The Annapurna Himal is a massive massif with several peaks over 7000 m high. Part of the range is a natural amphitheater called the Annapurna Base Camp, ringed by giants like Annapurna 1, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang and Machapuchare. Making our way to the magnificent Sanctuary, we walk through wooded hillsides, marveling at panoramic views of the Annapurna before reaching higher altitudes and close-up mountain views like no other. Before returning to Pokhara via another route, we have a day to explore this magnificent place. This is a reasonably strenuous alpine trek giving close-up mountain views up to any within the Himalaya.