How to Get Rohtang Pass Permit Online in 2024 – 25

by Vargis.Khan

rohtang pass permit online

There are two ways that a permit for Rohtang Pass can be obtained. You can get it in person from the SDM office in Manali or you can apply for it online. Both the permits are issued from the same day limited quota of the total number of vehicles allowed. Getting the Rohtang Pass permit online can save you a lot of trouble and time. In this post, I will run you through the process of doing so.

Ever since its implementation, the permit rule for Rohtang has been troublesome to almost everyone traveling that way. Don’t get me wrong, I totally support the “Save Rohtang Pass from Pollution” idea. But in the peak tourist season, it is a battle in itself to get the permit and to get it on time.

Thankfully, in order to make it easier for everyone, authorities have introduced several revisions and changes in the last couple of years.

One such relief was building a web portal where people could apply and obtain the Rohtang pass permit online. For more details on visiting the pass, please take a look at How to Plan a Trip to Rohtang Pass.

How to Get Rohtang Pass Permit Online?

There are two types of permits that get issued for Rohtang. The first one is the permit for ‘Tourism purpose’. This one is for people who want to visit Rohtang Pass and come back to Manali the same day.

The majority of the tourists visiting Manali fall under this category. There is a daily limit for this permit and the maximum number of vehicles allowed is 1200 per day, further divided in 800 Petrol run vehicles and 400 Diesel engines. It is issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

The second permit is for ‘Travel Purpose’. It is issued to people who want to cross Rohtang Pass to the other side. Anyone going towards Lahaul Valley, Ladakh, or Spiti Valley will fall in this category. There is no limit applied to this permit and these are issued as many as required in the day.

Rohtang Pass permit Online Booking

Now coming back to the question of how to book a Rohtang pass permit online? For this, you will have to visit the Online Portal of the Manali Tourism Department.

There are a few options on the page. Below is a brief explanation.

online link for permits

Rohtang Pass Permit

Your regular permit for visiting Rohtang on a day trip. This permit is issued for all days except Tuesdays as Rohtang is closed to tourists on this day for maintenance work.

Rohtang Pass Special Permit

This is the same as the regular permit but is reserved for personal vehicles only. Taxis and commercial vehicles cannot apply in this category.

Beyond Rohtang Pass

This one is for people traveling to Leh Ladakh or Lahaul & Spiti Valley. This is issued for all 7 days a week. So if you will not be coming back to Manali on the same day, you are free to travel on Tuesdays as well

Manali Entry Fee

This is to pay the green tax that you are required to pay just before you enter Manali. If you are applying for Rohtang Permit, you do not have to pay this separately. It will get covered in that permit fee only. If you do not want to go to Rohtang however, then you will need to pay this fee.

Then there are a few other options to check the availability of permits, to validate your permit and check its status, and to request a refund for the amount you paid.

From this list, please click on the link of the type of pass you wish to apply for. It will take you to another page that will brief you about the documents required to obtain the permit and the charges applicable. Submit your vehicle details, make payment and the permit is yours.

Please note the portal opens online for specific hours of the day and the timings change every year.

If you do not get an option to click on any of the links, it means that the permits are either not being issued, or the pass is closed.

Also Read: When is the Best Time to visit Rohtang Pass

Documents Needed

Documents required are pollution under control certificate, your vehicle’s registration certificate, and your driving license.

Rohtang Pass Permit Fee

All vehicles will be required to pay a sum of Rs. 500 as permit fee and Rs. 50 congestion charge, so a total of Rs. 550 per permit. Buses and Heavy motor vehicles will have to pay Rs. 100 for congestion charge so a total of Rs. 600 per permit.

These charges are however applicable only for tourism purpose permits. For traveling beyond Rohtang (travel permits), you will only have to pay a congestion charge of Rs. 50. There will be no refund if you do not use or try to cancel your Beyond Rohtang permit.

Other Tips

You can apply for permits 2 days in advance. So let us say, for example, If I am traveling to Rohtang on the 3rd of a month, I can apply for permits from home on the 1st and then start the journey once I am assured that I have the permit.

