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Gulzar Hussain

Recently featured in Condé Nast Traveler as one of the “50 People to Know in the Himalayas,” Gulzar Hussain has an incredible knowledge and passion for the wildlife, history, and culture of his homeland in the Himalayas. With a bachelor’s degree in science and an MBA in tourism, he currently specializes in sustainable tourism planning and policy. He is the co-author of the book, Journey through Paradise, an in-depth guide to Kashmir, Ladakh, and Jammu, and is the founder of the Nomadic Center for Arts and Crafts in Puga Changthang. The Nomadic Center gives underprivileged, vulnerable, Nomadic children better access to health care and education, and involves them in creative arts and wildlife conservation projects. As a naturalist and guide, Gulzar loves sharing his passion for the remote, remarkable, and delicate ecosystem of the Himalayas with fellow adventurers. He enjoys photography and finds that his pictures help bring his stories to life during evenings spent around the camp fire.

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Client Testimonials


Gulzar is an absolute treasure. He loves his native Ladakh and is so eager and generous with sharing his knowledge. He coupled this knowledge with a true interest in the passengers and handled everyone's unique personalities masterfully.
— Cheryl K., San Jose, CA
Snow Leopards and Tigers of India
Gulzar was one of the very best trip leaders we have ever encountered. He was extremely helpful and accomodating from the first minute we met him, and throughout the trip, he seemed to go out of his way to assist not only us but each member of the group with their special needs and requests, no matter what the topic/area. In addition, his knowledge of the cultures we visited and the wildlife/birds was exceptional.
— Kathy B., Lafayette, CA
Snow Leopards and Tigers of India
Gulzar was one of the best trip leaders we have had in 27 trips with WT and 30 trips with other companies.
— Gil M., Lafayette, CA
Snow Leopards and Tigers of India
Gulzar's knowledge of the Ladakh region of India is unparalleled, and his personal approach to guiding us through his homeland was considerate, informative, and genuine. We were most fortunate to be traveling with him.
— Carol B., Novato, CA
Snow Leopards and Tigers of India
Gulzar was our hero. His enthusiasm and cheerful nature were always on display.
— Douglas B., Eugene, OR
He was 100% excellent
— Lewis O., Springfield, VA
Gulzar is a gem. He was a delightful companion and had very deep knowledge of the Ladakh portion of the trip.
— Diane S., Evergreen, CO
Gulzar was the star of the trip. His expertise and enthusiasm were the reason we saw snow leopards.
— Joyce T., Eugene, OR