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Long Weekend in Munsiyari - The ‘Mini Kashmir’ of Uttarakhand - Package Overview

Long Weekend in Munsiyari -   The ‘Mini Kashmir’ of Uttarakhand    

Long Weekend in Munsiyari: Overview

In this 04 Nights / 05 Days tour you are going to be exploring the beauty of Munsiyari along with Almora & Kausani attraction which lies in snow capped surroundings that are the most visited tourist spots. Here the scenic views of hills, waterfalls, temples & tea estates and its cool atmosphere provide a perfect heaven for visitors.

Munsiyari is a hill resort situated snow bound Kumaon Himalayas. This is a tourist destination as well as a trekking destination located at an elevation of 2200 meters. Munsiyari enjoys a mild and pleasant climate with an average maximum temperature of 22° Celsius. Where the Almora & Kausani lies at the altitude of this place is about 1890 mts. This place offers a 350 km view of the Himalayan peaks like Trisul, Nanda Devi and Panchchuli.

This Special Long Weekend tour package focus on visiting most beautiful Uttarakhand and we offers 2 Nights stay in Munsiyari and 1 Night each in Almora & Kausani stay with the finest and comfortable accommodation, hospitalities and amenities in best prices by Holiday travel India. In this tour package pickup & drop facility will be from Delhi.

What is unique in Long Weekend in Munsiyari tour package?

Holiday travel India interact you to the selected and most alluring places of Himalaya hills known as "adobe of snow” There are very few places in the Himalayas which can compare with the beauty of Munsiyari - a picturesque hill station famous for its scenic splendor and its spectacular elevation of 2200 meters wide panoramic view of the Himalayas. It is because of its snow-clad mountains that Munsiyari is famously termed as the ‘Mini Kashmir’ of Uttarakhand & famous for Birthi falls & trekking Glaciers of Milam Glacier.

On the other hand Almora for its Bright ends corner for Iconic Sun rise & Sun set point. The Next is Kausani is highlights from its spectacular 300 km-wide panoramic view of the Himalayas include Rudradhari Falls & Kausani Tea Estate.

Package Highlights

  • Ravishing sightseeing of Munsiyari along with Almora & Kausani

  • Explore Bright End Corner of Almora

  • Visit Rudradhari Falls & Kausani Tea Estate

  • Enjoy Birthi falls & Maheshwari Kund

  • Excursion of Panchachuli Peak & Nanda Devi Temple

  • Stroll in local markets & shopping, nature walk of picturesque surroundings

  • Take pleasure of local Kumauni cuisines

  •  Take photography of majestic Munsiyari

Long Weekend in Munsiyari - The ‘Mini Kashmir’ of Uttarakhand - Package Inclusion


Package Inclusion

  • Pick and Drop facility from Delhi Airport/Railway Station

  • Assistance on Arrival & Departure

  • Daily breakfast + Dinner as per plane

  • 1 Night stay in Almora with sightseeing

  • 2 Nights stay in Munsiyari with sightseeing

  • 1 Night stay in Kausani with sightseeing

  • Well Ac Car for Five days for Transfers & Sightseeing

  • Good service and well furnished hotels

  • All taxes are included

Package Exclusions

  • GST Taxes

  • Extra and personal meals/Beverages

  • Airfare/Train fare to Delhi (will be arranged on request)

  • Personal transportation not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Other activities not listed in inclusions

Recommended Hotels:

Almora Hotels

Kasaar Jungle Resort     -   (4* Hotel) -TA rating 4.0/5  - certified in Excellence

Location: Binsar Road, Near Kasaar Devi Temple, Almora, Uttarakhand 263601

Imperial Heights Resort    -   (3* Hotel) -TA rating 4.5/5 - certified in Excellence

Location: Kasar Devi, Almora-Bageshwar Rd, Almora, Uttarakhand 263601

Shivalik River Retreat    -   (2* Hotel) -TA rating 4.5/5 - certified in Excellence

Location: River Point, Kosi, NH-87 Almora, Almora, Uttarakhand

Munsiyari Hotels

Milam Inn   -   (3* Hotel) -TA rating 4.5/5 - certified in Excellence

Location- Near K.M.V.N. Rest House, Munsiyari, Pithor?garh, Uttarakhand 262554

Vijay Mount View Resort -   (2* Hotel) -TA rating 3.5/5 - certified in Excellence

Location: Thal Road, Pithoragarh, Munsyari, Uttarakhand 262554

Kausani Hotels

Pratiksha Himalayan Retreat-   (4* Hotel) -TA rating 4.5/5 - certified in Excellence