Your vehicle should also not be over 10 years old or else you will not get the permit.

Vehicles coming from Lahaul, Ladakh, or Spiti to Manali do not need any permits to cross Rohtang Pass. This obligation is only for vehicles going from Manali towards Rohtang.

Also Read: How to Plan a Trip to Manali –  A Complete Travel Guide


A check-pot and Barriers have been set up at Gulaba with a computerized system to verify the permits. For example, let us say you obtained a Beyond Rohtang permit to go to the other side of the pass. But you tried to use this permit to just visit Rohtang top and come back to Manali the same day.

Please do not attempt this. . You will be caught at the Gulaba check post while returning. There will be barriers on both sides of Rohtang Pass recording the entry and exit of permits and vehicles in a computerized system.

Vehicles found in violation of the above law will be fined and black-listed.

Rohtang Pass Permit Offline

Permits at SDM office, Manali will be issued all 7 days (yes on Sundays too). You will need to visit the SDM office between 10 AM till 1 PM to submit your documents.

The permit will not be issued at the same time though. After submitting the documents, you will need to go back again between 3 PM to 5 PM to collect your permit.


If you were for any reason unable to get the permit on time, you will have to use the Atal Tunnel to get to the other side of the pass. If you were going to rent a taxi in Manali, the driver will arrange for the permit on his own. But it is always wise to clarify this with him first.

The same applies to motorcycles too. The bike rental agencies in Manali can arrange the permit for you for an additional cost.

I hope this information on how to get Rohtang Pass permit online was of help. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below or at our Community Forum, and I will be happy to answer.

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Revathi March 26, 2024 - 6:24 pm

Hii..I am from chennai..and I want to travel to Manali for a couple trip from April 2nd to 5th this year.. and I want to plan it budget friendly yet enjoyable so can u please suggest stay options and is rohtang la open now..? And if rohtang is not open n if at all we need to go to the last possible place do we need a permit for that too..

Kartik Murthy September 5, 2022 - 1:44 pm

There is no option to get permit beyond Rohtang Pass in the website now. Can you please check with your contacts and update the thread please ?

Raj Gogoi May 17, 2022 - 5:17 am

I am trying to get “Beyond Rohtang pass” but the screen always says “Either Window for Applying Permit is Closed or Quota Finished” Is there a specific time I need to login for this application. I tried at morning 10 am, evening 4 pm, Mondays and Tuesday. Same screen. Please advise

Roopam Gupta June 20, 2021 - 9:40 pm

Hey, want to know 2 things
Any permits require if I am travelling to Manali >Atal tunnel>Rohtang >Manali >
If permit require then the car owner should be present in car ??
Private vehicle
Delhi registration.

Saurav May 24, 2020 - 7:47 pm

The website to apply permit online has changed. The new website is:

charu sengar July 9, 2019 - 10:20 am

hey… your blog is very detailed and helpful… i have one question that if one is planning to visit keylong from manali that person also need permit?also want to know that is keylong is worth to visit?

Vargis.Khan July 9, 2019 - 6:01 pm

Thank you !!!
Yes Keylong is a good place and yes, you will still need beyond Rohtang Permit.

Satish G June 16, 2019 - 3:24 am

Hi Mr. Vargis,

I am not here to ask any questions, i see a lot of people asking the same question over and over again when the answers are available in the same blog or a different blog.

Excellent Blog made my life a lot easier to plan my trip. We are planning things on our own and this blog has made it easier.

Thank you once again.

Keep Riding and keep updating.


Vargis.Khan June 17, 2019 - 1:42 pm

Hello Mr. Satish – Thank you so much for taking the time to drop a note and your kind words. I really appreciate it.

Nitish June 15, 2019 - 3:54 am

I don’t have any licence I have applied now and I got llr so how can I go to ladakh from Manali in bike

Vargis.Khan June 15, 2019 - 5:53 am

You won’t get the permit unless you have a permanent one

Mahender singh May 31, 2019 - 6:00 am

Thank you so much for these information, sir we can plan spiti valley trip start from manali at 13th june, roads are open of spiti valley.

