The picturesque town of Munsyari, 67 km from Thal, is situated at a height of 1900 mtrs. The road from Thal to Munsyari passes through small villages like Nachani and Tejam. The beautiful Birthi Falls , nearly 140 mtrs tall and tallest in the area is also on the way. The location is good for respite after a long drive and for the cameras to click. Driving uphill from Birthi through thick Himalayan foliage one reaches a vantage point called Kalamuni, at a height of 2675 mtrs, where all passers by prostrate before the Kali temple for her blessings. In front of the temple the Panchachuli ranges open out against the back drop of blue sky to hypnotise the visitors. The 20 km road from here is mostly downhill to Munsyari where again the Panchachuli peaks are the greatest atttraction. Of late this place has become a trekkers paradise as large number of tourists come to trek to the glaciers of Milam and Ralam which fall in the hinterland. During the last decade some hotels and guest houses have come up with catering facilities.
Most of the Munsyari habitats are of tribal origin, traditionally known as Shaukas but of late as Bhotias. This word Bhotia was invented for Shaukas after they lost their trade with Tibet so as to compensate them by bringing the entire community into the tribal classification.
Note:- Inner line permit may be necessary for visiting certain places beyond Munsyari.
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