Photographer's Note

It took us a little over 4 hrs to reach Nako (famous for itís high altitude lake by the same name) from Reckong Peo and there was a little change in landscape with visible green vegetation as we approached Nako village.

Nako Lake is a high altitude lake in the Pooh sub-division of district Kinnaur. It forms part of the boundary of Nako village and seems that the village is half buried in the lake's border. It is about 3,662 metres (12,014 ft) above sea level. The lake is surrounded by willow and poplar trees. Near the lake there are four Buddhist temples. Near this place there is a footlike impression ascribed to the saint Padmasambhava.And some miles away there is a village called TASHIGANG around this village there are several cave where it is believe that Guru Padmasambhava meditated and gave discourse to followers. There is a waterfall nearby which has snow water falling like a river of milk. Legend says that it is a heavenly realm of fairies.In one of the cave you can still able to see the live footprints of these fairies or other demigods. It is a sacred place for the people of these valley.Followers come from as far a place as Ladhak and spiti valley.

However this certainly is not amongst the best photo of Nako as it was midafternoon and the lighting conditions were tough to handle. But there are quite a few interesting photos of Nako available at TE and you can look here to get a better glimpse of Nako village and the lake.

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