In a village in the North-Western Himalayas, Tinl, a charismatic old chieftain, whose eldest son has just died, refuses to allow the young Karma to lead the yaks caravan. They both end up leading on two different routes. This is the story of their rivalry in the Himalayas.

It was the first Nepalese film to be nominated in the Best Foreign Film category at the 72nd Academy Awards. A great movie from Eric Valli