We trek through the foothills, through village life, past old men
nodding at the morning sun, bent-backed women carry grass-filled baskets
home to goats and buffalo, and milk cans hang on fence poles,
drying in the morning sun.
We pass quietly awed by the vastness, the beauty, by the distant
snowy peaks and the path leads us higher into the forest where
mist blocks out the view and completes the silence so the only
sound is our damp footsteps.