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TusharDX wrote a review Oct 2017
Pune, India405 contributions72 helpful votes
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Munsiyari is the last frontier. As the name suggests, this is last major village before the road ends and foothills of majestic Himalayas start in true sense. In fact, Panchchuli range is so close from here that you are literally in its lap. Wayfarer Mountain Resort provides perfect combination of hospitality, warmth and proximity to Himalayas to experience this. One falls in love with Munsiyari even before reaching it. Roads leading to it from Tejam (or till Tejam via Shama) are absolutely stunning. They are scary too, but there’s invitation in them to experience this rugged beauty. With altitude gain, comes change in vegetation, fauna & absolute clear water springs and emerald rivers (Gori Ganga). We can visit Munsiyari just to experience this journey! Wayfarer resorts is based in Munsiyari behind Tribal Museum. It’s a relatively small setup like any other establishment with local houses around it. Resort consists of 6 wooden cottages, all of which offer telescopic view of the Panchchuli range. Cottages are aesthetically done with each having a small sit out facing the range. Attached bathrooms are spacious enough and has constant hot water. The place is run by a trio as its owner puts it: Vikram - resort owner/manager, Khadak Singh - the cook, and Pansingh - very attentive attendant & a super guide to Khuliya trek! We had booked here for 3 nights and wanted to spend one of the nights at Alpine resorts at Khuliya top. However, we reached pretty late on our first day, and were not so sure of taking up the trek immediately on the next day with no booking done at Alpine. But, it was the enthusiasm and motivation from Vikram that pushed us. He not only pumped us up, but proactively spoke with Alpine owners to book us there, arranged for Pansingh to accompany us and made other logistical arrangements like food supplies. We will always be grateful to Vikram & Pansingh for making our dream of trekking to Khuliya a reality as it proved to be highlight of our entire Uttarakhand trip! (with 2 kids - 5 & 10 resp.) Food here was simply amazing with lot of local delicacies like Rajma dal, Karela subzee, Kumaoni chicken - definitely best of the local food we had in any resort. Breakfasts were sumptuous too. It was an experience to relish food here while sitting in front of Panchchulis! Overall we had a great time here. Thanks to Vikram & his team for making our stay so special by making Khuliya trek possible! I will highly recommend Wayfarer resorts for tourists, trekkers and nature enthusiasts. Tip - Do plan to visit Nanda Devi temple. Also, Munsiyari has amazing bird life. Do spend some time birding. Ghat towards Munsiyari from Birthi has good potential to see Himalayan Griffon Vultures, Lammergeiers and other raptors like Golden Eagles.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Room Tip: All rooms are good, suggest taking the one farthest from the dining room
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authorneelesh wrote a review Jun 2017
New Delhi, India628 contributions319 helpful votes
First and foremost , it is not a resort . It is at best a home stay, which also second rate one which is saved from being third rate by the efforts of the staff to salvage a bad situation and of course the view ( which anyway would be the same from all of Munsiyari) To get their you first have to find it! There are no boards anywhere and you can only keep asking for the tribal museum through the entrance of which you have to pass to get to the "resort".Even standing outside the museum you would not know this was right behind.We had to ask a local shopkeeper who shouted out to the manager to come get us.. As a first our confirmed reservations were either not communicated to the unit by noida office or anticipating a no show the rooms had been given away to someone else.(since we were late) We therefore had to wait a lot before one of the rooms were vacated by the others and one which was being used as a storeroom was converted into a room for us (we had reserved two) Net results- the sheets were dirty,and when we pointed that out the dirty part was tucked into the gadda as they had no fresh sheets.Sheets were not changed even when we asked for them next day - they probably did not have any extra ones. When we tried to get in beneath the quilts (being very tired) there were cockroaches on the bed and finally two huge spiders.If the room could just be sprayed with hit or something before being handed over to the guests it would sort out the problem, which was done after we yelled and screamed. The chairs outside the rooms were broken and we had to manage with less chairs than there were people. There were cupboards inside the toilets of the rooms in which heaters and such were stored and hence staff kept entering our rooms to fetch them. The seating space outside the rooms was barely four feet wide and the roof of the dining hall was the first thing visible from the place supposed to have a view. There was no parking for the "resort" and car had to be parked in the museum parking which had capacity for only one at max two cars, the rest would have to park on the road below. There were no kettles in the room for tea coffee making and we had to ask every time we wanted them.The staff were quick to serve us but it is not the same as having one when you want one. We can only say that the manager and staff bore very well with our screaming and rushed about to serve making the place slightly bearable but otherwise it is a place which seems to have been left to die by someone who ahs milked it of its cash value. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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PiyushK_Triphill wrote a review Jun 2016
Hyderabad, India284 contributions33 helpful votes
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The property is located about 1 Kms after Munsyari market area. The entrance to hotel is little weird as from main road one has to take a steep upward small approach road which goes to Tribal Heritage Museum building. After parking vehicle one has to climb up & there are few houses & museum building, within which a pedestrian pathway will take you to hotel property. The property as such is small but well maintained. Rooms are of good size and bathrooms are neat & clean. The bed sheets, towels are also cleaned & maintained. A small team of 3 people is managing the property reasonably well. Best part of property is the view it offers. Panchachuli peaks can even be viewed from within the rooms. Food quality is fine considering you are in Munsyari. Not much space is there except rooms so no place for kids movement or playing around. One major problem is erratic power supply for long hours sometimes for entire day. The resort has a backup DG set but runs only for 2-3 hours when darkness has descended in late evening. The reason given was they have shortage of fuel in Munsyari, which I feel is not acceptable. Even if there is a shortage, one can have arrangement of getting supplies from nearby towns through public transport when this is a regular problem. Another problem is of insects in evening when lights are on. We had to call hotel staff to remove spider from both the rooms we were allotted. Overall the rooms are clean, bathrooms are hygienic, view is really good but lack of kids play area, poor ambience, lack of proper entrance road, presence of insects and insufficient power backup are areas that need to be addressed at the earliest.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Pranav N wrote a review Jun 2016
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India14 contributions5 helpful votes
Went on a family holiday to Munsiyari and was wondering where to stay to have a highly close to nature experience. Then we came across this resort which looked just what we were looking for. We stayed here for 3N/4D and obviously there were some pros and cons which I would like to highlight here. Pros: 1. Excellent location with great views of panchchuli range. Just next to the tribal heritage meuseum which is a must see. 2. Well maintained...neat and clean property. 3. Very warm staff. Highly responsive to your needs. 4. Great food. Just like home food. Prepared it as per our need. 5. Generator on demand if the electricity goes...I preferred darkness, hence on demand...plus we had the luxury of being the only occupants. Cons: 1. Parking of the property has a very narrow path..could not risk my suv on it. It's also not cemented. So parked it in the museums parking which makes the resort a 5 floor climb from there. 2. There were thousands of insects..of all kinds you can imagine. I asked for close to nature and yes this was it...it was rainy season and hence the insects as quoted by the manager. I am sure this would not be the case if you go in any other season. 3. I found a lot of ants on the dining table and I am not a big fan of it. Also spotted one in the jam bottle. Insects I can understand...but ants can definitely be controlled. 4. The roof had tin shed though from inside it was all wood. This gave me sleepless night when it was raining due to the sound of it. All in all..if given a chance I would still love to stay here the next time I visit...probably not in the rainy season...
