Hello guys, I am a Cyclist from Visakhapatnam and looking for few suggestions regarding a trip. I have been planning to tour Leh Ladakh on a Bike(bicycle), early next season during te months of June - August. I would either start from Chandigarh or Manali, which is yet to be decided. I have been planning this since a few years. The trip is self supported, and I am planning to do it with a very minimum gear as possible. I know that the entire route has dhabas or Home stays, but I would like to do a camping style trip. I would be accompanied by another Cyclist friend for the trip. Hence I would like to get some information from the experienced travellers who have had done the route before. 1. Is it allowed to pitch a tent in the villages enroute. 2. If so, Is it safe to pitch a tent. I am worried about the safety most. 3. I would like to purchase a tent, prefeably a 2 person Tent, that is durable and light weight. I have checked various websites, and I found few options but was not satisfied. I am looking for cheaper options there than very expensive gear. 4 . A sleeping bag and matress which is Economical as well as durable for the trip. I have found that sleeping bags are rated according to the temperature. Being a newbie, I am doubtful regarding the type of bag that caters atthe need. Do I require a sleeping bag that has comfort rating at 10 degrees, or do I need anymore better, like a sub zero rating bag. 5. As the trip would be anytime between June to August, do I need any extra gear to carry, like rain wear, waterproof clothing etc. Hopefully I get answers to my questions and thanks in advance. Regards.