Address: Pacific Mall, Rajpur Road, Jakhan, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

The Heritage Resort Kasauni   -   (3* Hotel) -TA rating 4.5/5 - certified in Excellence

Address: 21, Rajpur Rd, Chukkuwala, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001

Kausani Best inn -   (2* Hotel) -TA rating 4.0/5 - certified in Excellence

Address: Saharanpur Road (Near Lal Pull), Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Long Weekend in Munsiyari - The ‘Mini Kashmir’ of Uttarakhand - Package Itinerary

On arrival in Delhi pick up from Airport and proceed towards Almora, reach by evening check into hotel & relax. In evening visit Bright End Corner which is famous as an enchanting sun set point then take evening walk at surrounding, shopping & free for individual activities.

 Overnight at Almora hotel with dinner 

After breakfast check out from Hotel, Travel by surface from Almora to Munsiyari. On arrival check into your pre – booked hotel & take rest. After lunch go for half day sightseeing of Munsiyari like Maheshwari Kund.  In the evening back to your accommodation & free for independent activities.

Overnight at Munsiyari hotel with dinner

Lunch: May have lunch at Himalayan Paradise (TA rating 4.5 / 5) serves Jaunsari Cuisine Balti Cuisine vegetarian lunch and Indian village cuisine. 

Today after breakfast go for full day sightseeing of Munsiyari that are Birthi falls, Panchachuli Peak & Nanda Devi Temple. After lunch go for visit famous Khaliya Top. Later in the evening back to your accommodation.

Dinner & overnight at Munsiyari Hotel

Lunch: May have lunch at Motimahal restaurant (TA rating 3.5 / 5) serves Chinese food vegetarian and non-vegetarian, North Indian to South Indian cuisine. 

After breakfast check out from Hotel, Travel by surface from Munsiyari to Kausani. On arrival check into your pre – booked hotel & take rest. After lunch go for half day sightseeing of Kausani like Rudradhari Falls & Kausani Tea Estate. In the evening back to your accommodation & free for independent activities.

Overnight at Kausani hotel with dinner

Lunch: May have lunch at Maacozy restaurant (TA rating 3.5 / 5) serves Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisines along with refreshing drinks. 

After breakfast checkout the hotel and proceed to Delhi then you will be dropped to airport or railway station for onwards journey to catch your pre booked Flight / Train where your tour get ends with lots of memories.

Long Weekend in Munsiyari - The ‘Mini Kashmir’ of Uttarakhand - Package Other Details

How to Reach Almora

By Air: The nearest airport for Almora is Pantnagar. Pantnagar Airport is situated 115kms from Almora. Taxis are available to Nainital, Haldwani and Almora from Pant Nagar Airport. Buses are available from Haldwani, Kathgodam and Nainital to Almora.

By Rail: Kathgodam is the nearest railway station to Almora situated at a distance of 83kms. Kathgodam is well connected with major destinations of India like Lucknow, Delhi and Kolkata. Trains are frequent to Kathgodam as it is the gateway of Kumaon region. Buses and Taxis are Available to Almora from Kathgodam.

By Road: Almora is well connected by motorable roads with major cities of northern India. Buses to Kathgodam and Almora can be taken from ISBT Anand Vihar, Delhi. Almora is connected with NH87 and NH87E. Taxis to Almora are easily available in Kumaon region. The distance from Delhi to Almora is 365kms if you travel via Moradabad and Bilaspur. This distance can be easily covered in 9-10 hours of time.

Almora Weather

Almora has a pleasant and cool climate all through the year with the annual average maximum temperature is around 23°C and average minimum temperature is about 11.5°C.

Summers (April to July):  are moderate with maximum temperature below 30°C and is ideal for all sightseeing visits.

Monsoons (August to October): are associated with moderate rains, it makes Almora beautiful and attractive with fresh greeneries.

Winters (December to February): offer chilly cool climate with temperature touching down to 4°C. December and January months are freezing.

Best time to visit Almora

Best time to visit Almora is during March to November.

March to June months are inviting for outings and sightseeing.

July to November months is really beautiful with intermittent showers and those who like to be in rains are welcomed.

December to February months is chilly with snow fallings and dew.

