Hi all - it’s almost 2012 and my friend and I are getting in the ‘trip planning mode’. we will be in Delhi in September to start a three week trip up into the mountains. We need decent gear and helmets and were thinking it may be easier to buy them there than pack and carry them. Does anyone have any good suggestions for places we can buy insulated, armoured Textile jackets with zip out liners and street or motocross helmets? What are the prices like compared to U.K or US prices?? I've been looking on E-Bay and there are some good products there but shipping to Taiwan (where i am currently) almost doubles the cost and I cannot find anything locally to purchase that is a reasonable price. I’ve read a lot of talk about the Karol Bagh area being the bike area of the city and assume that means there will be plenty of gear stores too but can anyone confirm this? What kind of prices could we expect to pay for a jacket like the one I described? Also - One thing that concerns me is the accommodations when we get high up into the mountains – we don’t require luxury or anything but are there basic places available for a reasonable price – do we need to bring a tent?? Camping at altitude would require a lot more equipment and gear than we are planning on bringing right now. Finally - my Canadian International Driver's License has been expired for years - the only way to renew it is to fly home and do it in person = not happening. I have my proper Canadian license and may have a Taiwanese license by the tiem we do the trip but will no Int'l license be a serious problem when trying to rent bikes? Thanks.