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How to Get the Rohtang Pass Permit Online for 2020

How to get the Rohtang Permit online?

Rohtang Pass Permit has been introduced since 2011 for all vehicles traveling from Manali to Rohtang Pass. Tourists who visit Rohtang Pass have several doubts about the Rohtang Permit.

In this article, we will share the detailed guidelines and answer your questions about Rohtang Permit and How to get in online in 2020.

If you are planning a visit up to Rohtang Pass or further to Spiti or Leh Ladakh that you will find this article will help you to obtain an online Permit for Rohtang Pass or beyond, as the case may be.

Rohtang Pass, which is around 51 km from Manali is one of the most beautiful passes in the Himalayan region. It is famous for its astonishing beauty and thrilling road journeys.

Rohtang Pass is the gateway to Lahaul, Spiti and Ladakh regions and travelers need to cross this pass to visit these regions. It is also getting increasingly popular amongst tourists, as an attractive destination from Manali, who visit the pass to view the beautiful landscapes and have an experience of snow even in the summers.

What is the Rohtang Pass Permit?

All tourist vehicles that go to Rohtang Pass need to obtain the Rohtang Permit online from the Tourism Authorities. Rohtang Permit bookings are issued as per the quota defined by the NGT (National Green Tribunal) and the Rohtang Permit is valid only for one day i.e. for the day it has been issued.

What are the different types of Rohtang Pass Permit?

There are two types of Rohtang Pass Permit:

  • Rohtang Pass Permit – To travel up to the pass and back on the same day (For Tourists)
  • Beyond Rohtang Pass Permit – To travel towards Ladakh, Lahaul and Spiti regions

Both the permits are valid for one day only.

What is the Rohtang Pass Permit Fee?

(Visiting Rohtang Pass for tourism purpose)

The National Green Tribunal has levied a permit fee of INR 500. Addition INR 50 is charged as congestion fees for all vehicles traveling to Rohtang Pass except buses and heavy vehicles for whom it is NR 100.

Rohtang  Permit Fee Structure

S.No. Vehicle Class Permit Fee Congestion Charges
1 Car & Jeep        INR 500 50
2 MUV’s        INR 500 50
3 Buses & HMV       INR 500 100

This permit is valid only up to Snow point on Rohtang Road.

What is the Beyond Rohtang Pass Permit Fee?

(For Travelling Beyond Rohtang Pass to Lahaul, Spiti or Ladakh )

The National Green Tribunal has levied ZERO permit fees for Beyond Rohtang Pass Permit.

Only INR 50 is charged as congestion fees except for buses and heavy vehicles for which it is NR 100.

Can I get the Rohtang Pass Permit online?

Yes. Earlier, the Rohtang permit was available at the Gulaba barrier, Tourist Information Centre and Commercial Vehicle Operators’ Union offices in Manali. But now, an online booking facility is made available for tourists to obtain the Rohtang Permit in a hassle-free manner.

The permits can be obtained online in two time-frames:

(i) From 10:00 am (200 Diesel and 400 Petrol)

(ii)  From 04:00 pm (200 Diesel and 400 Petrol)

Please note:

  1. Online facility is not available for the “Beyond Rohtang Pass Permit”.
  2. Four wheeler Vehicles over 10-years and bikes over 15-years are not allowed to travel towards Rohtang.

What is the website link for issuance of Rohtang Pass Permit online?

The website link for  Rohtang Permit online booking is –  https://rohtangpermits.nic.in

Please note:

  1. Online permit for Rohtang pass is NOT available for the “Beyond Rohtang Pass Permit”.
  2. Four wheeler Vehicles over 10-years and bikes over 15-years are not allowed to travel towards Rohtang.
  3. These were the older links for Online permit for Rohtang Pass which are no longer valid. DO NOT apply for the permit at the following links. These links are no longer valid for the online permit. http://admis.hp.nic.in/ngtkullu/http://admis.hp.nic.in/ngtkullu/BeyondRohtang/InformatoryScreen

What is the daily limit for Online Permit for Rohtang Pass?

Online Permit for Rohtang Pass is issued based on daily quota defined by National Green Tribunal(NGT)/District Administration.

Daily Permit Limit:

(i) Petrol Vehicles = 800
(ii) Diesel Vehicles = 400

In a week (Tuesday to Monday) only 3 permits can be obtained for each vehicle.

