The most popular trekking region in Nepal, the Annapurna region passes through some of the most spectacular scenery of the country, with deep valleys and close to views of mountains over 7,000 meters tall, some ancient stone settlements, Tibetan culture relics, and Buddhist temples and monasteries. The Annapurna Circuit is one of the most welcomed treks in the country and the most exceptional trekking routes on earth, crossing Thorong-La Pass at 5,416 meters and requiring about three weeks. The Annapurna Sanctuary needs about 10 days and is a direct route straight to the heart of the Himalayas, where tremendous sheer-walled peaks of 6,000 to 8,000 meters encircle the reverent trekker at the Annapurna Base Camp. Easily entering via a short flight from Pokhara or Kathmandu, Jomson is a small town situated between two giant mountains in the Kali Gandaki Valley, at the bottom of the world's deepest gorge. It is very popular with the trek to the holy shrine at Muktinath and follows the ancient trade and pilgrimage route across the Himalayans.