For Indian Nationals:
- From 2014 onwards, the Indian nationals would no longer require any kind of inner line permits to visit Ladakh. This is applicable to visit areas like Turtuk, Panamik, Khaltse, Pangong, Changthang, Hunder, Nubra Valley Tso Kar and Tso Moriri and few others.
- Indian nationals must carry their nationality proof (ID proof) such as: Driving Licence, Voter ID, Passport and other similar.
- Whenever enquired, the visitors should produce their ID proofs at the check points.
- For the bikers, while crosiing regions like Hanle, Chusul, Tsaga, beyond Loma bend, Chumur, Marsimik La and Batalik Sector, inner line permits are a must.
- This permit can be easily obtained from Leh DC office within 9:00am-3:00pm.
For Foreign Nationals:
- To visit areas like Turtuk, Panamik, Khaltse, Pangong, Changthang, Hunder, Tso Kar and Tso Moriri and few others, the foreign nationals must obtain the inner line permits.
- Also, to visit Hanle, Chusul, Tsaga, beyond Loma bend, Chumur, Marsimik La and Batalik Sector, the foreign nationals must have the inner line permits.
- These permits are usually valid for 3 weeks and can be easily obtained with the help of the local tour operators from Leh DC Office.
- Foreign nationals, with acception from Bhutan, Burma, Nepal and Pakistan, also need to obtain PAP or the Protected Area Permit to visit the above mentioned places. This permit is issued at the Leh DC Office and is allowed only to a group of four or more foreign nationals and is valid for 7 days.
- While travelling Suru and Zanskar valleys, inner line permits are not required. However, this permit doesn't allow them to beyond Merek Village in the Mahe or Pangong village.
- Photo ID proof are a must to obtain the inner line permit. Passport, Driving Lisence or Voter's ID will do the required.