The first ecological lodge in Nepal

We would like to help our Nepalese friends who survived an earthquake to rebuild the tourist lodge in Langtang valley destroyed by a stone avalanche. The lodge will serve as a showcase of environment-friendly technologies and waste-free maintenance.

Author: Ecolodge Nepál

  • Stone avalanche in Lagtang

  • Langtang valley before and after earthquake

  • Rhododendron tree in Langtang

  • Major mountain range of Langtang

  • Nepalese tourist lodges

  • Local living - weaving

  • Destroyed lodges after earthquake

  • Image of earthquake damage

  • Langtang mountain range

  • Children of langtang

  • Dindu Lama who died in Langtang

  • Sacred Goisankund lakes

  • Local sherpa

  • Sunset in Langtang

  • Site of former Langtang village

EUR 13,561
pledged of EUR 11,225

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120% completed

196 contributors pledged

Community, Technology

Langtang, Central Development Region, Nepál

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How it has started

In 2012 I took my son on the trek in Langtang, a beautiful Himalayan valley. There we met Dindu Lama, a sherpa who ran a hikers’ lodge with his nephew Pasang. We struck a lasting friendship with Dindu, who even helped me carry my son down from the peak of Tsergo Ri when he got an altitude sickness. 
On an April morning in 2015, the ground shook in Nepal: the worst earthquake in centuries devastated the country. In Langtang, an enormous rock avalanche swept the Langtang village. Dindu and most of his family perished along with almost the entire village. Dindu’s ten-year-old son was the only member of the family to survive, with Pasang and his two sisters. 
At 24, Pasang had to leave his university studies in Kathmandu to take care of the others. They went to Kathmandu and rented an apartment there with our financial help. But they always wanted to go back. In 2017, I went back to Nepal with my friends, and Pasang was our guide on a trek around Manaslu. There we learned about his dream of rebuilding mountain lodge.

Our goal 

We want to help Pasang fulfill his dream. But out project is not primarily charitable; it is environmental. Tourism is a source of income for the population, and it is growing rapidly. However, with numbers comes destruction: waste, especially plastic, is starting to glut the villages, the demand for electricity is increasing and water sources are strained. If this continues, Nepal could quickly lose the nature beauty people come for. 

More details

This is why we’ve agreed with Pasang to help him build the Ecolodge. This means addressing five main issues: sustainability, energy, water, organic waste and plastic. The lodge has been designed with earthquake-proof components. Small, water turbine will harvest power from a local stream, aided solar and wind energy. There will be a unit for water treatment by ozone. A biogas unit will convert organic waste into gas for cooking and heating. Thanks to a supply of safe water, the lodge will be able to avoid selling plastic bottles. The whole concept is set up to be able to run without further technological assistance from our side. Entire lodge will be run by Pasang and local people.  We know that as mountain guides see the improvements others are making in their lodges the copy successful designs therefore the ideas could quickly spread. We would like to set up a technology awareness center at the lodge. We are determined to make this work; not just for Pasang, but for the mountains we love.

All the money we raise will be used for material and construction work. The total cost will be 40,000 Euro; now we want to raise the first part of the sum (about 12,000 Euro) so we can start in spring of 2018.

If we raise extra 4,000 Euro we will be able to install water treatment unit and therefore we can avoid selling PET bottles at the lodge.

We want also to install small biogas station combined with composting (2,000 Euro) to produce biogas for heating and cooking. 

With another extra 4,000 Euro we can install small hydropower turbine and possibly small wind turbine to ensure constant supply of electricity for the lodge.

We also want to build greenhouse for vegetable production and try to grow oyster mushrooms on birch wood.

We have people among us experienced in similar projects and we do believe we will be successful. We will continue to collect further funds through transparent account of Ecolodge nonprofit initiative and we will not stop until the Ecolodge will be up and running. We believe our project will contribute to protection of beautiful Himalayan nature.

... if you wish to learn more

Please visit out web page or Facebook

www https://ecolodgenepal.wixsite.com/ecolodge

www.facebook.com/ecolodgeNEPAL/

Improve your karma by supporting a good cause. Please contact us through our web page with any questions. 

About us 

We are a group of enthusiasts, biologist, two architects, civil engineer and others are joining in. We are pleased that our project has a support of outstanding climber Radek Jaroš who has climbed all 8 000-meters summits or eng. Jan Tillinger a founder of Suraya school in Ladakh, India.

News

Jan 7, 2018 We have succeeded!

Today, our HITHIT project has succeeded thanks to the help of all of you. We reached the amount of money needed for the beginning. We can now concentrate on planning, negotiating, consulting, preparing… not only here, in the Czech Republic, but also directly in Nepal. And we are getting the reward…

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Dec 7, 2017 We are presenting our project

 Recently we have presented our project at important events like travellers festival in Prague Around the world or at The international Festival of Alpinism. 

