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Nako Lake, Himachal Pradesh

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#49 of 87 in Nature in Himachal Pradesh
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Nako Lake is a high altitude lake in the Pooh sub-division of the Kinnaur district. 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. Several miles away there is a village called Tashigang around which there are several caves where it is believed 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 caves you are still able to see the live footprints of these fairies or other demigods. It is a sacred place for the people of these valleys. Followers come from as far a place as Ladhak and spiti valley.
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  • The green oasis turns winter wonderland in winters. This high altitude village offers the best view of the highest peak of Himachal Pradesh, Reo Purgyil 6816m  more »
  • This is the perfect place to have a lunch stop before reaching kaza. It's a man-made lake but offiers beautiful views.  more »
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  • Nako lake or Nako Village. Good for 1 day visit. There is not much to see in this village but this village is really a beautiful treat to your eyes. Very photogenic views all around. You must visit all side of the village you must capture pictures then you will realise.
  • Nako Lake is a man made high altitude lake in Kinnaur district. It is in a small village called Nako. It is at a height of 12,000 ft surrounded by willow and popular trees. You may find many Basic hotels and home stay in the Nako Village. There is a waterfall nearby which has snow water falling like a river of milk.
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