Collection of the Yarsagumba or the caterpillar fungus in Dolpa district will be open for the public from coming May 25. This was decided by an all party meeting convened by the District Coordination Committee Dolpa.
The meeting chaired by DCC Chief Sher Bahadur Budha at the district headquarters Dunai on Saturday was held with the participation of the chief representatives of various district bodies. It has decided to allow collection of the Ophiocordyceps sinensis in Shephoksundo National Park and various community forests until June 24.
Stating that the public has not been able to collect Yarsagumba for a long time due to COVID-19 pandemic, this time it was opened for about a month. Residents of the buffer zone, within the district and outside the district will be charged different entrance fees for Yarsa collection as per the National Parks Act and regulations.