Flying into Leh is also taking some time as the flights from Delhi leave early in the morning. This means that the easiest is a late flight (5th October) out of Bangalore to Delhi and then a Lounge night at Delhi airport. We arrived around 7 in the morning (6th October) but had to make an extra round as he wasn't happy with his first approach. With a lot of power he pulled up again to give us an extra mountain view. I was picked up at the airport where I could meet Robert who came over from the USA for this trip and some extra days around.
Next day (7th October) we moved to the hotel we were having for the trip where we would meet the rest of the people joining us. Turned out that we would be with 4 participants, 4 support crew, 2 drivers ( of which one was our local guide) and 2 Darter guides.
As Robert and me arrived already a day earlier and hanging around in Leh was not what we wanted to do we made a trip to the Matho monastery.