Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) organized ‘TAAN Lhosar 2015? — a cultural and fun-filled event — in Thamel on February 17 to celebrate Lhosar.
Lhosar is the the New Year festival of different ethnic groups living in hilly and mountainous regions of Nepal.
A colorful procession was taken out at the beginning of the program. Different ethnic groups, mainly Sherpas, Tamangs, Gurungs and Magars, took part in the procession showcasing their traditional attire and jewelries. Artistes played traditional musical instruments like Madal, Tungna, Khaijadi and Damphu, among others, much to the cheers of foreign tourists roaming the streets of Thamel. The rally started from Tridevi Marg and passed through different parts of Thamel.