The Survivor Pine at Mori

This is one of the last surviving giant pines at the riverside grove in Mori, now surrounded by a younger plantation of pine trees.

Laxmi Narayan Tree at Rawalsar

A tree sacred to Krishna grows at a temple near the sacred Lake of Rewalsar, nestled in the pine-mountains of Himachal Pradesh

Spiti Snapshot Willow

This tree, one of the largest in the entire Spiti Valley, was only quickly photographed from the window of a share-jeep hurtling down the highway

Nako Gompa Cypress

The village of Nako, high in the mountains between Kinnaur and Spiti, is beneath a small Buddhist monument where this tree grows

Inner Line Permit Poplar

This poplar tree offers some shade to the foreigners queuing to get an Inner-line permit into the restricted mountain border region

Rawalsar Dalai and Panchen Lama Trees

At a monastery next to the sacred Rewalsar Lake, two American Magnolia trees planted by the Dalai Lama serve as representatives of his and the Panchen Lama’s role in Tibetan Buddhism

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

Nako Lake Juniper

Near the Nako Village Lake high in the mountains can be found this evergreen juniper tree