Munsiyari

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Munsyari is situated in Pithoragarh, the easternmost hill district of Uttarakhand, bordering Tibet, which is known as the ‘Little Kashmir’. The region is a paradise for the nature lovers and adventurous souls. One has a breathtaking view of the Himalayan peak, Panchchuli from here. Munsyari is the base for the trekkers to Milam and Ralam Glaciers and Nanda Devi peak.
A fast developing centre for skiing and other winter sports, Munsyari is a fairly big & developed Himalayan township at an altitude of 2,298 m. Inhabited by the Shauka tribes from time immemorial, it lies on the trade route to Tibet.

a  Munsyari, is at the base of the great Himalayan mountain range, and is a starting point of various treks into the interior of the Himalayas. Its name, when translated, refers to a ‘place with snow’. Situated on the banks of Goriganga River, it is a fast growing tourist destination. Glacier enthusiasts, high altitude trekkers and nature lovers commonly use it as their base camp. Munsyari also falls on the ancient ‘salt route’ from Tibet and is the entrance of the Johar valley which extends along the path of the Goriganga River to its source at Milam Glacier.

Munsyari is at a distance of 135 kms from Pithoragarh and 200 km from Almora. It’s the gateway to the Johar region of inner Himalayas.

City Facts

State: Uttarakhand
Famous for/as: Trekking

Distances

  • Pune to Munsiyari 1810 km
  • Ranchi to Munsiyari 1254 km

Best Season / Best time to visit

The hill station has a pleasant climate for many months of the year. However it is advisable to avoid visiting during the monsoon season as the conditions can be wet and activities such as trekking will not be possible. Summers are comfortable for the most part. Winters are cold and woolens are required while travelling during this season. The best time to visit the place is from March – June and September and October.

The summer season is during the months from March to June. The maximum temperature that you can expect during the summer is around 27°C. The lowest temperature that is experienced during the winter season is around 7°C. Light winter clothing is essential during this period.

The monsoon season is from July to September and during this time most activities are suspended due to the heavy rains. Rainfall is highest in the month of August. During the month of October and November the conditions are pleasant and temperate.

The winter season can be cold in the town and the temperatures can be expected to plummet to around -3°C. The barometer rises up to a maximum of 15°C during the winter months.