Though it's yet to be finalised, but just thinking of visiting Leh/Ladakh in the month of May this year by car. I would be traveling from Pune, alone or may be whoever joins from family / friend circle. I do not intend to complete the circuit through Rohtang pass / Manali, just the places around Leh / Ladakh. The reason for selecting the month of May (2nd half) is in case my kids want to join me, then it's a holiday time for them. Also, I read that the Srinagar - Leh highway usually opens up by May though I understand that some of the places may not be accessible completely until June. In one of the other threads, Vargis bhai recommended visiting this part in 1st week of June rather than in the month of May. The timing and this trip is all tentative for me for the moment and I am just keeping options open. Roughly this is what I have in mind: 1. Pune to Leh (around 4 days) 2. Leh and surrounding places (around 4-5 days) 3. Leh to Pune (around 4 days) 4. Buffer (2-3 days) I am going through different blogs and travelogues trying to gather information about the places and routes around Leh / Ladakh; any inputs / suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.