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Munsyari is located in Uttarakhand
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Country  India
State Uttarakhand
District Pithoragarh
Elevation 2,200 m (7,200 ft)
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Munsyari(Devanagari: मुनस्यारी )is the name of a small town, a Tehsil and Sub Division in the Pithoragarh District in the hill-state of Uttarakhand, India.

It lies at the base of the great Himalayan mountain range, at an elevation of about 2,200 m (7,200 ft)[1] and is a starting point of various treks into the interior of the range.


  • Overview 1
  • Trekking Routes 2
  • Gallery 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Its name refers to a 'place with snow'. Situated on the banks of Goriganga river, it is a fast-growing tourist destination, and mountaineers, glacier enthusiasts, high altitude trekkers and nature lovers commonly use it as their hub or base camp. Munsyari also falls on the ancient salt route from Tibet and is at the entrance of the Johar Valley, which extends along the path of the Goriganga River to its source at the Milam Glacier. It is inhabited mainly by the Shauka tribe. The town is surrounded by snow-capped peaks, with a key attraction being the trekking route to Khalia Top. Another must visit place is Pangti museum where Dr. Pangti has retained the artifatcs, books on history and culture of Kumaoun.

Trekking Routes

Milam Glacier : Munsyari is the point from where the trek to Milam glacier commences :

  • Munsyari (2200 m) to Lilam 12 km (P.W.D. Rest House)
  • Lilam (1810 m) to Bagudiyar 13 km -----
  • Bagudiyar (2450 m) to Rilkote 12 km -----
  • Rilkote (3350 m) to Burfu 9 km -----
  • Burfu (3450 m) to Milam 8 km (P.W.D. Rest House)
  • Milam (3500 m) to Milam Glacier 5 km
  • Total route 59 km

Ralam Glacier

  • Munsyari to Lilam Patan Gaon 15 km
  • Patan Gaon to Sophiya Udiyar 15 km
  • Sophiya Udiyar to Ralam 15 km
  • Total Route 45 km


See also


  1. ^ Garhwal-Himalaya-Ost, 1:150,000 scale topographic map, prepared in 1992 by Ernst Huber for the Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research, based on maps of the Survey of India,

External links

  • Pithoragarh district, Official website
  • Driving guide to Munsyari
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