North of Kathmandu on the border with Tibet lays the Himalayan valley of Langtang. The Tamang people who live there are descendants of Tibetans who settled in the valley generations ago. Over the past 35 years the trekking industry has opened new economic opportunities for Langtang but this came to an abrupt halt in 2014 when a devastating 7.4 magnitude earthquake destroyed or severely damaged many of the villages, virtually shutting down the once thriving tourist industry. The people are recovering but it's a slow arduous process, one that will take years of work to complete. There are no roads in the valley, only foot paths to transport goods and bring the much needed services to the valley.
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