Ban Nam Ha Homestay
Luang Namtha District & Province, Laos
the Community Based Tourism "CBT"
Community Based Tourism in Luang Namtha, Laos Funding Support:
CBT-Community Based Tourism in Ban Nam Ha “Khmu Village”
Community based tourism in Ban Nam Ha was initiated in 2010. It was developed in response to preserve natures, cultures and as an alternative source of income for local villagers. As poverty is still
People in Ban Nam Ha
The leaders of Ban Nam Ha try to explain how to organize homestay
a main problem in the area, there is a need to generate jobs and income for villagers in order to prevent them from illegal forest encroachment.

That is reason, the leader of the village try to contact private sector “Tour Operator” to setup Community Based Tourism, from 2010-2011 they organized trekking. But let income as from local guide only: 8 US$/day and service: 3 US$/time.

The beginning of 2012 the leader of the villages talks with tour operator about income…how to create more income? That we agree to setup homestay and other tourism activities as:
Servey trekking trail
Servey trekking trail with the leader of Ban Nam Ha
group of husking rice, black smith, making bamboo basket, Khmu traditional Baci-ceremony, sword dance, short trek through jungle forest & participate in the day-to-day work of the family.

To date, 2 housed are able to cater for the homestay, 19 people in group of Baci-ceremony, sword dance & flute performance, 6 people in group of bamboo basket making, 11 people in groups of husking rice “by hand or foot”, 5 people in groups of blacksmith and 24 people in groups of local guide who experience natures and cultures.

Each group income such as: homestay 3 US$/night/person; food 3 US$/meal/person; Baci-ceremony, sword dance & flute performance 65 US$/time; bamboo basket making 12 US$/time; husking rice “by hand or foot” 12 US$/time; blacksmith 12 US$/time and local guide 8 US$/day.
Update: 30 June 2013
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