So, we touched down in Manali yesterday and without wasting any time we started asking people if there were any permissions required to cross Rohtang Pass. You know what, we did need a permission in order to cross Rohtang and visit Leh-Ladakh. In addition to that, we learned that Rohtang remains close every Tuesday due to maintenance of the roads and guess what day it was, yes it was a Tuesday. So, we had a full day in Manali to ourselves. Before all the fun on our rest day, let me tell you about the permission letter fiasco. Getting the permission letter from the authority sounded straight and easy but, to our surprise it really wasn't. We woke up and 7 am and went straight to the SDM office on the mall road to gain a good position in the queue. It wasn't short by any means. You'll ask why the queue ? well they only give permission to a 1000 cars ( 600 petrol and 400 diesel) every day so, they all fight for a place. Luckily for us the queue for getting a permission for a personal bike wasn't that long and it only took us like 20 minutes to get it.