Hi all - first of all let me say that this site has an amazing amount of useful info which I have been searching through for days... A friend and I are planning a trip to Leh/Ladakh and Kardung La, will have a maximum of 3 weeks and would like input on an itinerary. We realise that acclimatising may be an issue and want to avoid any potential problems so which of the itineraries below would you recommend or do you have better ones? #1 Shimla - Leh - Manali Delhi to Shimla Shimla to Narkanda Narkanda to Manali Manali to Jispa Jispa to Sarchu Sarchu to Tso Moriri Lake Tso Moriri Lake to Leh Leh to Nubra Valley (inc Kardung La) Nubra to Hemis Hemis to Sarchu Sarchu to Manali (inc Rohtang Pass) #2 Shimla - Spiti - Leh Delhi to Shimla Shimla to Narkanda Narkanda to Sangla Sangla to Kalpa (inc Chitkul) Kalpa to Nako Nako to Kaza (inc Tabo) Kaza to Keylong (inc Kunzum-La) Keylong to Sarchu Sarchu to Tso Moriri Lake (inc Lachlung La) Tso Moriri Lake to Leh Leh to Kardhung La to Leh Also - opinions seem divided on the best time to go. We had been thinking of end of June - Mid July with possibly into August. OK or not? Although we're arranging this ourselves it seems like most tour groups average less than 180 kms a day and of course we would like to stop along the way to see the sights etc but is a 3 week motorcycle trip enough time to get up to Kardung La - Leh etc and still make it back to Delhi to fly home? We have been in contact with a shop called BulletWallas who seem to have reasonable rates for rental Enfields - are there any better places we should contact? Are there better bikes we should be considering? I've looked through a couple of RRs and one in particular has me wondering about Enfields as opposed to other makes. We're not mechanically incompetent but also have no desire to be stripping top ends at the side of the road with an adjustable wrench - if you know what I mean. Which bike would you recommend? Thanks all.