The landscape here is astonishingly diverse that comprises of waterfalls, small lakes, pine & oak forests that house the rare flacons, serpent eagles, Himalayan griffons, etc. and offers close views of the majestic Panchachuli, Nandadevi, and Rajarambha peaks. This is a great place to explore the local Kumaoni culture and traditional foods like kulka, siddu, and dhungar.
Highlight of the place: Glacier treks to Namik, Milam and Ralam and the Nanda Devi base camp trek. Picturesque forested shepherd villages like Betulidhar & Darkot. The 9000 ft. Balanti Potato Farm for panoramic Himalayan views. Pilgrimage places like Maheshwari Kund, Kalamuni & Nanda Devi Temples. Birthi waterfalls.
Best time to visit: The best months to visit are March-June and September-October when the weather is cool and you can be outdoors. Monsoon months (July-September) are best avoided due to constant rains. Winters (October-February) are perfect for winter sport enthusiasts and the famous Jaulajibi fair and Makar Sankranti celebrations.