Below the Palace

One of Leh’s larger trees is a poplar tucked up against the steep hillside leading to the old city Palace

Masjid Greeting

A willow tree watches over a busy market street at the mosque in Leh, Ladakh’s capitol city.

Leh Polo Ground CornerPost

At the large open polo ground in Leh, an upright tree in the corner fails to offer enough shade in the harsh mountain sun

The Crazy Zen Tree

This impressively resprouted willow tree- one of the largest in Leh- grows near Shanti Stupa through the walls of the Zen Restaurant

Koksar Doc Check Poplar

Foreigners travelling on the Manali-Leh road are required to register with the police at the town of Koksar, and this tree is one of the few trees to be spotted on this high-altitude journey

Lahaul Dabah Willow

This tree grows next to the bridge over the icy Lahaul River, near a small cluster of teashops serving the intrepid travellers crossing through this remote, icy, and largely uninhabited glacial valley

Alchi Giant

The biggest tree at Alchi Monastery, where one can see well preserved and masterful ancient Buddhist paintings

Indus Bridge Guard

Look for this White Willow tree at a bridge across the Indus River in Ladakh

Darcha Bridge Sentinel

A lone tree by the riverside amongst the austere rocky landscape along the Manali-Leh road

Landmark Trees of India