Munsiyari is located at a distance of 135 kilometers from Pithoragarh, 200 kilometers from Almora and about 600 kilometers from Delhi. It is considered as the gateway to the Johar valley of inner Himalayas and sits at an ancient trade route between India and Tibet. It is as beautiful as it sounds. Munsiyari is a paradise for nature and adventure enthusiasts and a destination that is gaining popularity by seconds. The place is fast becoming an important tourist destination among many trekkers and mountain climbing enthusiasts.
There are many small waterfalls that are located near the town and these are interesting picnic spots. One of the main waterfalls in the region is the Vrithi Falls. The jungles surrounding the town teeming with many species of wildlife. Some of the animals that can be spotted here are bears, leopards, panthers, and deer.
The best time to visit Munsiyari is from the months of March to June and September to October.
Must watch places in Musiyari
Khaliya Top & Betuli Dhar: Khaliya Top is a trek near Munsyari, Uttarakhand, at a height of 11500 ft. Khaliya Top might host upcoming winter games. A proposal has already been made to develop the region. The tough part is that the region comes under reserve forest land & the forest department has already applied restrictions on Camping & commercial activities in the region. The KHALIYA Top can be easily commenced by covering a slanting inclination of 6 km from BALANTI Farm. This trek permits the hikers to see the snowline in early summer.
Betulidhar: Located at a height of 9000ft, Betulidhar area is sheltered with red Rhododendrons in full bloom. Be that as it may, the most remarkable feature of this place is completely flawless dusk and dawn with a hypnotizing view of snow-capped Himalayas and Balati as well as Ralam Glaciers. A clicking point at the sun-set when the whole range turns carved gold and a beautiful skiing slope in winters.
Thamri Kund: A picturesque natural lake surrounded by paper trees, a natural habitat of Musk Deer. This enchanting natural lake ideal for unwinding is limited by nature’s magnificence in abundance. From Alpine trees to paper trees, this place additionally houses numerous Musk Deer and enhanced in an assortment of flora.
Madkot: 22 km, from Munsyari. Madkot has hot water springs which cure rheumatism, arthritic pains, skin eruptions, etc. Madkot is a pleasant villa, which is honored with picturesque magnificence, as the place is rich in vegetation. The small town is situated around 22 km from Munsiyari in the Pithoragarh region of Uttarakhand.
Nanda Devi Temple: A refreshing trek of 3 km. to the temple from Munsiyari. A 3km trekking from Munsiyari will take you to one of the oldest temples established in past days. Nanda Devi temple, a pure quintessence of creativeness and architecture, it is frequently visited by the followers in vast number. One can enjoy horse riding on this trek.
Birthi Fall: 19 km, from Tejarn on the Munsyari motor road. Birthi falls provides with a tremendously reviving experience. It falls from the height of 126m. With lavish green surroundings sprouting in different colors, it makes for a perfect place to sit as well as enjoy tea in addition to lunch. Birthi Falls are quite spectacular for its waterfalls. Wayside amenities and fast food center is available.