THE ECO-VILLAGE

WHAT IS THE ECO-VILLAGE?

The eco-village project is here to provide travelers with a traditional Nepali village experience, which can be used as an ecological base, and provides home comforts.

Annapurna Eco-village  is composed of several cottages made of split stone with slate roof. Each room is spacious and has comfortable beds to give you a good nights sleep. The ensuite bathroom with western toilet ensure you can stay fresh when it’s hot outside, and warm up in the winter.

 

The cottages are set amongst an eco-farm within a traditional Nepali village and the backdrop is the majestic Annapurna range. Fishtail mountain looms in all its glory!

 

At our Eco-Village the cooking is mostly sourced from our organic gardens. Our bio-gas pit is used for cooking, and is powered by toilet waste and cattle dung.

This reduces the use of firewood and gas cylinders and thus helps reduce deforestation.

 

The remaining sludge is used as manure on the fields. Garbage is separated and recycled or composted when possible.

The food is mostly grown in our gardens without the use of chemical pesticides (bio-pesticides are used) and deliciously cooked in the traditional Nepali way.

HOW DO I GET THERE?

Astam eco-village is easily reached by road and takes about 1 hour. However, it is more enjoyable to walk from the highway.

From POKHARA

Option 1 (easiest): Drive to Astam (1 hour)  – Take a jeep (3000 NRS)

Option 2 (medium): Drive to Hemja (30 minutes) & then walk to the eco-village via the mountain track (2 hours).
(Why not take your time and ask us to organize morning or afternoon tea on the way?)

From Annapurna Trek
You can walk from Dampus, 3 hours, and enjoy the beautiful 360 degrees scenery from our village

When you stay or trek with us you can be confident that your impact on the environment will be minimized and you will be supporting:
Upper and Lower Astam schools
Local environmental projects (Bio-gas, sand filtering water system, empowering women and recycling)
Astam medical clinic

CLICK here for video links about Annapurna Eco-village:

http://www.team360.info/travel/annapurna-eco-village

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChUe1MWI7kP0uuGIzU8G-_w