In the Kulu and Ladakh country the tree is sacred to the deities of the elements.
The Ladakh chain, partly north and partly south of the Indus - for that river breaks across it about 100 m.
It is an important feature as affording foothold for the Janglam (the great high road of southern Tibet connecting Ladakh with China), which is denied by the actual valley of the Brahmaputra.
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At one locality in north-western Ladakh there is a continuous mass of snow and ice extending across a snowy ridge, measuring 64 m.