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Inner Line permits
Where you need permits and how to get the permits on Ladakh and Spiti trip

Inner Line permits


As of 8th July 2015, All motorcyclist need to obtailn a permit to cross Rohtang pass to get to Lahul & Ladakh. To obtain the permit, one needs to fll out a form along with xerox copy of registration certificate of motorcycle, drivers lisence and puc certificate and submit to the SDM office in Mall Road Manali. SDM office is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The permit is given free of cost.


Ladakh being a sensitive region, Inner line Permits or ILP are required for visiting certain areas of Ladakh. Permits are issued from The District Magistrate Office in Leh at a nominal fee and can be obtained in a days time. The DC office timing is from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, however forms need to be submitted before 3:00 pm. For permits self attested photocopy of identity proof is required.

As of 2014 Indian nationals do not require permits to visit the following regions. ID proof such as Driving Lisence/pancard/adhar card/ election card will be needed to be shown at various check posts

  1. KHALTSE SUB DIVISION : Khaltse,Domkhar, Skrubuchan,Hanu,Biama, Dha.
  2. NYOMA SUB DIVISION : Karu, Chang La, Dubruk, Tangtse, Lukung, Spangmik, Manmerak (Pangong Tso), Upshi, Chumathang, Mahe,Puga, Tsomoriri, Karzok,Loma bend.
  3. NUBRA SUBDIVISION : Khardung La, Khalsar, Diskit, Hunder, Turtuk, Panamik.

Foreign nationals are not allowed beyond Spangmik(Pangong tso Region) & Mahe in Changtang region. No permits are required for Zanskar and Suru valley. Indian Nationals require permits to visit places such as Chushul,Hanle,Chumur and other small lakes of Changthang region. While applying for permits in Changthang region do mention all the villages enroute so that one is not sent back from any check post.

Ride Inn does not arrange for Inner Line Permits.

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    Ride Inn, Across Nehrukund Bridge, Burwa road, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India
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