The Inner Line Permit application form is easily
available at the stationary shop behind the Leh DC office. One can visit the
Leh DC office from 9.00 AM to 03:00 PM, no applications will be accepted after
that. The office remains closed on Sundays and National Holidays. To acquire
the permit one has to pay Rs. 200, which includes environment tax and Red Cross
Donation. Once approved, it is advisable that you carry copies of your Inner
Line Permit, as you might have to submit them at certain check posts of the
Rules for Inner Line Permits for
The inner line permit (ILP) rules for Ladakh tourism have
been simplified. There are certain requirements
to be considered like a valid photo ID and attested photocopies that act as a
proof of Nationality (Passport, DL, Voters ID etc.).
No inner line permits
are now required to travel to places like Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso and Tso
Moriri. However, there are some exceptions. In case one plans to cover a
direct Stretch from Tso Moriri to Pangong Tso via Chushul route with a visit to
Hanle, then one needs to give detailed information.
It is important to
mention Pangong Tso, Man, Merak, Chushul, Tsaga, Loma, Nyoma, Mahe, Hanle and
Tso Moriri in the permit application. Similarly, it is mandatory to apply for
an Inner Line Permit, if you are planning to visit Pangong directly from Nubra
via Shyok, Darbuk, Tangtse.
Inner Line Permits for
The foreign nationals must obtain the
inner line permits, if they plan to visit areas like Turtuk, Panamik, Khaltse,
Pangong, Changthang, Hunder, Tso Kar and Tso Moriri and few others. Also, to
visit Hanle, Chusul, Tsaga, beyond Loma bend, Chumur, Marsimik La and Batalik
Sector, they must have the inner line permits.
Foreign nationals, with exception
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.