Vargis.Khan May 31, 2019 - 7:48 pm

Yes you can Mahender Bhai

Akash May 28, 2019 - 5:03 am

What I can’t apply for Rohtang pass permit(Marhi) for tourism purpose(Car) I try to submit it from previous 2-3 weeks but I can’t …please gave me solutions … whenever I try to submit it show (Quata….etc.) please help me I am in trouble please Gave me solutions to submit

Yogesh Garg May 25, 2019 - 7:19 am

Dear Vargis bhai,
I checked for getting Rohtang travel permit, but on clicking the link there is no option or form available. Has the online facility been stopped or is there any other way to get the permit? Planned date is 8 June.

Thanks in advance.

SWATI BHATNAGAR May 24, 2019 - 10:40 am

Hi Vargis, your articles have made traveling so easy. I just booked Prashar based on info. given in your write-ups. Booked Kasol too, now exploring Keylong/ Jispa area. Wanted to know:-

If I have an online permit to cross Rohtang, will I be allowed to do so after 2 PM? I am thinking of leaving from Kasol at 9AM and reach Keylong the same day. Am I getting too ambitious to cross Rohtang in my Grand i10 around June 6-7

Dr. Debashish May 11, 2019 - 12:22 pm

Hi Vargon,
First of all, thank you so much for all the information that you have provided here. It makes traveling so much easier. Secondly, I would be really grateful if you can give me an insight about the rohtang pass situation now. We are planning for a trip to spiti valley for 3 days via rohtang pass from manali. Any information regarding that would be really helpful.
Thank you.

Vargis.Khan May 11, 2019 - 5:28 pm

Hello Dr. Debashish – It is expected to open next week sometime but an exact date is not yet determined. Snow has been cleared all the way, they are now assessing the road before allowing tourists to travel.

Najmal May 9, 2019 - 7:22 am

Hi Sir,

I am Planning Trip on 21 June 2019 from Manali To Rohtang and Back on Same Day , We have plan to hire bike from Manali for that One Day, So Do we need any Permission ????

Sankar April 25, 2019 - 7:19 am

Hi sir

Is rohtang pass open by 6th may 2019.we have to travel from chennai

Vargis.Khan April 25, 2019 - 3:00 pm

No it probably won’t open by 6th

Vibha April 21, 2019 - 2:34 pm

Hi Vargis,

First of all thanks a lot for your detailed post. We are 3 females with 3 kids (of 7 yrs old) travelling to Manali by 18th May. Will have a hired cab from Delhi. From kids perspective what do you suggest: To just visit Rohtang pass and come back or cross Rohtang and stay a night at Jispa and come back next day? We seek safe adventure. The kids are quite used of camping since they were 2 yrs old. Also which pass should we apply in that case?

Vargis.Khan April 21, 2019 - 5:57 pm

Hi Vibha – If your kids were fine in Manali, showed no uneasiness at Rohtang or on the way as well then you can travel to Jispa and come back the next day. If any of the kids complained of not feeling well then you should drive back down to Manali.

Vibha May 15, 2019 - 6:03 am

Thanks for getting back. Would like to check if private/commercial vehicle from Delhi are eligible to apply for permit or is it essential to have a local taxi. We are thinking to travel by our own car or a cab from Delhi.

Vargis.Khan May 15, 2019 - 1:03 pm

Yes, vehicles from Delhi too can apply for permit

Kanha April 14, 2019 - 11:42 am

Hi Vargis
Do i need to get both rohtang pass permit and beyond rohtang pass permit if i m travelling to leh from manali

Vargis.Khan April 14, 2019 - 3:11 pm

Hi Kanha – No, you just need to get Beyond Rohtang Permit

Karanveer Singh September 18, 2018 - 1:22 pm

I will be travelling to leh, so is the online permit eligible for the travel or I need it from SDM?

Vargis.Khan September 19, 2018 - 7:42 pm

Online will do just fine.

shria September 16, 2018 - 11:33 am

Can we apply for beyond rohtang permit on 20th sep night if we want for 21 sep ?
And do we need to get it stamped or online is enough

Vargis.Khan September 16, 2018 - 2:43 pm

You will have to apply a little earlier to ensure that you do get it. These permits get taken too fast.

