Hi Vargis, Kudos for maintaining this amazing forum and guiding people. We are a group of 3-4 friends planning to do the trip from 24th June - 2nd July (can plan to leave 23rd night from mumbai, so we have 9 full days.) We were planning to go Leh earlier, but the flight tickets for these dates are already 10k+. So we can either afford to reach Chandigarh or Delhi by flight from Mumbai and start from there. It would be really helpful if you can assist in the queries - 1. Which according to you would be a budget trip if we are willing to take a taxi on rent, Leh or Spiti? 2. We will be looking for homestays and hostels, so is it advisable to make prior bookings? 3. Based on your decision, can you suggest a route map for the trip? Thanks in advance for making out time for the queries.