Nako(3663m): Situated above 3 kms above the Hangrang valley road and is 119 kms from Kalpa on the western direction of the huge mountains of Pargial. This is the highest village in the valley and the existence of lake formed out of the masses of the ice and snow above adds beauty to the village.The lake is fringed with willows and populars. Yaks, kine, horses and asses are reared here in abundance. Local village deity is Deodum and another Lagang temple with several idols exist here.There is a staying hut for visitors.There are small, but significant Buddhist temples and a rock is regarded to have the imprints of the saint Padmasambhava. This is the base for the trek to pargial peak and is en-route to the Thashigang monastery, where an image is said to grow hair.
How to Reach:
The nearest airport is at Shimla, 312 kms. from Nako. The airport is connected to many major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, etc. The cabs and taxis are easily available from outside the airport to Nako.
Nearest railway station to the village is again Shimla (312 km). It is one of the major stations connecting to several major cities including Delhi. Hire a taxi or take a bus from here for Nako.
The road might be your best pick to reach Kalpa if travelling from a city not that far off. The roads are conveniently built and save the tourists from the hassle for opting more than one mode of transport. The road to Sangla is populated with beautiful scenic landscape and will thus make this journey an affair you'll always remember. The HRTC (Himachal Road Transport Corporation) have regular bus services from the state Capital Shimla and neighboring states like Delhi, Punjab, etc. Travelers can also take private owned bus from Delhi to Nako. There are several intra-city bus services you can avail from various neighboring cities within the state. You may take 1)Delhi->Shimla->Rampur ->Reckong peo > Nako 2) Delhi->Manali-> Kaza->Nako.
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