I am so excited... going back to India end of August for the first few weeks in Sept. Going further north this time to Jammu / Kashmir area. So this trip will be more nature oriented... snow capped mountains, cold desert, glacier, grand lakes, lush green valleys... camel ride, pony ride, gondola ride, shikara ride in Dal lake Srinagar, historical gurdwaras, highest motor able mountain pass, second coldest inhabited place on earth (Drass)... Can't wait! And this time, the process is much easier since I did it last year. Need another Visa but this time I got all the proper things ready very quickly. Also got a very good deal on flight. I was watching Expedia and each day got the total. Last week it dropped about 600.00 CDN in one day so I jumped at the deal! Already got myself a better camera pack for this time... last year the small pack I had was hard to grab the camera and didn't have room for much else... Now I have a good professional camera backpack from Tamrac. I plan to get loads of photos! Kashmir is supposed to be Heaven on Earth!!