Ladakh Tourist Permit

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Information About Ladakh Tourist Permit

Visiting Ladakh requires a tourist permit by both international and domestic tourists. An Environment Fee and Red Cross Fund Fee are introduced as the Ladakh tourist permit/Inner Line Permits for domestic and international tourists by the government. The permit is required to visit Inner Line Region of Ladakh like Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, and Tso Moriri.

Ladakh Tourist Permit for International Tourists


All foreign nationals and NRIs having PIOs or OCIs need Protected Area Permit (PAP) or Restricted Area Permit (RAP) to visit Inner Line Regions of Ladakh including Pangong Tso, Nubra Valley, Khardung La, Tso Moriri, Turtuk, Dah Hanu Villages.

How to Apply for Protected Area Permit (PAP) by Foreign Tourists

In order to apply for the Protected Area Permit (PAP), foreigners must be in a group of two or more. The permit has to be applied at the DC Office, Leh with required fees. It can be applied through a registered travel agent in Leh or through the official website of Leh administration.

Nationals of the Following Countries Get Their Permits Issued from Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Delhi

  • Pakistan
  • China
  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Myanmar

Places Now Open to Foreign Tourists

  • Hanle
  • Chusul
  • Tsaga La route from Pangong Tso to Tso Moriri
  • Merak villages near Pangong Tso
  • Loma bend from where the diversion to Hanle goes
  • Pachathang & Tyakshi villages in Nubra Valley near Turtuk

Ladakh Tourist Permit for Domestic Tourists


All domestic tourists can get a Ladakh tourist permit issued by the DC Office, Leh with required fees. The permit can also be applied online through the official website of Leh administration.

Ladakh Tourist Permit Fee

  • Environment Fee : INR 300
  • Red Cross Fund Fee : INR 100

Validity of Ladakh Tourist Permit

Ladakh tourist permit is valid for 1 week for both, domestic and international travellers.

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