Munsiyari is located at height of 2250 Metres
( 7380 Feet) Above Sea Level, in Uttarakhand State, India,
Munsiyari is located 650 Kms from National capital Delhi and 125 Kms
from Pithoragarh, Drive to Munsiyari from Pithoragarh is full of
beautiful scenes and falls and one can enjoy change of floara and fauna
by gaining heights, One can see chir trees to Deodar , to Surai, to Spur
to Paper to rhododendrons, There is a midway village named Nachani , one
can have food , stay places at Nachani, Namic glacier which originates
Ramganga is situated at Nachani only, While going for onwards journey
one can see many water falls, sulphur springs, and beautiful Vrithi fall
( water falls from 410 mtrs), One can enjoy cool breeze on higher
mountains with breathtaking view of Panchachului .
Munsiyari is a new discovery as a tourist
place in Uttarakhand , till recently Munsiyari was a restricted area in
Himalayan inner line wedged in between borders of India , China & Nepal,
restrctions have eased now, It has placed Munsiyari on tourist map.
Visiting Munsiyari is totally a different experiance , In springs lower
reaches forest are abalze with rhododendrons forests, Mountain birds
like whistling thrush, wag tail,hawk,cuckoo, falcon,serpent eagle are
found here, Wild animals like Leopard,Panther,Mountain bear,Musk deer
are found here in Munsiyari Jungles.
One can see Panchuli Peaks look like as five chimneys, River Goriganga
flows by Munsiyari and drains at 18 kms long Milam Glacier and merges
with Balati Glaciers and Panchuli snowfields, Valley of Gori has several
trekking routes and known as trekkers paradise, Some treks are very
famous like trekk to Milam, Namik Trekk,Ralan Glacier trekk etc. Though
permits are required for Innerline treks.
Jeep Safaries are way to reach Madkote (22 Kms) , Baneanani and Jauljibi
( 66 kms), onway you can see awesome view of mountain scenery and
waterfalls, Birthi Falls (31 Kms), Balati Farm is a popular trek where
you can find beautiful views of snowy Himalayas and Maheshwari kund is a
serene lake surrounded by marshes teeming with life. River rafting can
be done at Gori Ganga , In winters Alpine slopes of Khaliatop and
Betuldhar provide skking options.
Munsiyari is located at a distance of 650 Kms from Delhi and 260 kms
from Kathgodam Railway station, one can avail taxies from Delhi &
Kathgodam for Munsiyari, One small hill airstrip is located at Naini
Saini in Pithoragarh ( 130 Kms from Munsiyari), One can have a night
stay at Nainital (310 Kms) , Distance from Nainital to Munsiyari is 290
kms , and roads are decent and one can full their diesel / Petrol tanks
at Almora / Bageshwar.
Best time to
March to June & September to October best time to visit Munsiyari and
trekking at Munsiyari, One should avoid Monsoon period to visit
Munsiyari, light woolens are required in summers and heavy woolens are
required in winters