 Places to visit in Almora

Bright End Corner

Bright End Corner is a hilltop site 2 km away from Almora that offers a magnificent view of the valleys and peaks of Kumaon Region. This site is famous for picturesque sunset and sunrise seen through the Himalayan peaks. There is a library named after Vivekananda which has numerous books on literature and teachings. You can also visit Vivekananda Memorial where Swami Vivekananda had stopped for a while on his journey to the Himalayas. Swami Vivekanand Library and Memorial is another attraction of Bright End Corner.


It is an ideal spot for picnicking situated amidst lush green gardens. Situated 10kms from Almora, Martola is inhabited mostly with foreigners. Buses and taxis are available up to Panuwanaula and one has to cover the remaining distance on foot.


 It is a scenic spot dedicated to Goddess Kali, situated at a distance of 5kms from Almora. The views of the snow capped Himalayan peaks are invigorating from here. Kalimath, offers a panoramic view of the snow capped Himalayan peaks.

Deer Park

 Deer Park is situated just 3km from Almora. Deer Park comes in NTD (Narayan Tiwari Dewai). Deer park, a wildlife tourist attraction of Almora, houses a collection of some deer species, leopards and the Himalayan black bear. Deer park is a perfect place to enjoy the evening time amidst towering pine trees.

Gobind Ballabh Pant Public Museum

Vallabh Pant Public Museum, situated near the bus stand of Almora . The museum remains closed on Mondays and other Government Holidays. It is open from 10:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. State museum of Almora or Govind, has a rich collection of fascinating items relating to history, archeology, development of art, culture, and the life style of this region. The state museum displays the archaeological finds from the Katyur and Chand periods and exhibits a wide collection of folk paintings.


 The ravishing views of the mountains covered with pine and deodar trees are enchanting from Simtola. Simtola is a popular spot for camping and picnicking and it is situated 3km from Almora. Simtola is a famous tourist spot in Almora which is ideal for picnic and camping. Tourists can enjoy the stunning views of the mountains covered with pine and deodar trees from Simotla.

Katarmal Sun Temple

Situated 7km from Almora this historical important temple is an example of intricate sculpturing. It is the second most important temple to Sun God, the first one being Sun Temple of Konark in Orissa. Katarmal is more than 800years old.

Gollu Devta or Chitai Temple 

 Gollu Temple is dedicated to Gollu Devta, an incarnation of Gaur Bhairav. Situated 8 km. from Almora the deity of this sacred temple is reputed to make every wish comes true, provided the worshipper ask for it with a clear conscience. All he asks for in propitiation is a bell, as was evident from the thousands of bells strung across the temple premises. Anyone can even seek Gollu Devta"s divine intervention by writing to him. Stacks of letter are pinned all over the temple along with bells. The stunning view of the Himalayas can also be seen from the Chitai.

Shiyahi devi

Shiyahi devi is the very famous trekking root and picnic spot of Almora from where tourists can see very close view of the Himalayas.

Markets of Almora

The main markets or bazaar of Almora are Lala Bazaar, Malli Bazaar, Karkhana Bazaar and Thana Bazaar. You can buy local utensils, clothes, and other things of your necessity in these bazaars.

Kasar Devi Temple

 Kasar Devi Temple is situated at a distance of 7km from Almora. This sacred temple is also mentioned in Skanda Purana and it is also said that Swami Vivekananda meditated here in the year 1890. An inscription found on a stone boulder, indicates that the temple was built by a king named Rudrak. The place affords enchanting view of the splendid Himalayas. Kasar Devi Temple is an ancient temple of 2nd century which was said to be built by a king named Rudrak. The enchanting view of the splendid Himalayas can be enjoyed from Kasar Devi temple.


Koshi, 12 kms from Almora town, is a place of natural beauty which is known for the Govind Vallabh Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Research. Koshi is also a popular picnic resort with a guest house for overnight stay.


Lakhudiyar is one of the most important pre-historic sites, situated at a distance of 20 km from Almora in the hills.  Lakhudiyar is known for numeral caves (Lakhudiyar means one lakh caves) which have beautiful paintings of pre-historic man on their walls.

