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Holiday Destination: Munsiyari

The Base camp for treks to glaciers like Ralam and Milam

Munsiyari a small Himalayan township about 127 kms north of Pithoragarh and 66 kms from Jauljibi. Munsiyari is situated at a distance of about 62 kms from Jauljibi via Madkot 120 kms from Pithoragarh via Thal-Tejam Kalamuni and 207 kms fromAlmora via TakuIa-Bageshwar and Thal along the same routes. On both the routes the traveller can see many water falls coming down to Gori and Ramganga. It nestles at an elevation of 2135 metres. and the entire region is known as Johar valley. Munshyari is a base for treks to Milam and Namik glaciers. The trek from Munsiyari to Milam Glacier, the source for Goriganga river is fascinating. Around Munsiyari are alpine lakes of Maheshwari Kund and Thamri Kund. Munsiyari Bugyal, an alpine meadow full of wild flowers is enchanting. Khalia Top and Betulidhar are suited for skiing. Besides housing the tehsil headquarters, Munsiyari is the centre as well as the gate way of the Johar region.The whole Johari Population of Munsiyari would migrate to their summer settlements to engage in trade with the advent of spring. Although, Johars still deal in woollens and herbs, there are a number of Johars who have turned to agriculture and horticulture. Nonetheless they all are confined to Munsiyari alone.


Summer begins in Munsiyari from March and is extended till June. This is also the season when tourists can enjoy a clear view of high peaks. The maximum temperature summer in Munsiyari is 24° Celsius. Light woollen clothes are required insummer and the winter season begins to munsiyari November to march.temperature touches sub 0°c and 2°c in winter season. .

Tourist Season

Best time to visit to munsiyari in March to June and mid September to October


Pandey Lodge , Wayfarer Mountain Resort , Kmvn Tourist Rest House,

General Information of Munsiyari

Altitude: 2, 200 meters Languages: Hindi, Kumaoni and English Temperature: 24° in summer 2° in winter

Tourist Attraction in or by Munsiyari

Khaliya Top & Betuli Dhar: High altitude gentle slope meadows located at a distance of 7 kms, from Munsiyari. Ideal site for skiing and adventure sports. Betuli Dhar is about 5 kms, from Munsyari.



22 kms, from Munsiyari. Madkot has hot water springs which cures rheumatism, arthritic pains, skin eruptions etc.



Birthi Fall

19 kms, from Tejam on the Munsiyari motor road. Birthi Falls are quite spectacular for its waterfalls. Wayside amenities and fast food centre is available..


Glacier nearby Munsiyari

Munsiyari-LiIam, 12 kms; Lilam - Bagudiar, 19 kms; Bagudiar-Rilkote, 15 kms; Rilkote - Milam, 14 kms; Milam-Milam Glacier, 5 kms Munsyari - Lilam-Patan Gaon, 15 kms; Patan gaon-Saba udiar. 15 kms; Saba udiar,- Ralam, 15 kms Munsyari-Jimighat, 10kms; Jimighat - Jimian, 8 kms; Jimian-Namik.25 kms.



Road distance from Munsiyari to (in kms

Delhi to Munsiyari: 612 kms Pithoragarh to Munsiyari: 128 kms Almora to Munsiyari: 192 kms



Nearest Airport

For Munsiyari to Pantnagar airport distance by 249 kms



Nearest Railway Station

For Munsiyari to Kathgodam Railway Station distance by 217 kms

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