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How to Get the Online Permit for Rohtang Pass

If you are planning a visit to Rohtang Pass, you must know that it is now mandatory to obtain an online Permit for Rohtang Pass to travel up to the 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.

Here is the complete information and procedure for an online permit for Rohtang Pass.

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 vehicle 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 vehicle 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, 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 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 side 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

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