Music festival energizes small town at foot of Mount Qomolangma

Updated: Aug. 01, 2023

Applause resounded through an open space in Zhaxizom Township, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on Sunday night. The air was filled with excitement as performers presented enchanting songs and dances to the delighted crowd.  

The performance marked the beginning of a month-long music and food festival in the township. More events such as live music shows, fireworks displays, special delicacy fairs and bonfire parties will be held during the festival to provide both residents and tourists with an impressive experience of local culture.  

Zhaxizom is situated approximately 4,200 meters above sea level at the foot of Mount Qomolangma, the world's highest peak. It is under the jurisdiction of Tingri County and is located about 49 kilometers from Mount Qomolangma's Base Camp, making it a frequent stop for people traveling to the mountain.