Munsiyari - Khaliya Top Trekking cum Training Expedition (Uttarakhand) 2019


  • Almora (Uttarakhand) - 05th June to 15th June, 2019
  • 6N/7D
  • Inclusive of Accommodation, Transportation, Food, Group Insurance, Forest Entry Fees, Qualified and experienced support staff
2019 05 Jun
2019 15 Jun
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Khalia top is the highest point (3500mt) and gives you scenic views of the snow-clad peaks of Panchachuli, Rajrambha, Hardeol, Nanda Kot, and Nanda Devi. It is a popular trekking destination located nearby a small town known as Munsiyari; in the Kumaon region in the state of Uttarakhand.  Munsiyari is situated in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand state. Nestled in the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas; Munsiyari at an altitude of 2250mts offers splendid views of scenic snow capped peaks. Munsiyari literally translated means “place with snow”, and is also referred as Little Kashmir. Panchachuli is a group of five peaks and is the star attraction at Munsiyari. Flora and Fauna consist of Rhododendrons, Pine and Deodar trees, Birds like Wagtail, Raven, Falcon, Monal, Himalayan Griffon and serpent eagle. Leopard, Himalayan bear, Fox and Musk deer have made their home in the altitude jungles of Munsiyari.
The Munsiyari is paradise for nature photographers and bird watchers. In winter Munsiyari also famous as a skiing destination.
Places to see in Munsiyari: Panoramic view of five peaks of the Great Himalayan Range named as Panchachuli, Nanda Devi Temple, Birthi Fall
Day 1 Reporting at Almora
Almora is famous for its alluring beauty, snow capped panoramic view of Himalayas, rich cultural heritage, unique handicrafts and delicious cuisines. Being surrounded by the pines and oaks, the city has a divine aura that is enough to allure the backpackers.
Nearest Visiting Places: Chitai Golu Devta Temple, Nanda Devi Temple, Kasar Devi
Distance from Nainital: 63 km(2 hrs Journey)
Day 2 Transfer by vehicle from Almora to Munsiyari ( 198 Kms - Apprx 07-08 hrs )
Early morning (After breakfast) leisure travel to reach Munsiyari. Generally it takes 7-8 hrs depending upon the road conditions. The scenic beauty that you see along the route will definitely make you feel refreshing and like travelling to heaven. We will see the snow capped mountain ranges, green dense forest and waterfalls. Arrival at Munsiyari by evening and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3 Trek from Munsiyari to Martoli Thatch - Alt. 8500 ft. (8 kms)
The trek to Martoli Thatch is 8 kms takes about 5 hours. We walk through rhododendron and oak forests and climb up to 8500 ft. The trek to Martoli thatch is a gradual climb to the campsite. The campsite is amidst the oak forests with the stunning view of Panchachuli peak. Overnight camp at Martoli Thtach.
Day 4 Trek from Martoli Thatch to Roodkhan- Alt. 9000 ft. (6 Kms)
As you leave Martoli Thatch the open sky with vast meadows beckon you. You can find out hidden treasures of nature in the form of Monal, Ghurar, Kakar, and Bharal (mountain goat). The woods had a luxuriant mix of Pine, Deodar, Oaks, Spruce and Cypress, but the main vegetation we came across as we gained height were the Rhododendron trees or Buransh as it is called in the local language. In spring the whole jungle turns red with the rhododendron flowers. With the gain in altitude these trees change’s shape to bush and colour to white. Overnight camp at Roodkhan.
Day 5 Trek from Roodkhan to Khaliya Top and back to Munsiyari base Camp. Certificate
Early morning trek from Roodkhan to Khaliya Top to view the beautiful sunrise with Panchachuli Range. The special views from Khaliya top of the Panchachuli and Nanda devi range is the heaven for trekkers. After spending some time on top we will be back to base camp. In evening Certificate distribution and recreation activity.
Day 6 Munsiyari to Almora
Early morning after breakfast we will back to Almora via Patal Bhuvaneshwar temple.
Patal Bhuvaneshwar, one of the most fascinating places of the Kumaon region. Patal Bhuvaneshwar is not just one cave, rather a cave city. There is a 1 km long cave in Patal Bhuvneshwar. This is 90 feet below the ground level. Caves within caves, steps leading to another, each one unmasking deep secrets from within. You have to descends nearly 100 steps into this narrow cave, to reach the sanctum sanctorum, which gives an overwhelming feeling that you’re entering the centre of the earth. Each stone, each stalagmite within each cave or doorway, in magnificent erection revels the story of Hindu pantheon in the shapes of Gods, Goddesses, saints and known mythological characters.
We will reach Almora by evening and overnight stay at Almora Camp
Day 7 Check out after breakfast.
Check out after breakfast.
