Yousmarg-a tourist destination of sprawling meadow is 47 kilometers away to the south of srinagar and 13 kms from Chrar-I- sharief town. Yousmarg has the potential to be the gateway to a number of potential destinations in its South, West and East including Doodhpathri, Nilnag, Bargah and Tosamaidan.
There is no historical account of how the region got its name but its believed that yousmarg was called Roosmarg-the meadow of deer-and with passage of time it became yousmarg. The region till some decades ago had abundance of wild life and was famous for the large number of deer that inhabited the region. Yousmarg is a lush green pasture surrounded by forest and snow clad mountains. It is located at a height of 8900ft from main sea level and Doodganga flows in the south making destination further attractive for locals as international tourism.
Yousmarg is suitable for young couples, as it is the quietest place out of all tourist destinations. A short trek of 4 KM to Nilnag A full day trek from Yousmarg to frozen lake in Sang-e-Safed valley 10 Km from Yousmarg is quite fascinating one. Most of the portion of the lake is covered under ice throughout the year.