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Best places to visit in Munsiyari

Munsiyari is a hill station in the high Himalayan mountains in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, India. It is about 140 km from Pithoragarh. It's tall at 7,200 feet.


It is located on the banks of the Gori Ganga River on the Milam Glacier and is passed through by the Djohar Valley via the adjacent Tibetan Route. The mountains and hills surrounding Munsiyari are those of Kumaon and Panchachuli.



Best time to visit Munsiyari


Munsiyari can be visited all year round except during the monsoon season (July-August). This is because the area is prone to heavy rains, landslides, and bad roads during monsoons. Trekking routes and tourist attractions are also inaccessible during this period.


March to June and October to February are generally preferred by tourists.


Here's what you can expect each season:


  • Summer (March to June)

Summer in Munsiyari is somewhat elegant and calm. The peak and view are clearly visible. This makes it a prime time for trekkers who want to experience crystal clear peaks, glaciers, and skies.


The weather remains sunny and mild. The temperature in Munsiyari also stays between 13°C and 22°C during the day and drops to 2°C and 11°C at night.


If you love summer and want to enjoy beautiful, clear scenery, plan your visit in summer.

  • Winter (mid-September to February)

Winter offers snow like you've never experienced before. It's like a small snow paradise. This is the ideal time for avid snow enthusiasts and newlyweds planning their honeymoon. You can also enjoy winter sports such as skiing.


The weather in Munsiyari in winter is still a bit cold and windy. The temperature during the day is 19°C to 8°C, and at night he drops to 8°C to -1°C.


If you want to experience the snow, plan your visit between the last few weeks of December and the first few weeks of February. Munsiyari in December is nothing short of heaven in disguise.


10 best places to visit in and around Munsiyari


Madkot Hot Spring


Madkot is a small and beautiful village in the Pithoragarh district. It is located 21 km from Munsiyari , less than an hour away. The village is bounded by Dharchula to the east, Capukote to the west, Didihat Tesir to the south and Belong to the south. The height will be 2200m.


Madkot Hot Springs is worth a visit. It is located on the banks of the Goriganga River on the way from Jwalaji to Dharchula. Madkot hot springs are said to have healing properties, curing ailments such as joint pain, muscle pain, skin rashes, fibrous tissue, especially rheumatoid arthritis. why not?


It is famous not only for its hot springs, but also for its natural beauty, snowfall, lush green vegetation and the beautiful culture of the local Botiya tribe.


Birthi Falls


You can come across many different waterfalls near Munsiyari , but the most magnificent and accessible waterfall near Munsiyari is Birthi Waterfall which is a must visit. Easily accessible means it can be reached by starting a short hike from Karamni Pass. 14 km from Tejam and 35 km before Munsiyari-Thar road in Pithoragarh district.


The drop in birthi itself is fascinating. Go up from 126m. Surrounded by beautiful Himalayas, scenic vistas and lush forests. Many domestic and foreign tourists are fascinated by this magnificent scenery. For the photogenic, Birthi Falls offers the best views you could ever want to capture.


Dharchula


It is located on the banks of Kali River in Pithoragarh district, halfway between Kailash Mansarovar and Chota Kailash Yatra. The Kali River is also known as the Sharda River or Kali Ganga in Uttarakhand.


At 940 metres above sea level, it offers beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Panchachuli Peak to the west. Known for its vibrant culture and traditions, Dharchula is home to many ethnic groups, including the Kumaoni, Shauna and Botiya. Personally, they are very shy and nice, so please visit them to enjoy the cultural differences.


There are many flora and fauna here, especially dried fruit trees. Wildlife such as leopards, foxes, deer and bears are easy to spot, especially at the Ascort Musk Deer Sanctuary. The main attractions in Dharchula are Om His Parbat, Chamkila Dam, Narayan Ashram and Jaur Jibi.


On the banks of the Kali River, you will come across the Tanakpur Hydropower Project, the Chameliya Hydropower Project and the Sharda Barrage. You may also come across beautiful handicrafts made by the locals and should be purchased as souvenirs from Dharchula. All in all, I highly recommend Dachula on your way to Munsiyari .



Nanda Devi Temple


The Nanda Devi Temple is the grandest temple that is a sacred home for many pilgrims and those seeking blessings. It is an almost 1000 year old temple dedicated to Mahi Nanda Devi. Nanda Devi is the goddess of the Chand dynasty, and there is a famous saying that the Chand dynasty was very popular to rule the Kumaon region for several years.


Besides Nanda Devi Temple, you can also visit Sintra, Kasa Devi Temple, Karimat Almora, Jageshwar, Kassa Devi Temple, Chitai Gordevita Temple.


