After several further recent site visits and the transformation of Nepal’s political situation, we are now working our way gradually through the maze of Nepalese bureaucracy and completing our tourist and other licenses. The last monsoon caused some damage to the track in front of the land (washed it away!), and has caused some re-thinks about vehicle access. Our lodge design is complete and building has commenced with staff houses already on site.
We’re learning more all the time about the possibilities and problems associated with making the lodge as ‘eco’ as possible, and have learnt more about composting toilets than you probably want to know.
Managing waste water and toilet waste is one of the biggest issues facing us if we want to do this right, especially when there are no local options for the responsible removal & disposal of waste from septic tanks. Our garden will need lots of compost though!
Final building of the main lodge restaurant and cottages is planned to start after the next monsoon season, fingers crossed.