Munsiyari Uttarakhand – A little Kashmir of Kumaon Region 

Munsiyari is a small hill town situated in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, India. Known for its stunning natural beauty, picturesque landscapes, and unique culture, Munsiyari has become a popular tourist destination for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

Located at an altitude of 2,298 meters, Munsiyari is surrounded by towering peaks, including the Nanda Devi and Panchchuli ranges, which offer breathtaking views of the Himalayas. The town is also home to several glaciers, including the Milam and Ralam glaciers, which attract trekkers and mountaineers from all over the world.

Munsiyari Village Uttarakhand                                                                                            Munsiyari Village Uttarakhand

Unique Tradition

Munsiyari is also known for its unique culture and traditional way of life. The town is inhabited by the Bhotiya and Shauka tribes, who have preserved their distinct customs and traditions over the centuries. Visitors can experience the local way of life by visiting the nearby villages, where they can interact with the locals and learn about their culture and traditions.

Panchachuli Range Munsiyari
Panchachuli Range Munsiyari

Khaliya Top Trek

One of the main attractions in Munsiyari is the Khaliya Top Trek, which offers stunning views of the snow-capped peaks and lush valleys. The trek takes around 3-4 hours to complete and is suitable for beginners and experienced trekkers alike. Other popular treks in the area include the Milam Glacier Trek and the Ralam Glacier Trek.

Trekking Trails Trekking Trails in Munsiyari


Apart from trekking, visitors can also indulge in other adventure activities such as skiing, camping, and rock climbing. The town is also home to several hot springs, including the Madkot and Balati Kund, which are believed to have healing properties and attract visitors looking for a relaxing soak.

Sarmoli Village                                                                                                   Sarmoli Village Munsiyari


Overall, Munsiyari is a unique and unforgettable destination that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re a nature lover, an adventure enthusiast, or simply looking for a quiet getaway, Munsiyari is sure to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.





Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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