Himalayan Heritage aims to promote access to Himalayan culture and enhance its understanding among the wider public. It also seeks to build solidarity among culture actors and workers of the Himalayas, and a support system for them, that can help them access their cultural rights, draw resources, and carry out effective advocacy.
Himalayan Heritage has a two-tier structure, with district level networks in 12 Himalayan districts in India, and an apex structure at the national level comprising representatives of all district networks, as well as some national level members. This body aims to carry out the functions of policy advocacy and work towards generating a regional cultural identity for the high-altitude Himalayan people and area.
The network spans all cultural sub-sectors, including performing and non-performing arts, handicrafts and handloom, language and literature, built heritage and natural heritage. Membership is open and broad-based.