Best Hotels in Almora

Kasaar Jungle Resort     (4 Star Hotel)

TA rating - 4.0 – certified in excellence

Location: Binsar Road, Near Kasaar Devi Temple, Almora, Uttarakhand 263601

Facilities: LCD TV, Generator back-up, Suitability, Restaurant, Free Parking, Wi-Fi Internet

Imperial Heights Resort    (3 star Hotel)

TA rating - 4.5 – certified in excellence

Location: Kasar Devi, Almora-Bageshwar Rd, Almora, Uttarakhand 263601

Facilities: Multi-cuisine restaurant, Activities like Billiards Table Tennis Easy to reach State-of- the-art Gymnasium,Wi-Fi connectivity Intercom Flat Screen LCD TVs with DTH Connectivity Tea / Coffee Maker Fire place in each room Mini Bar/ Refrigerator (in Premium Rooms) Bathroom Slippers (in Premium Rooms)

Shivalik River Retreat    (2 Star Hotel)

TA rating - 4.5 – certified in excellence

Location: River Point, Kosi, NH-87 Almora, Almora, Uttarakhand

Facilities : 24 hour room service, Multi -cuisine Restaurant, 24 hour hot & cold water, Free WIFI In Campus & Lobby, LCD TV in Every room with Dish TV, STD/ISD & Internet facility, Ample Car/Bus parking space, Doctor, ambulance on call, Taxi services & Travel assistance

Munsiyari weather        

Winter (November to March)

The temperature touches sub zero levels during winter. Whole area will be covered with sheets of snow. Very heavy woollen clothes are a must to escape from the biting cold during winter in Munsiyari. This season is usually chosen by those tourists who wish to see snow capped Himalayan range.


Summer (March to June)

The maximum temperature during summer in Munsiyari is 24° Celsius. Light woollen clothes are required during summer. This is also the season when tourists can enjoy a clear view of high peaks like Nandakot, Nandaghungti, Rambha, Shiplakot and Panchachuli. Also the flora and fauna of the Himalayan forest can be enjoyed during this season.

Monsoon (June to September)

 The maximum temperature that has been recorded during monsoon is 15° Celsius. There will be a drop down in temperature during monsoon. This season is often opted by nature lovers and adventurists. Rain coats are a must during a trip to Munsiyari during monsoon. Travelling and sightseeing during monsoon can get difficult due to heavy rain falls and landslides.

The best season to visit Munsiyari

The best time to visit Munsiyari is March to June and mid-September to October.  Tourists interested in sightseeing and trekking visits Munsiyari during this time.

Munsiyari Tourist Attractions

Birthi falls

Birthi falls is situated at a distance of 35 km. from Munsiyari falling from the height of 126m. The falls lies near Tejarm on the main Thal-Munsiyari route and can be reached via the Kalamuni Pass. It is surrounded by dense forests and the Himalayas.  It is a must visit spectacular place offers an extremely refreshing experience. It makes for an ideal place to sit and enjoy tea and lunch with lush green surroundings blooming in various colors.

Panchachuli Peak

A prominent peak which is visible from all the main points of Pithoragarh district, Panchachuli peak looks majestic from Munsiyari. The beauty of the five peaks lying in the Johar Valley is so captivating; it adds charm to this already delightful place.

Maheshwari Kund

The Maheshwari Kund is a natural lake surrounded by rhododendron shrubs and provides a beautiful view of the Panchchuli Peak. This Kund is located just a few kilometers walk from Munsiyari & is often referred to as the Mehsar Kund by the local people. It a beautiful place with a very fascinating legend attached to it once cursed by a Yakshi who use to live in a small lake there, the place faced drought for several years.

Kalamuni Top

Kalamuni Top is located at a distance of 15 km from Munsiyari on the way from Birthi, at a height of 9,500 ft on the main route to Munsiyari from the Birthi Falls. There is an old Kali temple at this hilltop from where the Panchchuli mountain range can be seen. The place is famous for its Kali Temple dedicated to Naga God. The fantastic view of Panchachuli peak from there flanked by the sprawling pine forest is a place must visit.


A small quaint village just 6km from Munisyari is a paradise for shoppers. It offers a varied range of articles to buy, the most famous being pashmina shawls and sheep wool blankets. One can also witness the rich culture and craftsmanship of Kumaon people through its old artistic houses

Thamari Kund

Thamari Kund is a natural lake and is surrounded by paper trees. This enrapturing natural lake perfect for relaxing is bounded by nature’s beauty in abundance. The lake is known for a significant population of musk deer which come here for drinking water. From Alpine trees to paper trees, this place also houses many Musk Deer and enriched in variety of flora.

Khaliya Top

Khuliya Top is an easy 10km trek from Munsiyari. It offers a magnificent view in summers of great Himalayan ranges. The five famous peaks namely Panchachuli, Hardeol, Rajrambha, Nandakot and Nandadevi are clearly visible from here and this makes it an amazing experience for even a first time trekker. With trekking in summers, the winters offer a perfect spot for skiing with snow laden alpine slopes.

