Munsiyari - A little Kashmir of Kumaon Region of Uttarakhand

Munsiyari – A little Kashmir of Kumaon Region of Uttarakhand

Munsiyari is a village hill station surrounded by the bewitching beauty of Himalayas. This region is covered by snow during winter whereas in summer covered by a carpet of lush green plants and colourful flowers. If you are a nature lover, plan a trip to this hill station which leaves you awestruck. If you are a newly wedded couple, this place is the best place for the honeymoon during winter which starts from November month to mid of March. Munsiyari not only famous for sightseeing but also trekking to Milam Glacier and Ralam Glacier.

Munsiyari village located in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand at an altitude of 2298m. The meaning of Munsiyari is a Little Kashmir. Earlier this was a restricted area as it is the border to Tibet and Nepal. In recent years, they started tourism here. Now this village became one of the must-visit places in Uttarakhand. The main attraction in Munsiyari is the view of the five famous peaks which is known as Punchachuli. Like Nanda Devi peak, Nandakot, and the mountains of Nepal. Therefore along with the mesmerizing valley of the mountains make the tourist feel like heaven on earth.

Kathgodam railways station and the Tanakpur railway stations in Nainital are the two stations near to Munsiyari village. Therefore from there, one can take a local bus or cab to reach this place.

Legends of Munsiyari

The legend is related to the Great Epic Mahabharata. Pandavas started their journey towards heaven after they handover kingdom to their grandson. Pandavas started their journey from Munsiyari. The Punchachuli represents the be five cooking stoves used by Draupadi. To cook the last meals to her spouses before going to heaven.

Trekking in Munsiyari

Milam Glacier

It is one of the biggest Glaciers in the Kumaon region. Hence trekking to this Glacier starts from Munsiyari the total trekking distance is 59 km which takes 9 days. The Gauri Ganga River lies on the side of the Milam glacier. Therefore trekking trail gives a captive scenic view along with trail in the lush green forest valley and fresh river streams make you spellbound. Hence from here, one can see a closer view of Nepal Himalayan Mountains.

Ralam Glacier

Ralam Glacier is located at an altitude of 15 km from Munsiyari. Hence, the total trekking distance is 45 km and it takes 9 days. At the Kumaon region, Ralam Dhura divides into two regions. One is upper and the second one is lower Ralam Dhura. This Glacier is trijunction for the other three Glaciers. Therefore the best time to visit this is From April month to June Month and September month to November Month.

Munsiyari Trek in Uttarakhand
Munsiyari Trek in Uttarakhand

Things to do in Munsiyari


Munsiyari offers both long-distance and short-distance trekking for the enthusiastic trekkers during the season. In the Kumaon region of Himalayas which provides ample opportunity for trekkers to enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of Glacier with trekking.

Village Tour

This enchanted village tour is not only for sightseeing but also you can learn about their culture and tradition which offers a new experience.

Bird Watching

If you’re a Bird lover, this place offers a pleasant and wonderful view of birds. Munsiyari village is located in the midst of the forest of pine and deodar tree.


Plan a trip to the enchanting village for adventures trekking in the inner regions of the Himalayas and nature lovers for sightseeing along with your family and friends.








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