And no, you don’t need to get it stamped after getting it online.

Shria September 16, 2018 - 6:02 pm

Medications that we should take ?

Vargis.Khan September 16, 2018 - 6:24 pm

For Rohtang Pass? None unless there is some sort of medical history involved. Just apply some cold cream and that’s it

Shria September 16, 2018 - 6:56 pm

Medications for leh ladakh

Vinod August 27, 2018 - 1:16 pm

Dear Vargis,

Just need a final confirmation from you

I am travelling first time to Leh and planned trip via Manali. I am traveling from Delhi to Manali on 31st Aug morning and will reach Manali by 1st Morning. I would like to start travelling to Leh on 2nd Sep early morning via Rohtang on bike and plan to reach Sarchu same day. Have below queries :-

1. Suppose I get the permit online do I need to get it stamped from any Government agency or just online permit print out is enough.

2. The main problem is that I am going to rent a bike from Manai, and so far I do not have the bike details (number, PUC details etc). Can I still apply online ? If not, what could be the possible way to get the permit same day, so that I can leave from Manali next day.

3. What is the total amount of fees I need to pay to cross Rohtang Pass on bike.

Praveen July 10, 2018 - 5:44 pm

Hi vargis,
We are planning a trip to leh via manali in sept.
We will reach manali on 15 (Sunday), and on 16th planning to rent a cab to leh overnight stay at jipsa and reach leh on 17
Sir , will we be able to get permit (beyond rohtang) on Sunday or the cab service provider can arrange the permit and how much will it cost (taxi fare one way to leh + permit)
If possible Please provide some contacts for making prebooking

Vargis.Khan July 10, 2018 - 9:54 pm

Hi Praveen – No you cannot get Rohtang Permit on a Sunday but you can apply for it online. And yes, the driver too can keep it arranged for you but I am sorry I do not have any contact as such.

Praveen July 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm

Hi vargis,
We are planning a trip to leh from 16th of sept via manali leh highway. We will reach manali on 15 and planning to rent a cab to leh. Does local taxi already have permit (beyond rohtang). Is it possible for us to get permit on the same day for the next day travel, If not please suggest some taxi rent provider who will arrange permit., If we make pre booking with them.
How much will it cost taxi (one way)to leh+ permit to pass rohtang

Vargis.Khan July 10, 2018 - 9:54 pm

Hi Praveen – No you cannot get Rohtang Permit on a Sunday but you can apply for it online. And yes, the driver too can keep it arranged for you but I am sorry I do not have any contact as such.

Ajay June 8, 2018 - 7:14 am

Hi Mr. Khan, i referred to the booking website which shows a fee of 500 + 100 = 600. just want to confirm if that is all i need to pay for getting a permit for our traveler tempo (12+1 seater) if i book it myself . Since our tempo owner is asking for 16000 for getting a permit for that vehicle. please advise

Vargis.Khan June 8, 2018 - 11:44 am

Mr. Ajay – I think the tempo traveler may be asking for the permit cost and his own charges to Rohtang. Because a permit alone will never be that high.

Ajay June 8, 2018 - 11:19 pm

Thanks for your response sir. Please help with one more thing :
In this link ( , there are two options; Rohtang Pass Permit & Special Rohtang Pass Permit …… what is the difference between the two. …. Also, if i want to take permit for a tempo traveller, which option to select ?/

Vargis.Khan June 9, 2018 - 1:59 pm

Special Rohtang Permit is for private vehicles. For tempo traveler, go with the regular Rohtang permit please.

Shakir Ahmad June 2, 2018 - 11:46 am

Hello Vargis khan bhai. Actually Bhai me ye janna chahta hu k “Rohtang Pass permit aur Special Rohtang Pass permit me kya Fark h. Aur two wheelers k liye permit mandatory hai ya nhi? Kyu k official website par two wheeler k permit k liye koi bhi information, Option aur Link nahi mili. Please give full information about two wheelers permit.

