The Ladakh region of Jammu & Kashmir is quite sensitive as it shares borders with both Pakistan and China. Not all parts of Ladakh are accessible to civilians. An inner line permit is required to visit restricted places such as Dah, Hanu Villages, Pangong Tso, Man, Merak, Tso Moriri, Nyoma, Loma Bend, Khardung La, Nubra Valley, Turtuk, Tyakshi, Digger La, Tangyar. Inner line permits can be obtained from the DC office near Polo ground of Main Baazar in Leh town between 9am to 7pm, however, the application forms need to be submitted before 3pm. You can also get permits online but it will still need to be stamped. It is advisable to go for the permit in the morning as the queue is shorter and will significantly reduce the waiting time. Travel Agents and tour operators can also arrange the permit.
₹30 per day per person
Self-attested photocopies of valid nationality proof, photo-IDs and a request application letter addressing the DC of Leh-Ladakh district for the approval of your permits.
You can get the permit online here.
Amazing places you shouldn't miss:
Pangong Lake, Shanti Stupa, Tso Moriri Lake, Leh Palace, Khardung La Pass, Nubra Valley, Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, Changtang Wildlife Sanctuary, Tso Kar lake and many more.
A glimpse of the beauty of Ladakh: