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Annapurna is a section of the Himalayas in north-central Nepal that includes8,091 metres (26,545 ft) Annapurna I, thirteen additional peaks over 7,000 m (22,970 ft) and 16 more over 6,000 m (19,690 ft) This section is a 55 km (34 mi)-long massif. Annapurna I is tenth among Earth's fourteen eight-thousanders. It rises east of the Kali Gandaki Gorge separating it from Dhaulagiri massif. 8167 metre Dhaulagiri I is 34 km to the west and the gorge between is considered Earth's deepest. The Annapurna circuit is one of the most popular in the world and the region. Crossing charming Tibetan settlements like Manang and fabled temples like Muktinath and witnessing the sunrise from Poon Hill are few of the highlights of the trek. The view of the Annapurna Range and Phewa Lake can take your breath away. The entire massif and surrounding area are protected within the 7,629 km2 Annapurna Conservation Area, the first and largest conservation area in Nepal. One of the most popular treks of the region the Trongla Pass ( 5416 metres ) is an adventure most trekkers cannot afford to miss and is highly recommended by the Lonely Planet travel guide.