawk-Eagle, Gould’s Shortwing, Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Spotted Nutcracker, Himalayan Bluetail, Spotted, Grey-sided, Chestnut-crowned, Striated, Scaly & Black-faced Laughinthrushes, Fulvous, Great, Brown & Grey-headed Parrotbills, White-browed Fulvetta, Stripe-throated & Rufous-vented Yuhinas, Hoary-throated Barwing, Green Shrike-Babbler, Rusty-flanked Treecreeper, Altai, Alpine, & Rufous-breasted Accentors, Green-tailed & Fire-tailed Sunbirds, White-browed, Beautiful & Dark-breasted Rosefinches, Red-headed Bullfinch, Gold-naped Finch, Spot-bellied Eagle-Owl, Tawny Fish Owl, Grey Nightjar.
Red Panda, Assam Macaque, Indian Muntjac, Himalayan Serow, Yellow-throated Marten, Leopard Cat, Bhutan Giant Flying Squirrel. Rare: Indochinese Clouded Leopard, Asian Golden Cat, Marbled Cat, Himalayan Black Bear, Chinese Pangolin.
temperate forest including bamboo, oak, magnolia and rhododendron
cool to cold in the mountains
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader & 1 local leader
Tour Pace & Walking
moderate pace, you will need a reasonable level of fitness to enjoy this tour
basic homestay with electricity and hot water
Ease of Birding
generally easy with a few difficult species
photographic station at our homestay
good to excellent