I will tell you about the trip over the mountains - it was a bit of an adventure - but first I am going to need a few days to acclemate to this altitude here in Ladakh (3500 meters or about 11375 feet).
The tourist season is winding down here so all the shopkeepers are eager to get my business. Nori I'm thinking of buying some shawls but want your input. I sent you an email about it. Thank for the scarf and socks! They have already been very handy as it is cold here in Leh and the jeep ride was very cold. More soon.