Munsyari Tour Package


Overview

State: Uttarakhand
Distance: 303 Km NE of Delhi
By Road: 9hrs
By Rail: 7hrs & 30min + 3hrs & 30min by road
Location: High up in Pauri Garhwal on the slopes of the Kandoliya Hills, Pauri is at 5,950 ft. and 110 km from Kotdwar
Route: NH58 to Meerut via Modinagar; NH119 to Pauri via Bijnor, Najibabad, Kotdwar, Duggada and Satpauli

Fast Fact

  • When to go Munsyari

    Any time between March and June, and October and early December
  • STD Code of Munsyari

    05942
  • Munsyari Tourist Offices

    GMVN
    103, Indraprakash Building, 21, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi

Munsyari is situated in Pithoragarh, the easternmost hill district of Uttrakhand, bordering Tibet, which is known as the 'Little Kashmir'. The region is a paradise for the nature lovers and the adventurous souls. One can have the breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks, Nanda Devi, Trishuli and Panchchuli from here. Munsyari is the base for the trekkers to Milam,Namik, Ralam Glaciers and nanda Devi peak. A fast developing centre for skiing and other winter sports.

A fairly big & developed Himalayan township is at an altitude of 2290 mtrs. With a population of nearly 1,00,000. Inhabited by the Shanka nomadic tribes from time immemorial, it lies in the trade route to Tibet.

Munsyari, 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 o 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 hub or base camp. Munsyari also falls on the ancient 'salt route' from Tibet and is at the entrance of the Johar valley which extends along the path of the Goriganga river to its source at Milam Glacier.

  • Places to Visit in Munsyari

    Munsyari is ideally located for the experiences 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 tracks are past birch, walnut, juniper and rhododendron trees. There are a number of bugyals, the rolling lush green high altitude meadoes.

    The newly developed skiing locations are Khaliya top and Betuli Dhar.

    Madkot: Known for it hot water springs with curative effects.

    Birthi Falls: Another attraction, 33 km. away from Munsiyar.

    Dharchula: On the banks of river Kali, an important route to Kailash Mansarovar, 94 km from Munsyari.

    Narayan Ashram: Established in 1936 by Narayan Swami, at the height of 2,734 mtrs., this Ashram situated in Tehsil Dharchula is a renowned spiritual and socio-economic centre.
  • Beyond Munsyari

    Milam Glacier: The base camp for Milam Glacier is Munsyari (2290 mts.) in Pithoragarh district. From Munsyari the Trek to Lilam is mostly downhill along the Gori Ganga river. Enroute, 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 Mila Glacier. The Milam Glacier summit at 3553 mts. Is the nodal point for a different high grade routes and peaks. The main peaks are Hardeol (7151 mts.), Burphudhura (6248 mts.) and Kalabulanddhura (6215 mts.)

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