Chinese Red Panda

Labahe Nature Reserve is widely regarded as one of the best places in the world to view Red Pandas, but even at their most conspicuous and most active during daylight hours, it will still require a good amount of hard work and patience to find them. In recent years China Wild Tour is proud to have organised a number of successful Chinese Red Panda tours in Sichuan.


Sightings of the charismatic Chinese Red Panda will be the main focus of the tour but in addition we will hope to see other inhabitants of the high mountains such as Red-and-white Giant Flying Squirrel and Tibetan Macaque together with other small but interesting selection of birdlife.


Tour Highlights

  • Explore the refuges of the Chinese Red Panda – the world’s most magnificent cat
  • Excellent chance of Chinese Red Panda in the forests of Labahe
  • Tibetan Macaque, Sumbar Deer, Red-and-white Giant Flying Squirrel, Reeves's Muntjac, Tufted Deer, Chinese Serow amongst other mammals seen
  • Lady Amherst's Pheasant, Temminck's Tragopan, Golden-breasted Fulvetta, Firethroat,  Golden,Great, Brown, Fulvous Parrotbills amongst Labahe NNR highlights
  • Spectacular mountain scenery.
  • Early morning & evening spotlighting walks & drives.
  • Expertly guided by expert  China Wild Tour naturalist guide


Chengdu – Labahe NNR – Chengdu



Spring / Autumn


1-10 Persons



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Day 1 Chengdu – Labahe NNR

On your arrival in Yushu, you will be met at the airport by your local driver and our guide, and then 3.5 hours driving to Labahe NNR and overnight.

Overnight in the hotel, which is located in the heart of the reserve for a 5-night stay.

Day 2-5 Labahe

For the next four full days you will be in search of Red Panda in the forest of Labahe NNR. We'll explore the reserve through a mix of walks and drives, we will likely encounter a variety of other mammals and birds, such as Tibetan Macaque,  Red and White Giant Flying Squirrel, Sambar Deer, Chinese Serow, Chinese Leopard Cat, Hog Badger, Golden-breasted Fulvetta, Little Forktail, Crimson-breasted Woodpeckers etc. If we have better luck, we can find Temminck's Tragopan and Lady Amherst's Pheasant as well!

Overnight in Labahe NNR.

Day 6 Labahe NNR – Chengdu
This last morning explore in Labahe NNR. After lunch, 3.5 hours driving back to Chengdu airport in time to catch your return flight home.

Tour end.