What is the daily limit for Beyond Rohtang Pass Permit?

There is NO cap on vehicles going to Lahaul, Spiti, Ladakh and beyond. This permit can be easily obtained at the Gulaba Checkpoint. Travelers who use this permit have to cross the Rohtang Pass and cannot come to Manali on the same day.  A penalty would be imposed on defaulters visiting Rohtang Pass on Lahaul’s permit and try to come back. There are check posts at both sides of the road while visiting Rohtang Pass. Your Rohtang Pass permit and vehicle is registered at both the checkpoints.

So do not attempt to misuse the Beyond Rohtang Pass permit and try to come back the same day. If you do that, you will be stopped and fined heavily at Gulaba check post.

In a week (Tuesday to Monday) only 2 permits can be obtained for each vehicle.

What are the Rohtang Pass Permit Conditions?

  • There is no provision for a refund if you try to cancel the permit.
  • No Vehicles are allowed on TUESDAY as the day is marked for maintenance of Rohtang Pass.
  • Permits can only be applied for the next 6 days from the current date.
  • Printout is compulsory for all permissions.
  • Vehicles having wrong information on the permit as compared to valid proofs will not be allowed to cross the barrier.

What mandatory Information & documents are required for Online Rohtang Pass Permit?

  • Valid Id Proof
  • Valid Pollution Under Check (PUC) Certificate
  • Vehicle Registration Date
  • Tourist Address

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to obtain a permit if I am traveling from Manali to  Kaza (Spiti Valley)?

Yes. Get the Beyond Rohtang Pass permit and pay the congestion fee of Rs 50 for traveling from Manali to Spiti Valley (Kaza).

Do I need to obtain a permit if I am traveling from Kaza (Spiti Valley) to Manali?

No, you DO NOT need any permit for traveling from Kaza (Spiti Valley) to Manali.

Do I need to obtain a permit if I am traveling from Manali to  Leh Ladakh?

Yes. The permit is required to travel from Manali to Leh Ladakh. Get the Beyond Rohtang Pass permit and pay the congestion fee of Rs 50 for this trip.

Do I need to obtain a permit if I am traveling from Leh Ladakh to Manali?

No. You DO NOT need any Rohtang Permit for traveling from Leh Ladakh to Manali.

Do bikes or motorcycles also require Rohtang Permit?

Yes, if you are traveling by bikes or motorcycles then you require both Rohtang Pass permit and Beyond Rohtang Pass permit as applicable. You also need to pay the congestion fees.

I don’t have a motorcycle or a car. I am traveling by public transport (bus) or a tourist vehicle. Do I still need a Rohtang Permit?

You DO NOT need a Rohtang Permit of you are traveling by bus or tourist vehicle. Rohtang Pass permit is required for the vehicle, not for the tourist. If you are traveling by public transport, you do not need the Rohtang Pass Permit.

Is Rohtang Pass permit available on Tuesday?

No. Travel from Manali to Rohtang Pass, Manali to Kaza (Spiti Valley), Manali to Leh Ladakh is restricted on Tuesdays.

Can I get an offline Rohtang Pass permit on Saturday or Sunday in Manali?

Yes. Yes. In case you don’t wish to apply for the permit online, you can apply for the Rohtang Pass permit at SDM Office or Tourist Information Center in Manali. Both these places issue the permit over weekends.

Can I travel from Manali to Leh Ladakh or Spiti Valley in a 10-year-old car?

No. You cannot to Leh Ladakh or Spiti Valley in a 10-year-old car from Manali via Rohtang Pass.

I hope the above information on how to get the Rohtang Pass permit is useful to you.
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2 Comments

  1. deepak singh

    Sir can tourist bus go to rhotang pass.
    As someone told that u have to pay extra charge for vehicle to see rhotang pass.
    Set by taxi drivers and there demand.

  2. altitudeadventure

    Hi. Yes, the tourist bus can go to Rohtang Pass. You need to take the Rohtang permit for the bus (please note that the permit is only for vehicles – not individuals). Alternatively, you can use the HPTDC tourist bus meant for Rohtang pass. It will take you till the pass and drop you back in Manali. In that case, you pay only for the bus ticket. You don’t need to get any permits.

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