Bhutan Himalayan Gold

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Chophel Zangmo , 30, divorced , she takes care of her three year old daughter with cordyceps, and Ugyen Dema , 30, a divorcee , was the first woman in the ancient history of the valley to build a house with the proceeds of the mushrooms . The women of the mountains , once despised by the urban inhabitants of the valleys , are now much courted by men because only the peoples of the high-altitude villages that the government grants the valuable license that allows the collection of mushrooms. Jhomolhari, Bhutan, JJune 2016