Munsiyari is situated in Pithoragarh, the easternmost hill district of Uttarakhand, bordering Tibet, which is known as the ‘Little Kashmir’. The region is a paradise for the nature lovers and adventurous souls. One has a breathtaking view of the Himalayan peak, Panchchuli from here. Munsiyari is the base for the trekkers to Milam and Ralam Glaciers and Nanda Devi peak.
A fast developing centre for skiing and other winter sports, Munsiyari is a fairly big & developed Himalayan township at an altitude of 2,298 m. Inhabited by the Shauka tribes from time immemorial, it lies on the trade route to Tibet.
a Munsiyari, is at the base of the great Himalayan mountain range, and is a starting point of various treks into the interior of the Himalayas. Its name, when translated, refers to a ‘place with snow’. Situated on the banks of Goriganga River, it is a fast growing tourist destination. Glacier enthusiasts, high altitude trekkers and nature lovers commonly use it as their base camp. Munsiyari also falls on the ancient ‘salt route’ from Tibet and is the entrance of the Johar valley which extends along the path of the Goriganga River to its source at Milam Glacier.
Munsiyari is at a distance of 135 kms from Pithoragarh and 200 km from Almora. It’s the gateway to the Johar region of inner Himalayas.
Munsiyari is ideally located for the experience of high altitude trekking to various glaciers and it's the base camp for Nanda Devi.
There are long treks in the surrounding countryside; following the treks are past birch, walnut, juniper and rhododendron trees. There are a number of bugyals, the rolling lush green high altitude meadows.
The newly developed skiing locations are Khaliya Top and Betuli Dhar.
Known for its hot water springs with curative effects.
Another attraction, 33 km away from Munsiyari.
Dana Dhar Ridge
Nanda Devi Temple
From Munsiyari the trek to Milam is mostly along the Gori Ganga River. En route, Bugdiyar to Rilkot is a thickly forested area from where the land opens into the Gori Ganga valley. After crossing the Gori Ganga River and below Burfu village, one gets an uninterrupted view of Nanda Devi and Hardeol peaks right up to Milam Glacier. The Milam Glacier summit at 3553 m is the nodal point for different high grade routes and peaks. The main peaks are Hardeol (7151 m), Burphudhura (6148 m) and Kalabulanddhura (6215 m).
Pithoragarh has an airstrip, Naini Saini. But it's not a regular airport.
Nearest railhead is Tanakpur (286 km).
Connected by good network of roads, with all the important centres in the region.
Pithoragarh : 135 km
Lohaghat : 197 km
Champawat : 211 km
Tanakpur : 286 km
Almora : 200 km