(12000 Ft Above Sea Level)

Himachal Pradesh | India
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Nako is categorised as Lakeside / Remote Himalayas

Nako Lakeside (Nivalink Trip Dated - 10 June 2009)
Driving from Reckong Peo to Nako (Nivalink Trip Dated - 10 June 2009)
Driving from Reckong Peo to Nako (Nivalink Trip Dated - 10 June 2009)
Nako Views (Nivalink Trip Dated - 10 June 2009)
Nako Views (Nivalink Trip Dated - 10 June 2009)
Nako Monastery (Nivalink Trip Dated - 10 June 2009)

Reasons to Visit
  • Nako lies in Upper Kinnaur on the edge of remote spiti valley and an important centre of Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Nako has seven temples of different periods distributed all over the village, including a monastic complex on its western edge.
  • Nako is situated right on the Tibetan border over a beautiful lake.
  • Drive to Nako and the evening and morning views of the lake and surrounding snow peaks is simply stunning.
  • Nako lies enroute from Sangla to Kaza and is a recommended stopover
Know It
  • Nako is accessible during June-Sept period and remains inaccessible for rest of the year
  • Transit Destinations on the Shimla - Sangla - Kinnaur - Spiti Valley Route"Nako (11000+ ft asl - 128 kms from Sangla) in Upper Kinnaur is located right on the edge of Indo -Tibetan border and can be considered one of the most remote villages in India. Nako has a lakeside character offering Himalayan views and a remote Tibetan Buddhist village character. It is a popular stopover before guests can move to Tabo (63 kms) and Kaza (110 kms) areas of Spiti Valley."
  • Significant Pilgrimages of Sangla-Kinnaur and Spiti Valley"Nako (10500 ft asl) is a stopover on the Sangla - Kaza route. Nako monastery here is very significant for followers of Dalai Lama of Tibet. Nako is also the starting point of an ancient trek route originally Buddhist monks used to take traveling between different monasteries in the region. Nako is a popular stopover enroute Kaza."
  • Remote Himalayan Destinations for Experiential Travellers"Nako (11000 ft asl) in Upper Kinnaur lies on the edge of Indo - Tibet border area and is one of the remotest villages in India. Nako is set on a lake, having charming monasteries and ever smiling villagers. Nako is best visited as a stopover on Sangla - Tabo / Kaza Route and is also part of ancient trekking route of the Buddhist Lamas."
Access Information
  • Nako does not have any major Airport or Railway Station nearby. Therefore its possible it is a remote destination and is required to visit as a part of an itinerary.
  • Nearest destination to Nako is Tabo (53 kms)

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  • Sangla Valley - Spiti Valley (9 Nights)

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Destination Ideas

  • High Altitude Monasteries in Nako
  • Nako Experience
  • Sangla-Tabo-Kaza Driving Experience

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Nako lake at 11000+ ft asl is a quaint lakefront in middle of one of the remotest villages in Kinnaur and offering a most stunning Himalayan Panorama. Highly recommended for Photographers.
    Lake or Riverside
    High Altitude Lake
    Nako Village walk gives a glimpse of the lifestyle in the remote village where till very recently were not even connected with outside world. The walk covers Lake, Monastery and bylakes of Villages. Must for Photographers and experiential travellers.
    Nako Monastery is one of the oldest Monastery on the ancient routes followed by Lamas over centuries. There is even a residence of Dalai Lama for his convenience whenvever his Holiness visits the area.
    High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    This is an ITBP check post enroute from Nako to Tabo where a lamas body has been mummified.
    Natural Wonders
    Tabo Monastery is situated in centre of Tabo. Tabo is home to the second most important Buddhist monastery in the entire Himalayan region - the Tabo Gompa. It is now more than 1000 years old.
    High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism

Destinations within reach from Nako

  • Tabo ( 53 Km )

    Tabo is home to the second most important Buddhist monastery in the entire Himalayan region - the more

  • Kalpa ( 106 Km )

    7 km from Reckong Peo. Kalpa is a temple town with very good Himalaya views around the Shiva more

  • Kaza ( 110 Km )

    Kaza (12000 ft asl) is capital of the Spiti valley and its largest town. Kaza has monasteries more

  • Sangla ( 125 Km )

    Sangla is a village, situated at an altitude of 8,792 ft in Baspa Valley of Kinnaur District. It more

  • Losar ( 167 Km )

    Losar is a remote Himalayan village that lies on Kaza - Manali Road, 18 kms short of the Kunzum La more

  • Sarahan ( 180 Km )

    Sarahan lies beyond Rampur off the Old Hindustan-Tibet Road and is visited for the Bhimkali Temple more

  • Rampur ( 190 Km )

    Rampur is a riverside transit point on NH-22 (Hindstan Tibet Road) at 132 kms from Shimla and 70 more

  • Narkanda ( 250 Km )

    Narkanda (8000 ft asl) is an area surrounded with orchards and a transit point on the Hindustan more

  • Thanedar ( 250 Km )

    Thanedar, an apple orchard growing area at a height of 7,250 ft and 80 km from Shimla and 18 kms more

  • Kufri ( 315 Km )

    Kufri is a hillside getaway situated at an altitude of 2633 m above the sea level and 19 km from more

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Getting There

Nako does not have any major Airport or Railway Station nearby.

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