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June 17, 2019 | Last Modified: 2020

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NamKhan Project & Ecolodge is a natural eco-resort, respectful of its environment and its local community. NamKhan Ecolodge is a green sanctuary along the Namkhan river located in Luang Prabang, Unesco World Heritage city, where travellers can reconnect with nature, discover the lao traditionnal culture and immerse themselves in tropical food, forest, eco-farming and enjoy our animals stable as well as our outdoors activities. At NamKhan Ecolodge we welcome our guest and help them discover the Laotian culture by offering the possibility to share a course of bamboo weaving with our dean Mrs Souk, enjoy our organic farm of 3 hectares, its functioning, our plantations and the products that we get from it. Guest have the possibility to eat at our farm to table restaurant, explore our tropical gardens, be enchanted by our animals (Hmong horses, chickens, cats, dogs, goats and rabbits), go jogging or hiking on our marked trails, relax on our beach or enjoy our outdoor pool, learn yoga, chi kung and meditation through our daily classes, get a massage from our therapist and many other outdoor activities to enjoy. The Ecolodge offers the possibility to stay in an ecological tourist accommodation offering Farm and Bungalows rooms, lotus tents and a Villa named Art Villa (luxurious independant villa). All the property is set up in a unique natural environment along the river. It is a unique eco-resort where it is good to take your time. Everything is thought for the traveller's peace of mind.

Responsibility

The NamKhan Project is working towards sustainability tourism. We were keen to promote a sustainable ecological project, being mindful of its impact on the environment. NamKhan Ecolodge is as environmentally friendly as possible. We have our own organic farm, zero chemicals are used on the property and we create our own compost and fertiliser which is used to spread on our crops. We operate organic zero waste agriculture by recycling our kitchen waste. The green cycle begins in our kitchen where leftovers are given to our many farm animals, any remaining food is used for compost and the compost is then used to feed our crops. We are able to clean our waste water thanks to different septic tanks and their specific filtering layers comprised of coal and sand, this cleans the water before discharging it into the Khan river. We are fortunate to have the river running alongside the property and an underground water source that allows us to water our crops without using city water. With regards to the Ecolodge we use no, or very little plastic: soap dispensers are present in all rooms and filled with natural products for shower gel, hand soap and shampoo. This extends to the housekeeping where for cleaning we use white vinegar, bicarbonate of soda lemon and water and our laundry where a natural coconut-based detergent and essential oils are used. At breakfast our guests will not see plastic, we reuse our glass jars for jam, butter honey and other condiments, many of which are produced right here on the farm. We also produce delicious herbal teas, peanut butter, spices and dried fruit. Our ecolodge was built using local materials found in Luang Prabang. Concerning the rooms, each unique piece of furniture was made by hand from Teak wood in our carpentry workshop. We have one skilled carpenter who works with a team of 3 local Lao men providing skills to give them a better future. Bamboo is also a frequently used material and our local village, Donkeo is known for its bamboo crafts, many of these you will find in the rooms: the waste bin, tissue box and baskets holding toilet paper and other supplies.

Business Case

We educate our staff and welcome school group visits in order to provide them with an understanding of good ecological practices of daily life and environmental awareness. We are keen to train locals and international students to the practices of integrated farming and permaculture design. We help diversifying the local economy and help farmers enrich their product supply. Fairly distribute benefits to reduce poverty and help the people enjoy the benefits of their work.

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NamKhan Project & Ecolodge is a natural eco-resort, respectful of its environment and its local community. NamKhan Ecolodge is a green sanctuary along the Namkhan river located in Luang Prabang, Unesco World Heritage city, where travellers can reconnect with nature, discover the lao traditionnal culture and immerse themselves in tropical food, forest, eco-farming and enjoy our animals stable as well as our outdoors activities. At NamKhan Ecolodge we welcome our guest and help them discover the Laotian culture by offering the possibility to share a course of bamboo weaving with our dean Mrs Souk, enjoy our organic farm of 3 hectares, its functioning, our plantations and the products that we get from it. Guest have the possibility to eat at our farm to table restaurant, explore our tropical gardens, be enchanted by our animals (Hmong horses, chickens, cats, dogs, goats and rabbits), go jogging or hiking on our marked trails, relax on our beach or enjoy our outdoor pool, learn yoga, chi kung and meditation through our daily classes, get a massage from our therapist and many other outdoor activities to enjoy. The Ecolodge offers the possibility to stay in an ecological tourist accommodation offering Farm and Bungalows rooms, lotus tents and a Villa named Art Villa (luxurious independant villa). All the property is set up in a unique natural environment along the river. It is a unique eco-resort where it is good to take your time. Everything is thought for the traveller's peace of mind.

The NamKhan Project is working towards sustainability tourism. We were keen to promote a sustainable ecological project, being mindful of its impact on the environment. NamKhan Ecolodge is as environmentally friendly as possible. We have our own organic farm, zero chemicals are used on the property and we create our own compost and fertiliser which is used to spread on our crops. We operate organic zero waste agriculture by recycling our kitchen waste. The green cycle begins in our kitchen where leftovers are given to our many farm animals, any remaining food is used for compost and the compost is then used to feed our crops. We are able to clean our waste water thanks to different septic tanks and their specific filtering layers comprised of coal and sand, this cleans the water before discharging it into the Khan river. We are fortunate to have the river running alongside the property and an underground water source that allows us to water our crops without using city water. With regards to the Ecolodge we use no, or very little plastic: soap dispensers are present in all rooms and filled with natural products for shower gel, hand soap and shampoo. This extends to the housekeeping where for cleaning we use white vinegar, bicarbonate of soda lemon and water and our laundry where a natural coconut-based detergent and essential oils are used. At breakfast our guests will not see plastic, we reuse our glass jars for jam, butter honey and other condiments, many of which are produced right here on the farm. We also produce delicious herbal teas, peanut butter, spices and dried fruit. Our ecolodge was built using local materials found in Luang Prabang. Concerning the rooms, each unique piece of furniture was made by hand from Teak wood in our carpentry workshop. We have one skilled carpenter who works with a team of 3 local Lao men providing skills to give them a better future. Bamboo is also a frequently used material and our local village, Donkeo is known for its bamboo crafts, many of these you will find in the rooms: the waste bin, tissue box and baskets holding toilet paper and other supplies.

We educate our staff and welcome school group visits in order to provide them with an understanding of good ecological practices of daily life and environmental awareness. We are keen to train locals and international students to the practices of integrated farming and permaculture design. We help diversifying the local economy and help farmers enrich their product supply. Fairly distribute benefits to reduce poverty and help the people enjoy the benefits of their work.

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