Nako : small village with abudance of peace

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Nako is a tiny village you can walk around in a couple of hours, absorbing the architecture & the traditional atmosphere. It lies in the sensitive restricted zone along the border with Tibet. It's remote location and limited tourist infrastructure, makes it a little-visited but rewarding destination. 

Photo of Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Richa Gandhi
Photo of Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Richa Gandhi
Photo of Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Richa Gandhi

We reached Nako late evening due to our long journey from Kalpa. (Read about the whole spiti trip here) It was quite dark for any sight seeing and we were going to wait for tomorrow to visit Nako lake & the monastery. We savoured momos & dal rice at the first dhaba in nako, Lovon Guesthouse & dhaba. The guy running the dhaba was quite generous and gave us a polybag full of plums he plucked from the trees in his farm.

At the night, we approached every other shopkeeper to know if we could make a call back home. And all we heard was, no network in this village since two days. It was quite disappointing to hear that, all three of us were scared of our parent's wrath.

Photo of Nako : small village with abudance of peace by Richa Gandhi
Photo of Nako : small village with abudance of peace by Richa Gandhi
Photo of Nako : small village with abudance of peace by Richa Gandhi
Photo of Nako : small village with abudance of peace by Richa Gandhi

Nako Lake & Nako Gompa

After having parathe at Lovon, we started walking towards Nako Lake. It was a 5 minutes downhill walk to reach the lake and when we reached there, it was so quiet with no other soul to be found around us. The whole village reflecting in water, we sat under a tree and while i was busy capturing the best of Nako, my friends were busy taking some off time with self.

Photo of Nako Lake, Himachal Pradesh by Richa Gandhi
Photo of Nako Lake, Himachal Pradesh by Richa Gandhi
Photo of Nako Lake, Himachal Pradesh by Richa Gandhi

Nako Gompa was another 600m from Lovon and it was such a beauty. Sitting peacefully around the temple, we pondered over how simple life is, in this desert. Just one man was sitting inside the temple, doing his prayers. Relentless sound of the bell on prayer wheel and the voices of kids playing their own kind of game was all we could hear around us. Blowing wind and we three just stood in the dust and wind, without a worry in our minds, enjoying an hour of solace.

Photo of Nako Gompa, Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Richa Gandhi
Photo of Nako Gompa, Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Richa Gandhi
Photo of Nako Gompa, Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Richa Gandhi
Photo of Nako Gompa, Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Richa Gandhi
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