Stories Tagged 'Yarsagumba'
According to the pickers, Yarsagumbas have become very rare in the highlands this year. They believe the numbers have sharply dwindled this year due to frequent snowfall, storms and rains.
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Smuggling of yarsagumba into Tibet, China has risen due to lax control at the customs offices in Dolpa and Mugu. As a result of the illegal trade, the government is losing millions of rupees in revenue, officials said.
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Harvesting yarsagumba is profitable but such practices should be sustainable too
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Three yarsagumba (Ophio-cordyceps sinensis) pickers have died of altitude sickness in various places in Dolpa district.
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Collectors of the prized Himalayan herb yarsagumba have sold their harvests to traders without setting the price after a three-month-long stalemate.
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A yarsagumba picker was killed in an avalanche at Api Himal Rural Municipality-1 of Darchula on Thursday.
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