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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amars79 wrote a review Jun 2015
mumbai15 contributions6 helpful votes
The Wayfarer Resort is away from the main town of Munsiyari, which is actually good as its away from the crowds. The view of the Panchachuli Peaks is great. Rooms are comfortable and food is of good quality. Mr Negi is very helpful and takes care of the guests well. The treks nearby are arranged by them if required at no extra cost.
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Date of stay: May 2015
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Sourav18 wrote a review Dec 2014
Bangalore District, India14 contributions6 helpful votes
The location of Wayfarer Mountain Resort is surrounded by all GREEN and entire range of Panchchulli is visible from all the windows and balcony. We will remember the full night when we stayed awake in chilling cold enjoying the White Mountain peaks - a delight for photographers. The Resort is not one easily approachable when we visited but that was more than compensated with the location, service and the environment. If anyone interested in calm, peace and uplifting mind space, do spend some time here. The resort also arranges short Treck trips. All in all A Five Star from my experience!
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Date of stay: October 2014
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Urvashi J wrote a review Jun 2014
New Delhi, India106 contributions43 helpful votes
This Hotel looks at The Panchachuli Range Of Mountain Peaks in The Himalayas. The view on a clear day is fantastic. The Hotel has v.basic amenities. Hardly any variety in food is available. The hand towels are pathetic. The maintainance is poor. There was no manager available for the 2 days that we stayed there. The hotel is also far from the township. The staff ( which was all of two people---one to cook and one to clean ) did what they could to make our stay comfortable but they had their limitations and we were v. Disappointed with the Hotel. Would not recommend it to anybody at all.
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Date of stay: May 2014
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: One which looks at the snow peaks
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Pankisood wrote a review Oct 2013
Banjar, India649 contributions59 helpful votes
Just landed at Munsyari heading to Nanda devi national park just checked in in beautiful rooms with Nice view of Panchulli peaks eight in front. Staff is very welcoming and food is just amazing The manager Bikram negi is amazing host with warm heart. Must visit place ....
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Date of stay: October 2013Trip type: Travelled with friends
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bloretravelbug wrote a review Jan 2012
Bangalore138 contributions118 helpful votes
We landed at the Wayfarer resort on an October evening - feeling cold & chilly. But the magnificient view of the Panchachuli right ther in front of view seemed to underplay the other inconviniencing factors. the cottages / tents were cold & provided no heating facility at this time of the year. We were the only guests in the resort that weekend, so got a royal treatment in a way but had to also bear with the limited choice of food as per the available supplies in the kitchen. the staff was friendly but we got the best service only after the Manager arrived from Ranikhet. In any case, we enjoyed our stay due to the location of the resort & the view. the good news is that the resort is getting relocated and renovated with new concrete structures with hot water showers and other facilities. We look forward to another trip to the resort in the coming years.
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Date of stay: October 2011
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Vertika P wrote a review Nov 2011
bangalore19 contributions11 helpful votes
The view of the Panchachuli peaks is breath-taking from the resort. But do you really need to put up with the near-about awful condition of the property for the view? Might as well walk upto this place for the view. Still, each place has some plus and negatives. Some happy points: * Staff is extremely nice. * For dinner, there were not any choices but whatever they had dished out for us was very fresh and delicious. It was home food but better than home food. * When you wake up in the morning and step out of your cottage and see the huge, white, himalayan range in front of your eyes at a touching distance, its quite a morning. Not at all happy points: * No facilities in the resort. * Tin roofs. * Bad beds and mattress. * No hot water. I mean, the staff will get for you as much hot water as you demand but no running hot water in your cottage. I would not be able to recommend anyone to check-in to this resort despite the good-natured staff.
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Date of stay: July 2011
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wayfarer Mountain Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Wayfarer Mountain Resort?
Nearby attractions include Nanda Devi Temple (1.9 km), Tribal Museum (0.07 km), and Kalamuni Temple (5.7 km).
What food & drink options are available at Wayfarer Mountain Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is Wayfarer Mountain Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Munsiyari.