Munsyari — city — Coordinates Coordinates: Country India State Uttarakhand District(s) Pithoragarh Time zone IST (UTC+05:30) Area
• 2,200 metres (7,200 ft)
It lies at the base of the great Himalayan mountain range, at an elevation of about 2,200 m (7,200 ft), and is a starting point of various treks into the interior of the range.
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. Munsiyari 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 people. The town is surrounded by snow capped peaks, with a key attraction being the trekking route to Khalia Top.
- Shauka - Johar & nilam
- [Panchchuli' - glaciar and mountain]'
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