Nako Homestay – Spiti

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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.

The Home Stay

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 guest rooms on the first floor. All guest room comes with attached bathroom. The terrace opens straight to the Lake. You may have food in your room on the terrace or in the traditional family kitchen. Watching sun set standing in the balcony with a hot cup of tea is always a memorable moment here.

Location: 200 mtrs walking distance from Nako Monastary.
Number of Rooms – 3; Total Capacity -9

Know your Host

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


Village Walk • Hill Trek • Lake side walk • Shepherd Trail to Chango, Hango and Tashigang village


Single Occupancy: 1200/-

Double Occupancy: 1950/-

Extra Person: 600/-
Complimentary: Breakfast, Dinner, Morning and Evening tea.

Child Policy
Upto 8 year: Complimentary (no extra bed)

What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.

Point of Interest

The Lake • Nako Monastery • Chango Gompa


Tabo (63 km) • Dhankar (93 km) • Lalung (103 km) • Demul (117 km)  • Kaza (111 km) • Mud (128 km)

You may like to check more Homestays in Spiti Valley


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