Sherpa community marks Loshar

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Sherpa community living in Nepal and across the world are observing 2139th Chufo Duk Lo Loshar—Sherpa’s New Year– on Wednesday.

Sherpa girls in traditional dress. Photo:trust.org

During the Loshar festival, Sherpa families gather together to prepare and take a soup called “guthuk” and special pastries called Khapse.

Sherpas also visit holy Buddhist sites including Swayambhunath and Boudhanath for prayers during Loshar.

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