The Tamang Heritage Trail is a long distance trekking through the border area with Tibet. You hike in the area between the Ganesh Himal (7429m) and the Langtang Langtang Himal (7234m) near the more famous valley of Langtang. It offers you a beautiful insight into the daily life of the local Tamang people.
Not much is known about the history of the Tamang people. But it is believed that the Tamang people are the ethnic group that settled in the Nepalese Himalayas. Currently they live about half of the Nepalese Himalayas.
Especially living in the high foothills of the Himalayas, they survive mainly through agriculture, more recently also through tourism.
The Tamangs are said to have come from Tibet, and settled in Nepal 3000 years ago. As the largest ethnic group in Nepal they have their own culture, traditions, language, religion and social system. The Tamang people follow a form of Tibetan Buddhism, speak a language derived from Tibetan and their culture is almost identical to that of Tibet.
This Tamang Heritage trail was created as a development project: to bring tourism to a less travelled region and thus help the development of the local communities. During this trekking in Langtang you will stay in ‘community lodges’, which contributes to the development of the village communities.
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- Discover the fascinating region close to Tibet between the Ganesh Himal and the Langtang
- You’ll meet and learn about the Tamang people
- Ponderful views of the snowy peaks of the Himalayas – stunning views from Taruche View Point
- You’ll stay in community lodges and homestays