Celebrating milestones by achieving “Gold & Overall Award” in Indian Responsible Tourism Awards 2024

April 2, 2024

In a world increasingly focused on sustainability and environmental consciousness, our retreat stands as a beacon of responsible stewardship and visionary leadership. It is with great honour and pride that we announce the prestigious ‘Gold Award’ for Sustainable Leadership and ‘Overall Winner’ for Indian Responsible Tourism Awards 2024 being bestowed upon Lchang Nang Retreat in Ladakh. Amidst the jubilant atmosphere and shared sense of purpose, the sustainable leadership awards serve as a testament to the transformative power of visionary leadership and collective action. 

Incorporating Green Practices

Central to the ethos of sustainable serenity are mindful practices that foster a deeper connection with ourselves and the world around us. We are committed to the minimal use of plastic hence use zero plastic containers for our organic soaps, shampoo and moisturisers. From garbage segregation to recycling of almost all waste, our eco-friendly retreat embodies a harmonious blend of nature, culture, and mindful living. The ultimate goal of sustainability is to minimise retreat’s impact on the surrounding by reducing the unnecessary use of energy, supporting the use of alternative energy, and reducing greenhouse gases in an effort to change the course of global warming.

Well-Equipped With Solar Grid

Being the largest solar powered property in Ladakh, Lchang Nang discovers the transformative power of sustainable development in one of the world’s most breathtaking destinations. Powered by a 20 kW solar energy system, we utilise solar energy for all water heating needs and for solar lamps for landscape lighting where needed. We are well-equipped with solar panels and a battery bank that generates 95% of our energy. 

Eco-Friendly Accommodation

Rooted in principles of environmental stewardship and community empowerment, our retreat is built by sourcing local construction materials such as willow, stone, poplar and mud that mirror the rhythm of nature and make them a practical and sustainable work of architecture. From eco-friendly accommodations to eco-friendly hotel amenities, every aspect of Lchang Nang has been thoughtfully designed to minimise its ecological footprint and maximise its positive impact on the local ecosystem.

Water Conservation

By conserving water, we not only safeguard the environment but also mitigate the risk of water scarcity and ensure equitable access to this fundamental resource for all. From channelizing the melting glacier water to irrigating 20 acres of our property, our sustainable haven serves as a model for responsible tourism in Ladakh. Operating on the principle of environmental consciousness, we have adopted gravity-fed water systems to eliminate reliance on water pumping. Moreover, our drinking water is fresh mineral rich glacial water which is good in PH value. 

Community Engagement and Empowerment:

Lchang Nang Retreat actively engages with local communities, empowering them through local culture integration, indigenous craftsmanship and rehabilitation of lost traditions. We support local artisans by promoting their paintings and organising exhibitions. Also, we provide local culinary experiences through our menu and curated activities. We have our own inhouse range of products which are made by locals from locally found ingredients thus encouraging local economy and talent. We promote buying local vegetables and growing our own herbs organically.

As we celebrate the remarkable achievements of Lchang Nang Retreat and the receipt of the ‘Gold Award’ and “Overall Winner” for Indian Responsible Tourism Awards 2024, we are reminded of the profound impact that visionary leadership and sustainable practices can have on our planet. These awards not only acknowledge the resort’s unwavering commitment to sustainability but also celebrate its remarkable efforts in fostering eco-conscious practices and promoting environmental stewardship. 

Moreover, we express our deepest gratitude to our guests, partners, and community members who have supported us on this incredible journey. These awards are not just an accolade—it’s a symbol of our shared commitment to creating a better, more sustainable world for generations to come.