The classic view of the old village across the small sacred Nako Lake is now marred by a trio of thoughtlessly erected new concrete buildings, but the townscape is still photogenic when seen from Himalayan Paradise, and there's a second, less-noticed but attractively field-ringed pond-depression a short walk east towards the helipad.

On the village's western edge Nako Gompa has several new buildings but the oldest section dates from the 11th century. There are some fine murals and sculptures in similar styles to those of Spiti's more famous Tabo Gompa.