Namgaya is the closest village from the Indo-China border, situated in Kinnaur District
, Himachal Pradesh
. Perched at an altitude of 3048 m above sea level, it is situated at the left bank of the Sutlej River
, about two km above its confluence with
. The Shipki La Pass is just 13 km from here.
There is less activity around Namgaya; its vicinity is marked by unpleasant barrenness and desolation, but fields of barley, buckwheat, turnips and a few vines and apricots can be seen on the opposite bank of a rivulet, near a small habitation.
Major point of attraction here is a Buddhist temple named Lagang and four local goddess temples. Tashigang Gompa, a fine Buddhist monastery can be easily accessed from here.