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  • 43 Good feeling and improved karma

    We thank to all even for small contribution. Be all Himalayan gods on your side. We will send you photo of beautiful nature in Langtang. Your name will be listed among donors at Ecolodge. 
    You can contribute any sum for this reward, we appreciate that it will save us money and a lot of work with sending rewards. 

    Reward delivery: In over a year

    EUR 7.74
    (CZK 200)
  • 20 Photo of the new Ecolodge

    Photo of the new Ecolodge including Thank you card from Pasang and his family. Your name will be listed at Ecolodge as donator. 

    Reward delivery: In over a year

    EUR 13.55
    (CZK 350)
  • 12 Movie and photo of Ecolodge

    Truly amateur but funny movie from our trek around Manaslu in spring 2017and photo of the Ecolodge with thank you card from Pasang and his family. Your name will be listed at Ecolodge as donator. 

    Reward delivery: In over a year

    EUR 21.29
    (CZK 550)
  • 3 from 5 beautiful and useful diary 2018 with images of mountains

    You will never miss your meetings or trips to mountains. Diary with signature of Radek Jaros the first Czech who climbed all 8 000 m summits. Warning - all is in Czech language only.
     

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 21.29
    (CZK 550)
  • 6 Photo of Langtang in paper frame

    Beautiful photo will be sent in spring and rest of money will be dedicated in full into the building of Ecolodge. Thank you very much. 

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 23.22
    (CZK 600)
  • 4 from 30 Package of Nepalese tea

    Package of Nepalese tea 100g in embroidered Nepalese bag. Locals add a yak milk into the tea but that we are unable to provide. 
    Your name will be on donators desk at the lodge.

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 25.16
    (CZK 650)
  • Sold out!! Calendar 2018 with beautiful images of the mountains

    Full year in the mountains with calendar of Radek Jaros (reward does not include travel expenses of mountain trips :-) but it is a good inspiration for your travels. Calendar in in Czech.

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 27.10
    (CZK 700)
  • 24 from 30 Nepalese music on CD

    Nepalese CD with traditional or modern music (let us know your preference) - listening to that could be a bit demanding but at least you will get used to neverending music in Nepalese buses in case you visit Nepal. 

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 29.03
    (CZK 750)
  • 11 from 30 Tibetan praying flags

    We will write your name and names of 4 of your family members on set of praying flags and place it nearby the lodge as a old Nepalese ritual to be praying for your good fortune. You ensure a long term support of Himalayan goods. Plus we will send you photo of the flags. 




     

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 36.77
    (CZK 950)
  • 3 from 5 Book of Radek Jaros “In the avalanche”

    Useful book for all mountain lovers with signature of the author. The book is in Czech language.
    Plus your name on donator plate at the Ecolodge.  

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 36.77
    (CZK 950)
  • Sold out!! Rhododendrons to look at

    Single entrance for the family to visit Pruhonice park, UNESCO Heritage with a large collection of Himalayan native plants - rhododendrons (in spring when they flower). 

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 38.71
    (CZK 1,000)
  • 5 from 5 Book of Radek Jaros “Mountains, my sweetheart"

    Book with signature. The book is in Czech.
    Plus your name on donator plate at the Ecolodge.  

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 40.64
    (CZK 1,050)
  • 4 from 5 Book of Radek Jaros “K2 the last jewell of my crown”

    The book with signature. The book is in Czech.


    Plus your name on donator plate at the Ecolodge.  

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 44.51
    (CZK 1,150)
  • 3 from 5 Book of Radek Jaros “Mountains from the top”

    Book with signature. The book is in Czech.

    Plus your name on donator plate at the Ecolodge.

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 48.38
    (CZK 1,250)
  • 19 from 20 Rhododendrons for your garden

    Unfortunately we are not able to ship this to other countries. But you can get them in the Czech Republic, two small rhododendrons you can plant in your garden. Alternatively we will send you beautiful photo of large rhododendron tree from Langtang and list your name as an important  donor at the Ecolodge. 

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 50.32
    (CZK 1,300)
  • 9 from 10 Rhododendrons guided tour

    Single entrance for the family to visit Pruhonice park, UNESCO Heritage with a large collection of rhododendrons including expert guided tour.  

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 61.93
    (CZK 1,600)
  • 13 from 20 Sea buckthorn to your garden

    Pair of two plants (male and female) of sea buckthorn grown in Himalayan valleys and small jar of sea buckthorn delicious jam just in case your plants will die (plants cannot be shipped outside Czech Republic so you will receive larger jar of jam only).  

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 73.54
    (CZK 1,900)
  • 17 from 20 Sea buckthorn in Nepal

    Pair of plants of sea buckthorn will be planted with your name tag nearby the Ecolodge and you will receive photo with your trees and Pasang. 
     

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 85.16
    (CZK 2,200)
  • 12 from 15 Nepalese clothes

    Nepalese clothes - cotton shirt or T-shirt with traditional picture or wool hat or gloves from Nepal. Plus thank you card from Pasang. 
    (write your preference for the type of clothes) 

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 96.77
    (CZK 2,500)
  • 16 from 20 Nepalese hand-made thangka

    Typical Nepalese painted thangka is a beautiful souvenir that will placed in the frame on your wall at home remind you about your generous donation to our  project.  
     

