The Annapurna Sanctuary, noted for its serenity and natural beauty, is the mythical abode of the Hindu goddesses Annapurna and Gangapurna, and it offers some of the best treks in Nepal. The trail leads to the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre Base Camps, passing through colorful Gurung villages, terraced fields, dense forests of pine and rhododendron, the world’s deepest river gorge – that of the Kali Gandaki - and ancient trade routes to Mustang. Along the way one is presented with some of the most spectacular vistas that span Manaslu in the east and Dhaulagiri in the west. Unrivalled views of Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail), Annapurna , Hiunchuli and other peaks can also be had. At the Annapurna base camp one will be surrounded by a magnificent ring of mountains including Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Gangapurna (7454 m) and Machhapuchhare (6997 m). One of the highlights of the trek is a visit to Poon Hill (3193m) to see the sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs.