High above the Hangrang Valley, this almost medieval-feeling village of stone and mud-brick houses is a great place to break the journey for a day or two. Technically a part of Kinnaur in Himachal but culturally in Buddhist Spiti, Nako is centred on a small sacred lake, behind which rise towering rock-strewn mountains dotted by chortens. Located at an altitude of 3625 m, Nako is an unspoiled village near Indo-China border with the backdrop of Reo Purgyal which has an elevation of 6,816 m and is the highest mountain in Himachal Pradesh.
Located just in front of famous Nako Lake and 200 m from Nako Monastery. It was built by Chhering Dandup in 2007 to accommodate H.H. Dalai Lama’s guest when he performed Chakra Sambhava at Nako. Chhering himself is a farmer and a dedicated Buddhist. He lives with family on the ground floor and built 3 rooms for guest on the first floor. The terrace opens straight to the Lake. You may have food in your room, on the terrace or in the traditional kitchen. Watching sun set standing in the balcony with a hot cup of tea is always a memorable moment here.
Tashi, son of Chhering now takes care of the home with his young wife Panma, a very soft spoken and elegant lady who is also the in-charge of kitchen. Its a very close knit family who help each other in almost everything.
Breakfast can be Parantha with curd, Tibetan bread combined with jam or butter and butter tea or Masala tea. Homemade local cuisine like Thupka, Momos, and Indian food can be your dinner. You may also ask for Ark (local wine) and packed apple juice.
Parking • Attached washroom • Hot & cold water • Open terrace to party
Single Person: 850/-
Including: Breakfast, Dinner, morning and evening tea.
Village walk • Hill Trek • Lake side walk • Trip to Spiti
If you are going further to Spiti Valley, homestays in Spiti Valley will surely help you.