It was a month of June and I was very rigid to meet mountains which is a yearly festival of my life for last 3 years. I was in dilemma whether to take a road trip, or go on a trek to Uttarakhand, or just leave it for now and plan at the end of the year for a winter trek. That is when this old sheet of mine, I came across with a road plan of Spiti which I had scribbled two years back as to-do things in my life. Without a second thought I started planning for a road trip or a backpacking at least by July end 2018. With leave approved for only a week I was little worried about backpacking as I could cover one part of Spiti on bus or cab and would not be able to do a round trip. With a lot of yes’ss and No’ss I started to plan for a solo ride in Spiti valley and also went ahead with bullet and flight tickets booking. Counting all A to Z’s of expense, the cost went up to 35K if I was going all less with luxury and comfort. Thinking much I just roped in two of my friends who are meant when costs are high for my solo trip, Manja and Manu. We all had that lovely bonding of travelling together in Kashmir in 2016, and once for all everyone were on same page of taking a ride of a lifetime. Me, being a little old to Himalayas they left all the planning things for me and I started going through various blogs on Tripoto. Finally we were nearing the travel dates and each one of us took care of our health a little more as we knew what was coming on our way. Let us start this ride with a bit of Bullet Thumping.