Hey Kedar! Glad to know you are considering it. Yes, I have already paid Ulhas the full amount 2 wks back. Also got my travel worked out from Leh and back.
It's my first time too on a high altitude bike tour. Moreover, I got into cycling since just early this year so no... not a lot of saddle hours for me.
Although, over the last few weeks I have been practicing longer stretches on the bike and at a higher rpm. Been working out on my cardio fitness as well.
Yes its not going to be easy but it will be a whole lot of fun & I am lookinf fwd to the tour.
Hope you make up your mind soon :)
Will mail you my contact number so you can reach me if reqd and we can exchange notes.