Thanks for the reply. We intend to take the train to Chandigarh to experience your Indian train service. We see this as part of our trip. Thanks for the advice about the route to Manali. Is route 2 acheivable in 1 day? As far as the route from manali, it would appear that we will either have to stay at Keylong or Sachu, then the next day make Leh, am I correct?
I have tried to research the area and the trip using 60kph and the BCM touring site ( both have lots of usefull info) I understand about the permits.
As for Pangongtso do we just go to Chushul and Erath to get back to Leh. We are adding this to do another pass, not really top priority so we could miss it out if you think it is not worth it.
The main objective is the route to Leh and Khardung La then back to Chandigarh via Kargil (and adding the Padam trip)
We intend to start in the 3rd week in june next year and have 14 days on the route. Any comments or advice would be appreciated.
June 2009 can't come fast enough!