Jakpo The Snake King’s Tree at Likir

In Ladakh's oldest, 930-year-old monastery on the snake-like hill of Kli-Khil this ancient evergreen cypress is named after the Naga King Jakpo, who once slept here in the mythological past

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Bodhi Leaf Jakpo The Snake King’s Tree at Likir

In Ladakh’s oldest, 930-year-old monastery on the snake-like hill of Kli-Khil this ancient evergreen cypress is named after the Naga King Jakpo, who once slept here in the mythological past


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Taxon Botany:

  • Common name: Black Juniper: This Himalayan evergreen species is the highest growing woody plant in the world, tolerating exceptionally severe winters in altitudes reaching 5,200 m.
  • Botanical species: Juniperus indica
  • Botanical family : Cupressaceae [Cypress]

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  • Latitude: 34.29391 ° north of the Equator
  • Longitude: 77.21566 ° east of the Prime Meridian
  • Altitude: 3733 metres above sea level

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Journey Journey:

  • Over The Mountains
  • Path : Into the TransHimalaya- Himachal to Ladakh to Kashmir
  • Date photographed: 3.09.09

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