Gujjars are a nomadic tribe of shepherds who move up to the greener pastures in the hills in the summer. Come winter, they move down to the plains with their entire households and flocks. This was one such Gujjar family, happy to have us in their home.
At the peak of summer, the meadows of Yusmarg are in full bloom. They are covered in bright yellow flowers. Yusmarg is still-not-so-popular destination in Kashmir. There are several day treks in the forests surrounding Yusmarg.
Rashid Dar, was our guide on a forest trek near Yusmarg. He had lived quite an adventurous life so far. The forests surrounding Yusmarg were like his backyard and he was an expert at finding trails in the forest.