Munsiyari

For Those Young And Enthusiastic Individuals Who Love To Feel The Thrill Of Adventure, Munsiyari Has Multiple Options. Located In Pithoragarh District At An Altitude Of 2298m Above Sea Level This Less Polluted Holiday Destination Houses A Number Of High Altitude Trekking Routes. From Beginners To Experts, All Can Quench Their Thirst Of Trekking. Observe The Mesmerizing View Of The Snow Capped Peaks Of Himalaya While Trekking. If You Are In A Long Trip And Want To Explore More, Do Not Forget To Look For The Multiple Varieties Of Wildlife Which Is Enriched By The Rare Species Like Himalayan Griffon, Himalayan Bear, Wagtail, Raven, Falcon, Monal And Many More. Birthi Fall Is Around 35/Kms From Munsiyari And A Must-See Tourist Attraction. A Very Old Temple Called Nanda Devi Is Another Attraction Of This Vicinity. March To May And October To November Is Considered To Be The Best Period To Visit This Mini Kashmir Of Uttarakhand.

How to Reach

Air - Pantnagar serves as the nearest airport to Munsiyari lying at a distance of 249 km. Connected with daily flights from Delhi, it is easy to commute from the airport to the village by taxis available outside the airport. Naini Saini Airport in Pithoragarh is the other option, however, the flight are not that frequent from this airport.
Road -Munsiyari is connected to many major cities of Uttarakhand as well as neighbouring states via a well maintained network of road. State-owned buses and private buses run regularly from Delhi and other states. Since the journey from Delhi to Munsiyari is quite long, it is advisable to break your journey at various stops and finally change the bus from either Almora or Pithoragarh.
Rail -Kathgodam (275 km) and Tanakpur (286 km) are the two best options of the nearest railway head to reach Munsiyari via rail. These stations are well connected to many major cities via good rail network. Cabs and buses can be hired from outside the station till Munsiyari.

What to see Around

Birthi falls : Falling from the height of 126m, Birthi falls offers an extremely refreshing experience. With lush green surroundings blooming in various colors, it makes for an ideal place to sit and enjoy tea and lunch.

Maheshwari Kund : A beautiful place with a very fascinating legend attached to it, Maheshwari Kund is just a few kilometers walk from Munsiyari. Once cursed by a Yakshi who use to live in a small lake there, the place faced drought for several years.

Panchachuli peak : A prominent peak which is visible from all the main points of Pithoragarh district, Panchachuli peak looks majestic from Munsiyari. The beauty of the five peaks lying in the Johar Valley is so captivating; it adds charm to this already delightful place.

Kalamuni Top : Located at a distance of 15 km from Munsiyari on the way from Birthi, Kalamuni Top is 9500 feet tall. The place is famous for its Kali Temple dedicated to Naga God.

Thamari Kund : This enrapturing natural lake perfect for relaxing is bounded by natures beauty in abundance. From Alpine trees to paper trees, this place also houses many Musk Deer and enriched in variety of flora.

Khaliya Top : Khaliya Top is an easy 10km trek from Munsiyari. It offers a magnificent view in summers of great Himalayan ranges. The five famous peaks namely Panchachuli, Hardeol, Rajrambha, Nandakot and Nandadevi are clearly visible from here and this makes it an amazing experience for even a first time trekker.

Shopping : Munsiyari offers some of the best pashmina shawls and sheepwool carpets. Organic potatoes are grown here and quite famous. However, the shopping can be done only at Main Market.

Nanda Devi Temple : A 3km trekking from Munsiyari will take you to one of the ancient and oldest temples established in earlier days. Nanda Devi temple, a pure epitome of creativity and architecture, it is regularly visited by the devotees in large number.

Trekking : Munsiyari is a popular trekking destination, and serves as a base to various popular trails. Some of the popular treks in the area include the Khalia top trek, which is a 2-hour trek which rewards one with lush green meadows and traces of snow, and the Thamri Kund trek, which is a much more modest and easier trek.

Camping : A number of hotels and setups in the area provide facilities for camping and bonfire.