For the avoidance of doubt, we don't do fixed "join a group treks", We are exclusively private and custom-only.
Invariably, to stand any chance of seeing anything, you need to trek. On a hurried hiking itinerary, with a large group of people often making a total racket, the chances of seeing anything are remote.
With both the snow leopard and the red panda, we consider that the appeal of a snow leopard trek or a red panda trek will be the realm of the knowledgeable, experienced wildlife enthusiast only. It should go without saying that to stand any chance of seeing either a snow leopard in the wild or a red panda in the wild will require a purposeful and dedicated approach, i.e., the purpose of a snow leopard trek or a red panda trek is precisely that. The trek is dedicated to spotting these most rare and elusive species. It should go without saying (particularly on snow leopard treks) that there will be significant physical challenges and conditions to endure. We work closely with our friends and contacts at the official wildlife conservation bodies and species respective study groups within Nepal, who will usually provide the most appropriate species specialist to act as the guide, as well as ensuring that a code of conduct is adhered to. For snow leopards, we focus on the Annapurna Conservation Area, and for red pandas, Langtang National Park. However, we will operate only two private treks (for private parties of six or less) per year for either species, and then only if we are satisfied that a responsible, respectful approach will be adopted. Sadly, we too have seen those videos on Facebook of people trying to make themselves look great just for the sake of some "likes", when clearly the animal they are filming is displaying all the signs of fear and has been wantonly disturbed. And, no, we don't have set itineraries for snow leopard treks or red panda treks. It's all about having the flexibility to actively and reasonably seek out the species.