Nestled in the breathtaking landscape of Sapa, Vietnam, Topas Ecolodge offers a unique and eco-friendly retreat for travelers seeking a sustainable and enriching experience.
If you are looking for a leisurely escape or a getaway in Vietnam, consider a bungalow at Topas Ecolodge. The mountaintop luxury yet rustic lodge is known for incredible views of Sapa’s peaks and terraced valleys, especially from our two saltwater pools. However, Topas Ecolodge is also a leader when it comes to sustainability.
At the heart of this eco-luxury resort lies a commitment to sustainable practices. The resort prioritizes the use of locally sourced and organic ingredients in its restaurant. Nearly all food is purchased from nearby farmers and markets, guaranteeing fresh and seasonal vegetables and fruit. Topas Ecolodge also maintains its own chicken coop and cultivates herbs and vegetables on-site, further enhancing the quality and sustainability of its dining offerings.
Dedicated to uplifting the local community, Topas Ecolodge has been providing employment opportunities to the locals and offering training programs that help them build a future in hospitality. “We employ around 100 people, almost exclusively from local villages. Our staff live on-site in two houses to avoid traveling late at night to their remote villages. Here they are provided with the space and facilities to grow vegetables and cook their own food. We also provide full insurance so our staff are covered both on and off-site,” shares Christian Milling Nielsen, General Manager of Topas Ecolodge.
Topas Ecolodge is deeply committed to sustainability in minimizing food waste and reducing its environmental footprint through thoughtful practices. From composting organic waste to our waste water wetland treatment, we design the culinary experience is designed with sustainability in mind. This not only conserves water but also reduces the resort’s reliance on external water sources.
Topas Ecolodge offers sustainable mountain treks that provide a unique and eco-friendly way to explore the breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture of ethnic minorities in the North of Vietnam. The treks are designed to minimize the environmental impact and support the local communities. Visitors can embark on guided hikes through lush forests, terraced rice fields, and remote ethnic minority villages, immersing themselves in the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the region.
Recognizing the value of its resources to the local community, Topas Ecolodge shares its usable or recyclable materials and foods with the local residents. For example, metal cans, and other recyclable items with value are distributed locally as recycling is a form of income for some in the area. Suitable excess food waste that cannot be used for human consumption is distributed locally for animal feed.