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 116.12
    (CZK 3,000)
  • 12 from 15 Invitation talk and slide show

    We will invite you to talk and slide show about Nepal and the Ecolodge project. You will be listed as an important donor at Ecolodge and we will send you photo of Ecolodge signed by Pasang. 

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 135.48
    (CZK 3,500)
  • 11 from 16 Free nights at Ecolodge

    Free 3 nights at the Ecolodge for 2 persons plus personal signatures on plate of donors at Ecolodge. Valid until 2022.

     

    Reward delivery: In over a year

    EUR 154.83
    (CZK 4,000)
  • 6 from 14 Free nights at Ecolodge with food

    Free 3 nights at the Ecolodge for 2 persons including free food plus personal signatures on  plate of donors at Ecolodge. Valid until 2022.
     

    Reward delivery: In over a year

    EUR 193.54
    (CZK 5,000)
  • 11 from 12 Nights at Ecolodge with food and sea buckthorn

    Free 3 nights at the Ecolodge for 2 persons including free food plus personal signatures on  plate of donors at Ecolodge. Valid until 2022.
    Pair of plants of sea buckthorn will be planted with your name tag nearby Ecolodge and you will receive photo with your trees and Pasang. 

    Reward delivery: In over a year

    EUR 232.24
    (CZK 6,000)
  • 9 from 10 Nights at lodge, food, sea buckthorn, rhododendrons

    Free 3 nights at the Ecolodge for 2 persons including free food plus personal signatures on  plate of donors at Ecolodge. Valid until 2022.
    Pair of plants of sea buckthorn will be planted with your name tag nearby Ecolodge and you will receive photo with your trees and Pasang. 
    + 2 rododendrons for your garden (shipped only in the Czech Republic).

    Reward delivery: In over a year

    EUR 251.60
    (CZK 6,500)
  • 12 from 12 Nepalese party in the barn

    Happy party reward - invitation for Nepalese party in village barn in Kamenice with movie from Himalayas and good food and music - spring 2018. 

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 270.95
    (CZK 7,000)
  • 5 from 8 Nepalese stone plate

    Nepalese stone plate with carved inscription Namaste Ecolodge size cca 220 x 80 mm.
    Plus invitation to Nepalese party in a village barn. 

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 387.07
    (CZK 10,000)
  • 5 from 5 Nepalese dinner

    Very good dinner with organizers of the Ecolodge  project in Nepalese restaurant in Prague in spring 2018.
    You will be listed at Ecolodge as an important donor. 

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 619.31
    (CZK 16,000)
  • 3 from 3 Pasang's small reward

    3 days of guiding by Pasang in Langtang or Tamang for group of up to 5 people (excluding transport, accommodation and food) valid until 2021. 
    Plus invitation to Nepalese party in the barn. 

    Reward delivery: In over a year

    EUR 967.68
    (CZK 25,000)
  • Sold out!! Pasang's medium reward

    6 days of guiding by Pasang in Langtang or Tamang for group of up to 5 people (excluding transport, accommodation and food) valid until 2021. 
    Plus invitation to Nepalese party in the barn. You will become bronze donor of Ecolodge. 
    Please contact us before sending your contribution. 

    Reward delivery: In over a year

    EUR 1,935.36
    (CZK 50,000)
  • 1 from 1 Pasang's large reward

    10 days of guiding by Pasang for a group of up to 5 people (excluding travel, food and accomodation costs) on selected trek in Langtang, Manaslu, Annapurna or Tamang (valid until 2022).  
    Including invitation to Nepalese party in the village barn. Silver donor of Ecolodge. Please contact us before sending the contribution. 

    Reward delivery: In over a year

    EUR 2,709.50
    (CZK 70,000)
  • 1 from 1 Pasang's largest reward

    14 days of guiding by Pasang for group of 5 people on selected trek in Nepal (excluding travel, accommodation and food costs) - valid until 2022.
    Plus dinner with us all and Radek Jaroš in Nepalese restaurant. 
    Plus invitation to Nepalese party. Golden donor of Ecolodge. 
    Please contact us before sending the contribution. 

    Reward delivery: In over a year

    EUR 3,096.57
    (CZK 80,000)
  • 1 from 1 This is probably not going to happen

    If you can and wish to donate more than the largest Pasanf award then you will become life-long honorable guest at Ecolodge and possibly also a blood brother of Pasang. Thank you very very much. But most importantly we will be able with your donation to build in extra technologies at the Ecolodge - small wind turbine and public recharger for small devices like cell phones and satelite phone for mountain emergency.  
    Invitation to our Nepalese party - welcomed to stay till the morning. Diamond donor. 
    Contact us before  your contribution.

    Reward delivery: In over a year

    EUR 3,870.72
    (CZK 100,000)