Tamang Heritage Trail reopened

Kathmandu, July 30

Tamang Heritage Trail — a trail promoted by local tourism entrepreneurs in Rasuwa district — has been reopened for tourists from today after the safety assessment conducted in the aftermath of devastating quake revealed the route was safe.

The lowland trail of the Langtang area, located at an altitude of 3,100 metres, did not witness any major damage. The community itself had conducted safety assessment and has been requesting Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) to promote the trail.

“Tamang Heritage Trail has been affected due to damages in Langtang trail, but there are no damages to lowland area,” said Ramesh Kumar Adhikari, chief administrator of NTB.

Tamang Heritage Trail was developed with support from the Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Project funded by UNDP, DFID and SNV some eight years back. The trail used to receive footfall of around 8,000 tourists annually during normal times. The trail begins from Syabrubesi of Rasuwa and goes through Gatlang (Tatopani), Nagthali, Langtang range, Gosaikunda range, Thuman village, Timure, Briddim and back to Syabrubesi.