Nepal is a small ( beautiful kingdom that lies sandwiched between China and India, land-locked, with an estimated population of 26 million. Nepal is known to the world both as the birthplace of Lord Buddha and the land of Mount Everest. Economically, Nepal has been ranked as the 12th poorest country in the world with a per capita income of around $240. It has been ranked 143rd, as per the Human Development Index (HDI), out of 175 countries in the world. Geographically, Nepal can be divided into three different parts: the mountainous north, the hilly central and the Terai (plane area) to the South.
Tang Ting lies just below the Annapurna IV and Lamjung Himal bases. This village is over three thousand feet above sea level and is approximately 200 km west of the capital city Kathmandu. It is one day’s walk (to the north-east) from Pokhara – the second biggest city of Nepal. Tang Ting is a very beautiful village with abundant natural scenery – surrounded by mountains, hills, thick forests, streams and water-falls. There is a virgin lake called ‘Dudh Pokhari’ right on the base of Lamjung Himal and the Annapurna range can be seen very close from the village. Population Tang Ting is a village with over 250 households, with a population of approximately 2000. The main habitants of this village are the Guring’s (one of the four marshal tribes that has, for two hundred years, traditionally joined the British Army). Other castes, such as: Kami, Damai and Sarki are also part of the community here. The main occupation of the people in Tang Ting is farming. They grow barley, maize, wheat, rice, potatoes etc. They also keep animals: cow, buffaloes, sheep and goats. Many people from this village migrated to Pokhara and other parts of the country, as well as the world over in search of better economic opportunities.