Jumla—Red Rice, Apples, Yarsagumba, and the origins of Nepali

You have visited Patan Durbar Square and admired its rich collection of temples and palaces in various architectural styles. You have reveled in the festive atmosphere always prevalent around this world heritage monument site, and you have paid homage to the score and more gods around the place. Continue reading

Yarsagumba—the “Miracle” Mushroom

With the melting of the snows in the Himalayas, hordes of villagers of Nepal’s far western region trek up to the alpine pastures near the towering Himalayan peaks where they pitch up camps for an extended stay of almost eight weeks, braving the cold and harsh environment. Continue reading