Nanda Devi Temple

A 3km trekking from Munsiyari will take you to one of the ancient and oldest temples established in earlier days. Nanda Devi temple, a pure epitome of creativity and architecture, it is regularly visited by the devotees in large number.


Betulidhar area is covered with red Rhododendrons in full bloom situated at a height of 9000ft. However, the most salient feature of this place is absolutely gorgeous sunset and sunrise with an entrancing view of snow covered Himalayas and Balati and Ralam Glaciers.

Ralam Glacier

The Ralam Glacier lies on the Kumaon Hills, 2,290 m above sea level. The glacier can be reached from Bageshwar and Pithoragarh by trekking. The best time to visit this place extends from April to June and September to November.

Milam Glacier

 The Milam Glacier The glacier lies to the south of the Himalayas in the Kumaon region and is around 16 km long. It originates from the slope of Kohli and Trishul peaks. The Milam River originates here and finally merges with the Pindari River.

Namik Glacier

The Namik Glacier is known for various sulphur springs and waterfalls lies in the Kumaon Himalayas in the Nachani Village. The Ram Ganga River originates here.

Local Cuisine of Munsiyari

Munsiyari is a small village which do not offers many eating outlets or restaurants. The small dhabas in the village mostly serve delicious Indian and Kumauni cuisines. Kulka is a very delicious local delicacy comprising of flour and potatoes fried in Dhungar is a local herb. The best option is the in-house restaurant at hotel. These restaurants offer Indian, Chinese, continental and Kumauni cuisine.

Things to in Manusiyari


Munsiyari is a popular trekking destination, and serves as a base to various popular trails. Some of the popular treks in the area include the Khalia top trek, which is a 2-hour trek which rewards one with lush green meadows and traces of snow, and the Thamri Kund trek, which is a much more modest and easier trek. Nanda Devi Trek which embarks from Munsiyari, perched at an altitude of 2290 m. The trek is quite amusing that leads to the higher Himalayan region adorned with mysterious natures beauty. A number of hotels arrange for these treks and other adventure activities.

River rafting in Gori Ganga River & Camping

The river is a popular spot for white water rafting & a number of hotels and setups in the area provide facilities for camping and bonfire.

Skiing in Khaliya Top

Marked on a popular trekking trail, and known for beautiful views of the Panchuli peaks, Khaliya is also a popular site for skiing in winters.

Bird Watching

Munsiyari is also a favorite for bird watchers, given the huge variety of species that can be spotted here. Little pied flycatcher, Black Redstart, Streaked Laughing Thrush, Himalayan Woodpecker, Verditer flycatcher, Grey winged black bird, Scaley Billed Woodpecker, Black-lored Titare are some of the countless birds that can be seen in and around this area.

Shopping in Munsiyari

Munsiyari offers some of the best pashmina shawls and sheep wool carpets. Organic potatoes are grown here and quite famous. However, the shopping can be done only at Main Market.

Sightseeing in Kausani

Rudradhari Falls

Rudradhari Falls and Caves are located on Kausani Almora Road about 12.0 km. distance from Kausani. A Rudradhari waterfall is a natural location

Kausani Tea Estate

The Kausani Tea Estate is a very beautiful and scenic place which is idyllically situated on Bageshwar road and is perched at an elevation of 1,800 meters above sea level. It is located at 5 km. from ranikhet.

Sarla Ashram

 Sarla Ashram also known as Lakshmi Ashram and it is a Gandhian Basic Education centre for schoolgirls.


 Baijnath is very famous and ancient temple of Hindu religion. It is located at an altitude of 1126 mts, on the banks of the Gomti River in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. This ancient temple is dedicated to Hindu god shiv.


Pinnath is known for its temple of the same name which is located at the foot of the Gopalkot Peak and the upper portion of the Kosi Valley. The temple has a small conical structure that is dedicated to Bhairon. On October, a famous fair is celebrated at the village every year.

Anasakti Ashram

The Anasakti Ashram is the place where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during the time he wrote the Anasakti Yog and it is also known as the “Gandhi Ashram”. The Ashram houses a museum that contains Mahatma Gandhi’s photographs and his writings.

Sumitranandan Pant Gallery

 It is dedicated to the Hindi poet Sumitranandan Pant, whose birth place is Kausani. The museum showcases his manuscripts of the poems and draft copies of his literary works. Collections of the museum also include over hundreds of English and Hindi books, displayed in glass shelves, the museum has become an interesting place for literature lovers.