Khaliya Top Trek Overview

The Khaliya top trek is among the best hikes for beginners, is a heaven for adventurers and those who value the environment. Khaliya Top is a Sub Division and Tehsil in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, adjacent to the 3,500-metre-high (almost 11,500-foot) town of Munsiyari.

This site has dense alpine forests, offering breath-taking vistas of the Ramrambha, Hardeol, Panchachuli, and Nanda Kot peaks, unlike any other in Kumaun. This 4-kilometre hike offers breathtaking vistas of many mountain ranges. Additionally, this trek is a visual delight for nature enthusiasts as you can enjoy snow while hiking, even in the early summer.

The Khaliya Top Trek is a fantastic opportunity for photographers to see the uncommon birds, wildlife species, and amazing flora like the flaming red rhododendrons spread all over. The trek takes you on an unforgettable and enjoyable journey through some of snow laden Kumaon and the Uttarakhand Himalayas', and beautiful meadows. The charming town of Munsiyari,and the thereafter trek offers budgeted trekking, and some of the ultimate stay locations to stargaze and be around valleys and hills.You can customise your tour stays in tents and motels in Munsiyari, Khaliya Top, and Dharamgarh, as well as other accommodations.

Quick Facts of Khaliya Top Trek

Quick Facts of Khaliya Top Trek
  • Maximum altitude: 3,709 meter
  • Grade: Difficult
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Trekking distance: 15 kilometers
  • Trail type: Round trek
  • Railhead: Rishikesh railway station
  • Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
  • Snow Season: Winters
  • Service from: Uttarakhand
  • Base camp: Kathgodam
  • Best season: March to December
  • Region: Uttarakhand

Khaliya Top Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 1

Kathgodam to Munsiyari

  • On day 1, your assigned driver for the Khaliya Top Uttarakhand Trek will meet you on arrival at Haldwani's Kathgodam Railway Station.

  • On your trip to Munsiyari, you will be escorted for local sightseeing following a delightful breakfast in Kathgodam.

  • This journey, which is around 270 kilometres away, will take you 7 to 9 hours to complete. While travelling through Almora, Bageshwar Kausani, Thal, and Chaukori, you may catch a glimpse of a variety of alpine trees, including Chir, Oak, Pine, Deodar, or even Rhododendrons.

  • On the way, you may also have a delicious local meal.

  • Munsiyari town is a stunning and unusual vacation spot and is well-known for its spectacular sunrises and sunsets. After checking into your hotel, where you will spend the night when you go to Munsiyari in the evening, you may watch the sunset.

What to Pack for Khaliya Top Trek?

What to Pack for Khaliya Top Trek?


  • Identity card or any forms of identification that includes passport, Adhar card, or voter identification card.


  • Cotton tees should be avoided in favour of Quick Dry tees.

  • Bandana, scarf, or hat

  • Pullover, sweater, jackets, or thermals

  • Mosquito & insect repellent

  • For post-monsoon wear a poncho and thermals and walking boots.


  • Water (Minimum three litres)

  • Salt plus lemon juice or electrolyte powder

  • Foods with a lot of calories, including nuts and dried fruits, homemade cake, etc.

Other Essentials

  • Sunglasses

  • For emergencies, have pins, rubber bands, and a whistle.

  • Using plastic sheets to protect electronics from the rain

  • High SPF sunscreen

  • A sleeping bag, and a mat

First aid kit

  • Scissors, cotton rolls, and crepe bandages are included in the first aid kit.Micropore tape.


  • Avomine motion sickness medication, Digene or Gelusil for acid reflux, Crocin for mild pain treatment, regular and waterproof bandages, Savlon or Dettol for antiseptic liquid, Cipladine or Savlon for antiseptic powder.

Know Before You Go to Khaliya Top Trek

How to Reach
Important Tips for Trekkers
How to Reach
  • By Air: The closest airport to Munsiyari is Pantnagar Airport, 249 kilometres away, which can be covered by a cab or a bus to Haldwani. Then, you may take a bus or a cab to Munsiyari. The alternative is Pithoragarh's Naini Saini Airport; however, there aren't regular flights there.

  • By Road: Buses from Delhi, Almora, Dehradun, Pithoragarh, and Haldwani travel to Munsiyari, as do commercial and state-owned buses. However, one must verify the bus schedule. Using the Almora-Bageshwar-Munsiyari Road, Haldwani is 285 kilometres from Munsiyari.

  • By Train: Tanakpur (286 km) and Kathgodam (275 km) are choices for getting to Munsiyari via train. The next step is to board a bus or get a cab to travel to Munsiyari. It would be wise to make multiple breaks along the way because the trip to Munsiyari is rather lengthy.

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    There are many attractions and activities in Shimla that use horses and horseback riding in Uttarakhand, but no horses are available in this Khaliya top trek for offloading purposes. You need to carry your own items to the campsite and for the whole trek.

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