Finally I have done the tour de to the Roof of World with the help of my beloved-Italian Horse. From two years have been going thorough Ladakh travelogues teasers. One of my friend did Ladakh trip in may last year, and showed me the pics. Till that I always considered Ladakh a forbidden zone. I was so mesmerized by those pics that I decided that one day I will definitely do this trip on bike. He introduced me to the Team-Bhp site and later I found myself our Team-Fiat Site. After going through several travelogues, especially the inspiring ones from J.Ravi and Rohit, I decided to do it on my PUNTO itself. At first, I decided to do it in month of August-13, but due to some unavoidable project schedule, I have to pre-pone it in month of June. But after drilling more information though travelogues, came to know that June is not a good time for hatchbacks and sedan, and September is the best time. So conveyed to my manager that I will be taking off for two weeks, so please plan my activity and I am ready to stretch for project related activity before and after so that it won’t hamper my September plan. I was eagerly waiting for September and felt like month is passing like a year. On net, most of the times I used to browse about Ladakh and road-condition. My wife/mom/dad used to say that Teambhp/Bcmtouring/Teamfiat are his default opening sitesJ. But there was another dilemma, shall I go with my wife or also with my parents. With four people, net weight of around 285 kg and additional weight of luggage. My father was also very much concerned, whether I would be able to do it with fully loaded car. Following are the points of concern: 1. Will severely affect GC of already troubled GC of PUNTO, which when fully loaded, used to hit even minor sized pebble. 2. Will it have enough BHP to pull fully loaded weight in already oxygen starved terrain? 3. AMS trouble to my mother, who got previously fainted dangerously twice in crowded areas. Then I decided to take risk with point 2 & 3. For the point, I went for GC upgrade kit and also upgraded from the already worn Apollo tyres of 195/60-15 to Michelin PLC tyre of 195/65-15. This considerably increased my GC to 194.5mm on paper. After that I convinced my parents to go with us on this trip. Details of my journey are: Car: Fiat PUNTO Multijet emotion pack-2011 model. Total KM before Journey: 36548 Total KM of Trip: 3127 Total rough expense which also includes car check-up + essential items (e.g. air pump etc) =65000/- Total days =13 (7-sept-19sept) No of people: 4 Route: Delhi-Srinagar-Leh-Manali-Delhi Major visited places: Nubra-Hunder , Pangong Tso Below is the list of item for car-purpose: 1. 2 Ltr coolant 2. 2 Plastic Can, each of 10 ltrs capacity, and fully filled with diesel 3. Towing rope 4. Manual Air pump 5. Puncture repair kit 6. Multipurpose tool kit 7. 1 Air filter 8. Basic fuses of car 9. One big rechargeable battery light 10. Funnel with long pipe 11. Mseal LEH itinerary DateDAYFromTo07-Sep-13DAY-1DelhiUdhampur08-Sep-13DAY-2UdhampurSonamarg09-Sep-13DAY-3SonamargKargil10-Sep-13DAY-4KargilLeh11-Sep-13DAY-5LehLeh(Rest+Basic Car Checkup+Permit)12-Sep-13DAY-6LehHunder13-Sep-13DAY-7HunderLeh14-Sep-13DAY-8LehPangong Tso15-Sep-13DAY-9Pangong TsoLeh16-Sep-13DAY-10LehLeh(Local sightseeing)17-Sep-13DAY-11LehSarchu18-Sep-13DAY-12SarchuManali19-Sep-13DAY-13ManaliDelhi- - - Merged Post - - - We left at 5 am from Delhi and reached by 5 pm in Udhampur. Reg arding the road condition, in this leg, from Jammu to Udhampur, roads were not in good state.