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Located in Srinagar, the summer capital Jammu of Kashmir, Lake Dal offers recreational opportunities to both locals and tourists. Indigenous to Kashmir, Shikaras (wooden boats) cruise the lake in search of beautiful scenery and relaxation.

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A Gujjar trekking guide is resting before setting-up camp in the Vishansar pass at 4300 meters elevation.

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An 8-day trek from Sonmarg to Naranag brings you to the foot of the Western Himalayas, with stretches of Alpine meadows alongside glacial lakes, and potential acute mountain sickness.

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Gujjars, the Gypsies of the Himalayas, form the most populous “Scheduled Tribe” in Jammu & Kashmir (as classified by the Indian government in 2001).

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IMAGES BY JIMMY VAN DER KLOET