I Googled for discussion groups on this, but no luck. Maybe somebody in this well-travelled fraternity can help me. Need to know if public or private (i.e., taxis, cars for hire, etc) transportation is available out of Leh to visit nearby monasteries such as Lamayuru, Hemis, etc. Alternatively, if someone has had a good experience with a tour company in that area I'd like to know that. adventure riding angle? Hmmm...I'll take some pics of local riders.