Something that I learned several days into the Annapurna Ciruit trek was that there are actually more than one Annapurna mountains. The circuit itself goes around these terrifyingly high peaks, it does not climb them, nor even approach base camp which has to be accessed through a small valley to the south. The Annapurnas have a series of peaks, several of which you can see towering over the green or brown peaks below them. The Annapurna peaks collectively include 30 with an elevation of 6000 meters or more including Annapurna one which towers over 8000 meters. We only made it to 5416 meters total.