Trek to Glaciers | Places to Visit in Munsiyari
There are many amazing Places to Visit in Munsiyari, it is a beautiful hill station located 127 Km away from Pithoragarh district headquater in high Himalayan mountain range of Uttarakhand at Nepal and Tibet border. Munsiyari is famous for number of Glaciers, Treks, Waterfall, Lakes, and natural wildlife environment with number of adventure sports like ice skiing, camping, trekking, jungle safari, etc.
Places to Visit in Munsiyari
Maheshwari Kund (Mesar Kund)
Maheshwari Kund is a beautiful places to visit in Munsiyari, a lake surrounded by nearby forest of Munsiyari with natural shurbs and marsh land at a height of 2450 m (8,038 ft). Maheshwari Kund is also called Mesar Kund by the local people of Munsiyari as it has great ancient mythological values for them. It is said that Yaksha who used to stay in Maheshwari Kund fell into love with daughter of there leader and wanted to marry her which was opposed and denied by villagers, due to which Yaksha dried up lake and Munsiyari went into drought state till they apologized to him.
Kalamuni Top is one of the most famous tourist destination located at a height of 2,926 m (9,600 ft) which is just 16 Km ahead of Munsiyari. Kalamuni Top is named after ancient Kalamuni Temple which is dedicated to Kali Mata , and the destination is famous for the amazing view of famous Panchachuli peak of Himalayan mountain range. Kalamuni Top is base camp for many local trekking routes of Munsiyari such as Thumri Fund Trek.
Madkot Village is located on the bank of Gori Ganga River at an elevation of 1,235 m (4,052 ft) above sea. Madkot village is a one of the best places to visit in Munsiyari because of its extreme beauty and is most popular for natural hot water spring which has power curing number of Skin and health issues. Madkot village can be reached from munsiyari at a distance of 21 Km on the way to Birthi Fall.
Birthi Falls is a very beautiful waterfall just 35 Km away from Munsiyari at an altitude of 1,776 m (5,826 ft). Birthi Falls is in a region with number of waterfalls but out of them Birthi Fall is extremely huge out of all falling from a height of about 126 m.
Birthi Falls Trek: Trek to Birthi Falls is very adventurous trip for travelers with natural environment without any specified route or path in natural forest that opens at a beautiful picnic spot. The Birthi Fall Trek is full of various beautiful butterflies and birds specially sparrows in the region.
Thamri Kund is a beautiful natural fresh water lake located at an altitude of 2,800 m (9,186 ft) above sea level that can be reached after 8 hour trek from Munsiyari at distance of 12 Km hard trekking. Thamri kund is famous for sightseeing of Musk Deer in surrounding forest who comes to drink fresh water from the lake. Tourists prefer to start early from Munsiyari to come back till evening or otherwise they need to enjoy camping in forest with the local guide or experts.
Nanda Devi Temple, Trekking
Nanda Devi Temple is a beautifully designed temple dedicated to Nanda Devi the goddess of Kumaoni peoples of Uttarakhand. Nanda Devi Temple is located at a distance of 3 Km on the trekking route to Milam Glaciers, Ralam Glacier and Namik Glacier from Munsiyari on the international tri junction of India, Nepal and Tibet. A huge number of Hindus come to this holy temple of Munsiyari in Navratris and other festivals of hindus. It is one of the mos beautiful places to visit in Munsiyari.
Treks to Glaciers | Places to Visit in Munsiyari
Milam Glacier Trek
Milam Glacier Trek is 59 Km trekking from Munsiyari to Milam Glacier with two PWD Rest House in Lilam and Milam Village other than them trekkers can do enjoy adventure camping with local guides and experts. Route plan to Milam Glacier Trek in Uttarakhand Himalayan range is as:
- [12 Km]: Munsiyari to Lilam (1,810 m)
- [13 Km]: Lilam to Bagudiyar (2,450 m)
- [12 Km]: Bagudiyar to Rilkote (3,350 m)
- [9 Km]: Rilkote to Burfu (3,450 m)
- [8 Km]: Burfu to Milam (3,500 m)
- [5 Km]: Milam Glacier (3,870 m to 5,500 m)
Ralam Glacier Trek
Ralam Glacier Trek, the great places to visit in Munsiyari is 45 Km trekking from Munsiyari to Ralam Glacier with two stay in Patan Gaon Village and Sophiya Udiyar with trekkers to enjoy adventure camping in nature with local guides and experts. Route plan to Ralam Glacier Trek in Uttarakhand Himalayan range is as:
- [15 Km]: Munsiyari to Patan Gaon (1,810 m)
- [15 Km]: Patan Gaon to Sophiya Udiyar
- [12 Km]: Sophiya Udiyar to Ralam Glacier (2,290 m)