On reaching Rongli, we had to wait for minutes as the place was super crowded with tourists requesting and collecting their travel passes. After 30 minutes of waiting, we finally got our permits.
We had to take the first stop at Rongli, the district headquarters and the last town that we were going to encounter. We had our lunch here and we had to make our permits before entering Gnathang Valley. Foreign nationals are not allowed beyond this point. Rongli itself is a beautiful town surrounded by mountains on all sides.
After spending 10-15 mins, we again stated for zuluk. We made a stop at Rongli Bazar to make some phone calls, as there will be no network after rongli.