Dipendra Bhandari follows the family of Punimaya Kami of Rolpa, heading up the Himalayan flanks in search of yarsagumba, the fungus-larvae prized in East Asia for its energising properties. The family joins the caravan of thousands of other yarsa hunters in an organised mass-mobilisation of villagers converging from many districts. As the trek proceeds up treacherous yet breath-taking trails, Journey to Yarsa, simultaneously reveals the struggle, hope, laughter, romance and resilience in the lives of the hill people who go to dig for survival every summer in the High Himal.

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