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If you are a nature lover, you cannot afford to miss the sightseeing tours of Uttrakhand. This state has been blessed with the lush green forests, majestic mountains and blissful lakes; Munsiyari is no exception to it. Located in the Pittorgarh district, this small village brings a smile on the face of tourists every now and then. Here’s a sneak-peek about the village and the reasons to visit it.



Located between the border of India, Tibet, and Nepal, Munsiyari serves as a base for three glaciers named as Namik, Milam and Ralam Glaciers. The stunning landscape of this place makes the tourists fall in love with this place and it is often compared to Kashmir.  There are different reasons why the tourists can’t afford to miss the destination.


Places To See In Munsiyari         


1. Madkot

It is a hamlet situated 22 km away from Munsiyari and is a great destination for all the nature freaks. Apart from the natural beauty the place is famous for its rich flora and fauna and is known for hot springs that have an ability to cure naturally. However, it is advised not to visit this place during the monsoon season as it receives heavy rainfall; hence most of the activities remain suspended during this phase. Winters remains extremely cold in this region and the temperature sometimes drop to -3C. During the daytime, if there is no fog, the temperature may increase up-to 15oC.

2. Birthi Falls

This waterfall is located 35 kms away from Munsiyari at a height of 400 m above the sea level. This cascading waterfall beauty cannot be described in the words and can easily be accessible through trek or through Kalamuni pass. If you are an adventure enthusiast you will find this trek thrilling because there is no railing installed on both the sides. Another distinguishing factor of this trek is the tourists can locate a wide range of butterflies and sparrows.

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3. Thamri Khud

Enveloped by the layers of cloud, the lake is located 7500 feet above the sea level in the Himalayan city. This magical lake is accessible by 8 hours of trek and surrounded by a thick network of Alpine trees. The tourists can also spot the musk deer here.

4. Dharchula

This place is located on the banks of the River Kali and one has to pass this village to reach to Kailash Mansarovar. Apart from this, the destination serves as a place with a great historical significance and was once known as the ancient trading town.

5. Narayan Ashram

Established by Narayan Swami in the year 1936, the place is situated at the height of 2,734 m and is a hub for spiritual exchange. People from all walks of life come here to meditate amidst the lap of nature.

6. Milam Glacier

Located 53.5 km away from Munsiyari, this place can easily be accessed through the trekking.

7. Chaukori

It is a district located in Pittorgarh district at a distance of 96.6 km from Munsiyari village.  The destination is known for the temples and stunning natural beauty.

Apart from the sightseeing tours, the tourists can also indulge in swimming, trekking, and other adventurous activities.

Best Time to visit this place – The best time to visit this destination is in between March and June and afterward September to October. During these months, the weather remains pleasant.

The destination offers a truly one-of-a-kind experience to the nature lovers.

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Munsiyari- A Nature’s Paradise

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