Milam Glacier


Milam Glacier is one of the most scenic and accessible glacier hikes in Uttarakhand. It offers great opportunities for glacier enthusiasts and hikers. It is 60 km from Munsiyari . The elevation difference is from 3,870 metres to 5,500 metres.


The Gori Ganga River rises from the Milam Glacier and empties into the Kali River. This is also where the central part of Mount Trishuli is located. A moderate to difficult type of trek, it covers about 120 km and takes him 8 hours to complete.


Two valleys surround Milam Glacier - Lalam and Johar Valleys. The route to Milam Glacier is full of dense forests, villages, snowy facades, wooden bridges, rugged terrain, rocky trails, waterfalls, streams, lush meadows, snow-capped mountains and vibrant scenery. Pass through the landscape, the people of the surrounding settlements, and more.


The trek is pretty strenuous, but it's easily accessible so you can't miss it.


Tribal Museum


The Tribal Heritage Museum was founded in 2000 by him. Located in Nansen Village, Surender Singh Pangtey Road. Surender Singh Pangtey is the owner and creator of the Tribal Heritage Museum. It is 2 km from Munsiyari Main Market. A short hike will take you to the museum. Admission to this museum is free.


The Tribal Heritage Museum is famous for beautiful artefacts such as wooden utensils, brass hookahs, yak skin shade bags, spoons, bowls, kettles, pots, saucers, dispensers, the famous Tibetan brick tea and Himalayan flowers.


Ornaments and jewellery made from animal skins, jewellery made from bear claws, designs made from tiger skin, handmade brushes and soaps are also kept. Be sure to visit the Tribal Museum for a little insight into the tribal culture.


Khaliya top


Khaliya Bugyal is exactly what you are looking for. It is a picturesque place with alpine meadows covered in a thick blanket of snow. It is located at an altitude of 3300m in the Kumaon range of the Himalayas.


It is located in the heart of Munsiyari village in Pithoragarh district. It is only 15 km from Munsiyari . Another beautiful and easy trek in Uttarakhand that can be completed in 4 days. The best time to visit Hariyatop is from December to February.


Khaliya Peak is famous for its dazzling hiking and trekking destination, with valleys and peaks such as Nanda Devi, Hardeol, Panchachuli, Nandakot, wildflowers, a variety of birds, dense scenic forests, 360 degree views. is famous for its views.


Snow-capped mountains visible from 4000m altitude zero point, the sound of langurs, amazing sunsets, blue Himalayan sheep aka Baral, barking deer and other exotic Himalayan animals. You've never heard a deer cry, have you? Khaliya Top offers a rare treat for your ears that should never be missed.


Dhana Dhar Ridge


A lesser-visited spot in Munsiyari is the Dhana Dhar Ridge at the top of Munsiyari town.

Accessible by a short hike. Dhana Dhar Ridge offers 360-degree views of the Gori Ganga River, snow-capped mountains, breathtaking valleys and beautiful landscapes. At the top of Dhana Dhar Ridge is a small temple that offers beautiful views.


Birds chirping and unwavering tranquility are must-sees on the ridge.


Darma Valley


Dharma Valley, also known as Dharma Ganga Valley, is sandwiched between two beautiful valleys, Kutiyaanti Valley in the east and Rasayani Valley in the west. At an altitude of 3,470m, Panchachuli Peak can be seen directly. At the foot of the Dharma Valley is the village of Dawe on the border of China and India.


The population of the village was less than 1000 people, mainly engaged in breeding, trade and agriculture. The small number of inhabitants allows for a better experience of rural diversity. The valley is surrounded by rich biodiversity, rich flora and fauna, vibrant flowers and a wide variety of orchids.


It is famous for its picturesque landscapes and short hikes through vibrant meadows. It is also famous as a campground, and many hikers camp here. Visit Dharma Valley for an unforgettable trip.


Thamri Kund


Thamri Kund, also known as Thamri Thar, is a small lake or pond in the dense forests of the Munsiyari region. It is about 10 km from Munsiyari and can be easily reached by a short hike or trek.


What's special about this lake is that it's surrounded by paper trees that you probably haven't seen before. A surprising number of musk deer can also be spotted here. It is also worth noting that it is one of the freshwater lakes in the entire Munsiyari region.


Munsiyari in Uttarakhand itself is a magnificent paradise, also known as 'Chota Kashmir'. If you are looking for adventure, this is a great tourist destination to adventure in.


Not only is it extremely comfortable and accessible, but it is also a major tourist attraction. One such place in Uttarakhand shows friendly, sincere and helpful people who will always be by your side if you have any problems during your visit.


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