SKIING IN KUMAON HILLS
The easternmost hill district of U.P. bordering Nepal in the east and Tibet in the north, Pithoragarh is often called 'Miniature Kashmir'. Nestled in the midst of spectacular Kumaon Himalayas at a height of 1645 m is a small valley barely 5 kms. in length and 2 kms. in width.
The town was an important landmark of the Chand kings of Kumaon. The ancient trade route to eastern Nepal passed through this area. Pithoragarh and its environs are known for their abundant natural beauty and fine temples that are important points of pilgrimages.
Located at an altitude of 2135 mtrs. Munsyari is situated at a distance of 66 kms. from Jauljibi and 127 kms. from Pithoragarh via Thal. Munsyari is the center as well as the gateway of the Johar region.
Munsyari is the base of treks to Milam, Namik and Ralam glaciers. Khalia Top and Betulidhar are two high altitude places that offer excellent condirions for skiing. You can stay there in a tourist rest house.