Offers stunning panoramic views of Panchachuli peaks
Base for challenging treks
What to know
Nestled amidst the snow-clad ranges of Pithoragarh, Munsiyari is a quaint hamlet that remains snowbound for most of the year. Offering pristine landscape bordered by towering Himalayan peaks, Munsiyari is like nature's amphitheatre, where every morning and evening, you can enjoy spell-binding views of the sun rising from and setting behind the jagged peaks. From here, you can get stunning panoramic views of the sun-kissed Panchachuli peaks. Munsiyari is also the base for trekking expeditions to Ralam and Milam Glaciers and the Nanda Devi Peak. Munsiyari is surrounded by rolling greenery, the closest being the Munsiyari bugyal.
Best Time to Visit
March to June and September to October is the best time to visit Munsiyari.
Munsiyari is a paradise for trekkers. The base camp for expeditions to the Nanda Devi Peak is Munsiyari. One of the best treks here is to the Khaliya top. An easy route, it takes you through stunning scenery. In summers, you can see the snowline from here. Views of sunrises from Khaliya top are wordless experiences. Pitched against the backdrop of Panchachuli Peaks, the sight is unmissable.
How to reach
The nearest airport is at Pithoragarh,but it is not a regular airport.