MUNSIYARI is a charismatic hamlet situated in the PITHORAGARH district of UTTARAKHAND state, settled in the snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas. MUNSIYARI offers splendid vistas of natural beauty and elegance. This scenic hill station is perched at an altitude of 2298mts above sea level. MUNSIYARI means place with snow, and is also referred as Little Kashmir.
It offers extraordinary views of snow- clad Himalayan ranges. PANCHACHULI is a cluster of five peaks and is the star attraction at MUNSIYARI as they look like chimneys and are amongst the beautiful treasure trove among the magnificent peaks of NANDADEVI, NANDAKOT, RAJARAMBHA and mountains of Nepal Himalayas. The fresh surroundings of the valley offers breathe taking views of mountain ranges.
MUNSYARI is famous for its scenic beauty and trekking expeditions and is popular with high altitude trekkers and adventurers as this place is the base of MILAM, RALAM and NAMIK Glaciers.
Previously it was a restricted area as it is wedged in between the borders of India, Tibet and Nepal but MUNSIYARI is now becoming as a popular trekking destination and the government of UTTARAKHAND is also promoting this little paradise of KUMAON.
MUNSIYARI is a base camp for various long and short treks into the inner regions of KUMAON Himalayas. Trek to Milam Glacier, NAMIK Glacier and RALAM Glacier begins at MUNSIYARI. Mountaineers, avid trekkers and nature admirers gathered at MUNSIYARI during the trekking season.
2.VILLAGE TOURISM –
MUNSIYARI is a mesmerizing destination which is surrounded by snow covered Himalayan peaks. MUNSIYARI is well known for its flawless natural beauty. One can explore the beautiful village and learn about their customs and culture.
3.BIRD WATCHING –
The heavy forests of pine, deodar and RHODENDERON that encloses MUNSIYARI is a location to many resident as well as migrating aviary species like wagtail, raven, Himalayan griffon, falcon and serpent eagle to name a few.
4.SHOPPING IN MUNSIYARI -
You can buy some fantastic hand-woven carpets or Himalayan tree saplings from the markets of MUNSIYARI.
By Road: MUNSIYARI is well connected by motor-able roads with major destinations of UTTARAKHAND and northern India. Buses from ISBT ANAND VIHAR are available to CHAMPAWAT, ALMORA, TANAKPUR, HALDWANI and many other destinations from where you can easily hire a local cab to reach MUNSIYARI. Taxis and buses are easily available to MUNSIYARI from major destinations of KUMAON region.