Nako Gompa

Buddhist Monastery in Nako

On the western edge of Nako you’ll find the four 11th-century chapels of Nako Gompa, containing some fine murals and sculptures in similar styles to those of Spiti's famous Tabo Gompa, as well as festival dance masks.

Like Tabo Gompa, this is believed to be one of over 100 monasteries founded by Ringchen Zangpo, the 'Great Translator', the key figure in the second propagation of Buddhism in Tibet in the 10th and 11th centuries. (The first was in the 8th century.)