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How to Get the Rohtang Pass Permit

Rohtang Pass, which is around 51km from Manali is one of the most beautiful pass 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.

If you are planning a visit to Rohtang Pass, you must know that it is now mandatory to obtain a Rohtang Pass Permit for traveling up to the pass or beyond, as the case may be.

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

There are two types of Rohtang Pass permits:

  • Rohtang Pass Permit – To travel up to the pass and back on 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.

How to Get the Rohtang Pass Permit:

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

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.

The online application for the issuance of permits can be made on the following link https://rohtangpermits.nic.in

1. 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  Pass 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 upto Snow point on Rohtang Road.

Rohtang Pass Permits are issued based on daily quota defined by National Green Tribunal(NGT)/District Administration.

Daily Permit Limit:

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

The permits can be obtained online in two time frames:

(i) 10:00 hrs (200 Diesel and 400 Petrol)

(ii) 16:00 hrs (200 Diesel and 400 Petrol)

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

2. Beyond Rohtang Pass Permit Permit Fee (Travelling Beyond Rohtang Pass )

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

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

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.

Daily Permit Limit:

There is no cap on vehicles going to Lahaul, Spiti,Ladakh and beyond. This permit can be easily obtained at the Gulaba Check point. Travelers who use this permit have to cross the Rohtanga 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 check points.

So do not attempt to misuse the Beyond Rohtang Pass permit and try to come back 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.

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 next 6 days from the current date.

Printout is compulsory for all permissions.

Vehicles having wrong information on permit as compared to valid proofs will not be allowed to cross the barrier.

Mandatory Information Required for Rohtang Pass Permit:

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

Click here to apply for the Rohtang Pass Permit online.

I hope the above information how to get the Rohtang Pass permit is useful to you. Feel free to get an answer to your queries in the comments section below;

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