Nestling amidst spectacular Kumaon Himalayas at a height of 1645 m, Pithoragarh is often called 'Miniature Kashmir'. It is a small valley barely 5 km long and 2 km wide.
Located at an altitude of 2135 m., Munsyari is situated at a distance of 66 km from Jauljibi and 127 km from Pithoragarh via Thal. Munsyari is the centre as well as the gateway of the Johar region. Munsyari is the base for treks to Milam, Namik and Ralam Glaciers. There is a Tourist Rest House and a small town for accommodation. Khalia top and Betulidhar are two high altitude places, ideal for skiing.