Yak blood drinking ceromony

Yaks spends most of year on high altitude pastures above 2500m, grazing on various kinds of Himalayan  herbs.On the high altitude there are many medicinal herbs grown.Yasargumba (Cordyceps) one of the medicinal herb that contains Protein, Vitamin A, B1,B2,B6,B12 which is used for treatment of leprosy infection of lungs and respiratory organs and other treatment of our body.

The local people of mustang believes that while yaks graze on high altitude they eat medicinal herbs that grows in high altitude like: yasargumba and the medicinal quality of those herbs remains in the animal's blood and thus drinking the blood is beneficial to their health.