Nako Lake

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Nako Lake
Nako Lake and Nako Village, Himachal Pradesh.jpg
Location Kinnaur district
Coordinates 31°52′47″N 78°37′39″E / 31.879639°N 78.627632°E / 31.879639; 78.627632Coordinates: 31°52′47″N 78°37′39″E / 31.879639°N 78.627632°E / 31.879639; 78.627632
Type High altitude lake
Basin countries India
Surface elevation 3,662 m (12,010 ft)
References Himachal Pradesh Tourism Dep.

Nako Lake is a high altitude lake in the Pooh sub-division of district Kinnaur. 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.[1]

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