Photographer's Note

Two Kinnauri ladies having a fun time at Nako Lake

It 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 (12,010 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.And some miles away there is a village called TASHIGANG around this village there are several cave where it is believe 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 cave you can still able to see the live footprints of these fairies or other demigods. It is a sacred place for the people of these valley.Followers come from as far a place as Ladhak and spiti valley.

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