Khaliya Top, Munsiyari Overview

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.

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Food Availability

Dhaba food is available up along the way. You can pack essential food for the rest of the climb.


Guest houses are available at all destinations. Camping can also be adopted by trekkers on the trek because of the natural beauty that it boasts of.

Water Availability

Water is available in the guest houses along the way. It is advisable to stock up in reasonable quantities whenever a refilling option is available.

General tips and tricks

1) Make sure you carry warm clothes along with you no matter during whichever season you are travelling in. 2) Be always prepared with your trekking gear and equipment. 3) Carrying your own medication and a good pair of shoes is a must. 4) Make sure you obtain all the permits well in advance required for trekking in the region. 5) Also carry raingear along as weather at higher altitude changes at every moment. 6) Choose a well-qualified and professional guide and fix the rates in order to avoid any misunderstanding. 7) Carry spare batteries and film roll for camera as there maybe no electricity supply.

How to reach Khaliya Top

  • Rail: Take a train to Lucknow from Delhi. SHC Garib Rath from New Delhi station is the best option. The train leaves New Delhi at 10:55 am and reaches Lucknow at 6:40 pm. Board Nainital express from Lucknow to Tanakpur. The train leaves Lucknow at 8:35 pm and reaches Tanakpur at 9:25 am. From Tanakpur, taxis are available to Munsyari. An easier option is to catch the Delhi to Munsiyari Uttrakhand transport bus from Anand Vihar ISBT terminal which leaves at 4 pm and reaches Munsiyari at 6 pm next day.

  • Road: Munsyari is 575 Km from Delhi, along NH24.

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About Khaliya Top

Approx trekking distance (Both sides) : 30 Km

Base Camp : Munsyari

Difficulty : Easy

Highest point of trek : 11, 482 ft

Nearest Airport : Pantnagar Airport

Nearest Railhead : 218 km

Region : Pittoragarh District, Uttarakhand

Snow : Mid April or End of November, December. Can expect snow on Khuliya top in second half of December.

Starting point of trek : Munsyari


Day 1 : Munsyari to Khuliya Top

Start early morning, after breakfast at Munsyari. The first 7 km trek is uphill with a total altitude gain of 1000 meters. Enjoy the marvelous views of clear view of the Panchachuli and Rajrambha peaks enroute. The trek then is a steep incline to Khuliya camp site, which can take around 3 hrs to reach. Stay overnight in tents.

Day 2 : Khuliya Top

Explore to Khuliya top and trek to upper Khuliya top for himalayan view. Don't miss the sunset view as seen of Panchachuli peaks.

Day 3 : Khuliya Top to Munsyari

Trek the same way back to Munsyari, while marvelling the sights of Kamaon's mountain ranges. Stay overnight in the hotel.

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