Chulling Village (3510m) where Diskit Gompa has quite an interesting legend attached to it. It is believed that a Mongol Demon once lived here & was considered to be sworn enemy of Buddhism. However, even after his death, his body kept coming back to the Monastery. It is said that even today the wrinkled head and hand of the demon lie inside a Temple of the Monastery.
Leo Village (2438m) is a small village with an old temple dedicated to the local deity, Tangtashu about 105 kms from Reckong Peo perched on small rocky eminence, on the right bank of Spiti River, and at the confluence of the Lipak torrent flowing from the west is the hqrs. of sub-tehsil Hangrang in pooh sub-division. Located on the right bank of the Spiti River there is Temple of ‘Jamato’ worth visiting. Also known for the apples, Leo has some spectacular views , to reach Leo one has to take diversion from national highway 22. Walk around the small village absorbing the traditional atmosphere and architecture it looks like it hasn't changed in hundreds of years.
Hango Village (3268m) is situated at a distance of 20 km from NH 21 & 15 km from village Leo. The land scape of the village shows a drastic change with steep barren rocks of its southwest and it is spreaded over an area of nearly 1000 bighas.
The green field of village is drained by 3 streams, which divide the village into two small villages namely Hangmat & Hangtot, the population of the village is nearly 1000 of 10% Buddhism followers.
Malling Village is a small village located in the district of Kinnaur. It has a population of about 289 persons living in around 68 households, the village has grown around snow fed streams & people use the short summer season from June-September to cultivate & gather the food grains, livestock for the long winters.
The population is scanty in this village because of such harsh conditions.
Nako Village (3662m) is one of Kinnaur’s most picturesque hamlets. Nako is slated to be declared a ‘Heritage Village’ gates in the village streets built from stone & wood & painted in the inside with colorful Buddhist religious paintings. This is built around a small lake and has an important Buddhist monastery & a couple of small temples. A footprint-like impression on a rock is ascribed to the Saint Padamasambhava.
Nako is also the base to reach the Tashigang Monastery; the area is known for its lake, which forms part of the border of the village. Nako Monastery is located in the village as well as several other Buddhist temples. Nako Monastery allegedly founded by Ringchen Zangpo in 996 ad. Small old temples with old sculptures and frescoes, sadly some of them neglected. There's also a new Temple built in recent years. Nako Lake is a small & beautiful holy lake. Early in morning is the most scenic if water is still you get beautiful reflection of the village. There are some nice day walks around the mountains if you're reasonably fit. In 3 to 4 hours you can reach the village of Tashigang perched high above the Sutlej valley. The only things you'll encounter underway are sheepherders and great views.