Yarsagumbu The Film



Every spring, in a remote part of Nepal, tens of thousands of men, women and children leave their villages for a dangerous trek to the high Himalaya, sometimes at the cost of their lives, to collect Yarsagumbu – a mysterious transmutation between plant and insect. Used in Chinese medicine, it is worth up to 60,000 USD a kilo – more than gold!


Genre: Documentary

Release date: 2011



Prize in «Society» category International Maritime Exploration and Environnement Film Festival – France Special Jury Prize International Moutain Film Festival of Autrans – France

Film prize « People’s life, Adventure on earth » GRAZ Festival – Austria

Honorable mention in the category « Alpin and Foreign Culture »

World Mountain Documentary Festival of Qinghai – China.


Grand Prize. (Jade Kunlun Awards) Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) – Canada

Best Mountain Culture Film International Film Festival of Wildlife and Environment (FIFALE) –

Rabat Second Prize (Silver Stork).

12th Sichuan TV Festival «Best Director» .