Summits and Secrets
"Whenever I think of Nepal, the view from Gorepani Pass leaps to my mind. The summit of the pass is jungle covered; lianas trail from the dark branches. Pale mauve flowers blossom in the moss that clothes the trunks. Tree ferns grow between them. And at the highest point on this immemorial road you will find prayer flags hanging.
As we were toiling up to the summit of that pass, close to 10,000 feet, I saw Dhaulagiri once more. It was early morning. There it floated, utterly divorced from the earth and weightless as some mighty cloud"
Kurt Diemberger, after climbing Dhaulagiri in 1960