Programme & route schedule are subject to change without prior notice.
Contact Information:
CONTACT NUMBER: 9818097600
COMPLETE POSTAL ADDRESS: Youth Hostels Association of India, Delhi State Branch
                                                          5, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi -110021
This expedition is open to YHAI members who are 15 years above and physically fit. This condition will be adhered to strictly. Under age will not be considered in any case.
BY Train: Kathgodam/Haldwani railway Station is the nearest railway station, Kathgodam is well connected by railway network with major destinations of India.  Almora is 82km (3 hrs) away from Kathgodam railway station. Taxi and bus are easily available from Kathgodam/Haldwani to Almora.
By Bus: Almora is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Northern India and Uttarakhand State. Uttarakhand Transport Corporation runs buses from Delhi to Haldwani on regular basis and direct to Almora also. Bus and jeep are easily available from Haldwani to Almora.  
By Air: Pant Nagar Airport is the nearest Airport in Kumaon region and Indira Gandhi International Delhi Airport is nearest international airport. Pant Nagar Airport is 117km away from Almora. Taxi are easily available for Almora. 
Members may apply online by paying requisite programme fee including online booking amount Rs 7455/- (Rs 7100/- + Rs.355 /- Online charges)
For offline booking: 
Members can also deposit the participation fee in any branch of Canara Bank giving the following details: 
Name of Account: Youth Hostels Association of India, Delhi State Branch
Bank Name: Canara Bank
Branch: 7/48, Diplomatic Enclave, Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi -110021
Account No. 0157101030829
IFSC: CNRB0000157
Offline Booking Process:
Members desirous of joining this programme may apply on the prescribed registration form duly supported by YHAI prescribed Medical Certificate along with or Deposit Slip/NEFT Challan Copy or a DD/Cheque of requisite amount Rs. 7100/- in favour of “Youth Hostels Association of India, Delhi State Branch” payable at New Delhi
N.B: Booking is based on first come first serve All Offline Booking confirmation is subject to availability of seats. Without admit card and Medical Certificate do not claim your registration as confirmed.
Note: Seat once booked may not be re-scheduled or transferred.
In case you are unable to join this trek you will get 50% of the prog. Fee which is Rs.3550 /- (Except Online Charges) as refund, provided your online cancellation request is received before 20th May 2019 (positively). Any request received after the last date of cancellation will not be considered. 
 Participants who have booked online should cancel online before 20th May 2019 ( 
Any unforeseen event / strike or natural calamity will not be considered as a cause of cancellation. Refund will be given after completion of the programs.


Accommodation in Hotel/Tent on sharing basis will be provided. 
Simple, nutritious vegetarian meals will be provided.
Rucksack (40-60 Ltr.), Small Backpack/Day pack (10-20 Ltr), Trekking Shoes, Floaters/Flip Flops,  Socks, Raincoat, Poncho, Torch, Lunchbox, Glass/Tumbler, Plates, Spoon, Water bottle, Woolen Garments, Sun Cap, Sunglasses, Sunscreen Cream, Moisturizer, Lip Balm, Goggles, personal Medical Kit, Needle, Thread, Button, Soap, Towel, Camera, Powerbank Cotton Shirts, Cotton Pants, Personal Utilities 
Trained/expert camp leaders will be available for guidance. Medicines will be available in the camp. First aid/ basic medical assistance shall be provided. While every care has been taken to ensure safety, The Youth Hostels Association of India, Delhi State Branch will not be responsible for any accidents, illness and any such unforeseen eventualities.  
Special Casual leave: 
The Trekking Expedition organized by Youth Hostels Association of India have the approval of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Dept. of Personnel And Training), Government of India, vide Office Order no. 28016/3/89-Estt (A), Dated 25 October, 1989. Participants working in the Central Govt. Organization can apply to the authorities concerned for availing special casual leave for the duration of the expedition. This leave can be sanctioned by their office up to 30 days in calendar year.
Participants, who successfully complete the trek and abide by the discipline of the program, will be awarded certificates.
1. Smoking, use of alcohol and narcotics of any description is strictly prohibited during the course of the program.
2. Deviation from the set route of the program is not permitted. If participants may wish to join any other activity, they may do so at their own responsibility and risk only after finishing the program and checking out.
3. Stay other than YHAI Camp is not allowed for the entire duration of the camp.
4. This is an environment friendly trek. Do no litter any wrappers or spoil the trial in any way. In case you find any wrapper, plastic bag or anything left by trekkers on the way, please carry the same with you and deposit at the next camp.
5. Burning of woods during camp fire is strictly prohibited.
6. Medical Certificate is compulsory; you have to summit Medical Certificate at the time of reporting.
If found flouting the rules, your participation will be terminated with immediate effect.