Lying on the left bank of the Sutlej
, Nichar is a picturesque hamlet situated 5 km above Wangtoo in Shimla District
, Himachal Pradesh
. The village lies at an altitude of 3,150 m above sea level, on the Shibaling Pass
trek route in the Baspa Valley
Surrounded by lush green forests and rocky glen, the village commands majestic views of the snow-clad peaks of Himalayas
and deep valleys all around. Ukha Devi Temple (also called Usha Devi Temple
) is the main attraction here. Goddess Ukha is the village deity.
Nearby tourist destinations include Tranda (14 km),
, Chaurah, Mupa,
, Wangtoo, Nigul, Karchham
and Kanda Lake. Nichar is an ideal base for trekking and mountaineering.
Rest houses and small inns are available for stay.
The nearest railway station
are at Shimla
. Nichar can be easily approached from Sangla