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In Photos; Upper Dolpo & High pasture land area during Yarasha gumba collecting Season

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These are the photos taken by Govinda Prasad Adhikari ,from Jumla who is newly recruited in Shey Phoksundo National park on his field trip to meadows where people goes in search of Yarsha gumba.

Intro Of Yarshagumba
Nepali: Jiwan Buti (life herb)Tibetan: Yarsha Gunbu (summer plant, winter insect)Chinese: Dong Chong Xia Cao (winter worm, summer grass)Japanese: Tôchû kasôLatin: Cordyceps sinensis (Berkeley) SaccardoDistribution: Nepal, China, Tibet, India and Bhutan.Elevation: Generally found above 3,000 meter

















In photos and Video ; Tara Air Twin -Otter crash in Jumla airport

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An aircraft of Tara Airlines 9N-AEV twin-otter, flying to Jumla from Nepalgunj, has narrowly escaped an accident at Jumla Airport today.All the 18 passengers and three crew members are safe, the front part and left wings of the aircraft has suffered damages in the incident. The accident took place at around 3:00 this afternoon while landing the plane at Jumla Airport.

More; In Photos of Crash of Tara Air Twin-Otter 9N-AEV at Jumla airport

















Chumchaur Jyulo ; a Ropain festival at Highest elevation in Earth

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Rice festival was organize by Karnali Kala Kendra at Chumchaur Jyulo, to promote rice cultivation practice and Agro tourism in highest elevation of world. Festival was supported by Patarasi Village Municipality. Its aim to continue every year.
Though, Hilly and Terai region of Nepal celebrate rice festival on Asar 15,Jumla celebrates a month before national Ropai day because of Himali region.


Jumla lies in the north of mid western mountains of Nepal. Rice (Oryza sativa L) cultivation in Jumla ranges from 2,400 to 3,050 m altitude, which is the highest elevation in the world. The highest elevation at 3,050m is Chhumchaur Jyulo of Jumla, a record altitude, where rice is cultivated in Nepal. Jumli Marshi, a Japonica variety of indigenous rice, having cold tolerant gene, is probably cultivated since 1,300 years ago in Jumla in the bank of the Tila river.

Improved rice varieties were tested in the Jumla valley by the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC). In 2002, two improved rice …