Impressions: "Yakhirten im Himalaya –Medizinische Versorgung und wirtschaftlicher Boom dank Cordyceps"
Freitag, 3. September 2021

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The Society Switzerland-Bhutan was happy to host a very interesting event with two presentations on the life of nomads in the Himalaya:

  • Béatrice and Urs Lütolf presented their experience during the Nomadic Health Camp with the Bumthang Hospital in 2019. Urs and Béatrice were involved in the Bumthang Hospital Project since 2008.
  • Emilia Sulek gave a lively talk about her experience living for almost a year in the Tibetan Highlands with the nomads. Her research topic was the influence of high income through cordiceps trade on nomadic life.


“Lunana – A Yak in the Classroom” (Bhutan 2019) view online or buy a DVD

A movie by : Pawo Choyning Dorji

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A young teacher from the city is sent to Lunana and reluctantly makes his way through the spectacular mountain world. Once there, he meets a community that regards him with respect. Only a teacher can "touch the future of the children". And love flickers quietly. The beautiful feature film from Bhutan was shot at 3,400 m above sea level with solar energy and amateur actors who attend the most remote school in the world.


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