Yarshagumba pickers digging earth to pull out cordycep. Yarshagumba cordycep poking out of earth. A hoe is used, to carefully dig out yarshagumba along with soil. Yarshagumba is then slowly A hoe is used to carefully dig out the soil, and the yarshagumba is slowly pulled out. Then, the dug-out soil is put back again so that the field is not ruined for next year’s harvest. Freshly picked up cordycep is then cleaned with the help of toothbrush. Manang, Nepal.