Munsyari is a city in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Munsyari, a small town in Johar valley on the bank of Gori Ganga at the base of Panchachulli peaks of Kumaon Himalayas in Pithoragarh district. According to Hindu mythology, the Pandavas cooked their last meal on their way to heaven on the top of those imposing snow capped peaks and hence the name Panchachulli. Once you reach Munsyari, you will be surrounded by panoramic views of peaks like Nandakot, Nandaghungti, Rambha and Shiplakot.
One can witness the Panchachulli in all its glory throughout the day and through the night…under a cloudless moonlit sky! The experience was mesmerizing and spell bounding, words fall short and you must be there to feel it nice and propah! You can trek to nearby places like Khalia top (10km) which presents awesome views of Panchachulli peaks; this is also a hot skiing spot in the often snowy winters of Munsyari. Darkot, 10 Km north of Munsyari on a mountain slope, is a typical picturesque village of Bhotia tribe. Birthi falls (31 kms) is a 500 metre trek from the main road leading to Munsyari.