We did Ladakh circuit back in October 2016 by a Duster AWD. That trip was planned by reading all the travelogues at different travel and automobile forums. Travelogues were the amazing help to plan our trip. We got all the inputs and necessary details from the write-ups of some of the best writers and travellers. After completing our Ladakh trip in October 2016, I wrote my travelogue. Leh Trip October-2016. I forwarded my travelogue links to all the friends and family. Most of them actually read that and some of them came back to me, asking for help to plan their trip to Ladakh. Everyone wanted to go to Ladakh, everyone wanted to experience the ups and downs we faced, everyone wanted to experience the adventure. One over-enthusiastic WhatsApp group immediately changed their name to "Chalo Ladakh" back in December 2017 and started discussing a plan. I am an ex-employee of Vodafone Gujarat. Some of us are still in touch and keep talking at WhatsApp. We are total 9 guys in that group. Initially, we all were ready to go to Ladakh and all of them offered their cars to make this trip possible. We kept discussing, months passed and the big news of Idea taking over ( or merging with) Vodafone came. Some of the current top Vodafone employees had to back down from the trip. The Group name changed back to its original name and we all forget about the Ladakh trip and got busy in our routines. But then, this is Ladakh. It never leaves you that easily. Three of us were still in touch via a separate Whatsapp group named "Ladakh???". One fine day, two of them came to my home city, Anand. We met for a normal peaceful booze session at one of my friend's farmhouse. The topic at our farmhouse meet was Ladakh, one of them offered to take his brand new Petrol Jazz. The third guy Vittoed the idea of Jazz and offered his three years old XUV W6. And this was how the Idea of going to Ladakh was reborn in the mind of we three guys. The Idea was to plan a budget trip to Ladakh during mid-May. I asked other two guys to leave all the planning and booking responsibility on my soldiers. This was my fourth trip to this region and I was very familiar with all the details and necessary requirements. I proposed to involve one more person to make the trip more economical. I asked one of my Anand based friends and he immediately said yes. So back in April 2018, we were four guys with an XUV ready to explore Ladakh during May 2018. Three of them transferred 5000/- per head to me as a confirmation amount.