The pristine natural beauty and cultural innocence of Nako Lake can charm anyone. It is at an altitude of 3662m above sea level. Willow and Poplar trees surround the lake and make it a fascinating sight. To visit Nako Lake you will require special permission from the inner line as the place is quite close to Tibet border. If someone is looking for rejuvenating and relaxing on their tour to Himachal then Nako is a must-visit site. The lake is considered religious by villagers.
It is assumed that Guru Padmasambhava meditated near the lake. The footprints of Guru are also marked on a rock here. Quite a few miles away there is a village called Tashigang around which there are several caves. It is considered that Guru Padmasambhava meditated and gave the discourse to followers.
There is a waterfall near the village which has snow water falling like a river of milk. It is said to be a heavenly realm of fairies. In one of the caves, you’ll see the live footprints of these fairies or other demigods. For locals, it is a sacred place. Followers from Ladakh and Spiti come to visit this place.
In winters the roads stay blocked for days after the snowfall. So the best time to visit Nako is from April to October. At that time its scenic beauty is at its peak. Locals are cooperative, helpful and nice. One full day is required to explore, village, monasteries, lake, local culture and sight seen.