Amit June 2, 2018 - 11:29 am

Vargis bhai i am planning a tour of Leh, Nubra Valley, Pangong, Tso mori. When i visited for permit, there are three options in Apply permit online, First is Rohtang Pass Second is beyond Rohtang and last one Green Tax.Please suggest as in which column i should apply for permit.

Please also confirm whether permits can be issued only 7 days in advance or time limit is different one.

Ketan June 1, 2018 - 11:59 am

We have booked a cab for 8 days himachal sightseeing. Earlier cab driver had said we need to pay extra for rohtang pass permit. But now he is demanding Rs.20000 saying he’ll get permit only once for this season. I remember reading that even a tourist vehicle gets 2 permits a week. Is it true what he is saying that tourist vehicles get permit only once a season and his vehicle wont get it after this?

Vargis.Khan June 5, 2018 - 9:22 pm

Rohtang is a daylight robbery these days and what you said is a live proof of the same. It is just a 1 day journey and these guys are charging so high. When are you going by the way? The rate in Manali as of now is Rs. 7000 for a trip to Manali. Rs. 20,000 is way too high, do no rent that guy.

Sunpreet Singh May 29, 2018 - 7:34 am

Hello sir.. ur blog is really helpful so long.. thnx fr so much f info..
I wanted u to plz solve my query. I, along with a few f my biker frnz r starting from Delhi on 14th june2018 n wud reach manali the same day late in the the nxt day v want to do Rohtang pass. Bt as u said in ur blog tht v need to apply fr permit @ SDM office, Manali a day kindly help us find a way as v want to do Rohtang pass on 15th itself.
Or else, if it’s a possibility, can v apply fr online permit beyong Rohtang till keylong n return the same day to manali after visiting Keylong?!
Kindly help us out Sir..thnx in advance!!


Ankit chaudhary June 1, 2018 - 3:28 am

Hello sir i wanted to know we are planning to go to ladakh by manali route so do we need to pay 500rs or just congestion fee rs 50 only for going beyond rohtang and is it possible to cross rohtang on tuesday and if is it possible please do share the link thanks you so much if you could help us 🙂

Gagan May 26, 2018 - 6:56 pm

hello sir ,

mai apni family k sath 29 may ko travller kar raha ho manali k liya aur mai apni personal car se rotang jana chahta ho same day retrun ..

kaya yeh possible hai agar hai to kesai possible hai aur yeh permit ka process kaya hai sir .
Agara mai 31 ko rotang ka plan kar raha ho to mujhai kb permit lena padai ga aur permit lene k bd kaya vo hamri personal car ko rotang lekar janai degai sir.

Piyush Dwivedi May 24, 2018 - 6:51 am

Hi Vargis,

I will be in Manali from 28-31 may and plan to go to Rohtang pass on one of these days. Is it true that pass is closed on Tuesdays? Also, my cab provider from Dharamshala is saying that the permits are not available for next 10 days? Can you suggest what should we do? We are a couple and a kid.

Thanks in advance

Vargis.Khan May 24, 2018 - 4:17 pm

Hello Piyush,

1. Yes the pass is closed on Tuesdays.
2. It is possible because the taxi union in Manali keep these reserved for themselves. You can try talking to a taxi in Manali for Rohtang and I am sure you will easily find one.

Indu May 24, 2018 - 6:16 am

Hi, We will be travelling to Manali – Rohtang – Keylong on 11th June 2018 along with two kids age 5 and 12. I want to know whether we can go upto Rohtang in Delhi based Taxi. Are taxis outside HP allowed to go till Rohtang pass. Next, we will be staying in Keylong and Sissoo for two days. What precautions will we need to take considering kids. Is there breathing problem at this height.
Since, we will be crossing Rohtang, so, only one beyond Rohtang permit is required. Till what point will we allowed in our taxi on Rohtang pass road. Also, what is the frequency of buses and can we board from last point till taxis are allowed i.e. midway, not at Manali.

Vargis.Khan May 24, 2018 - 4:19 pm

If you are going to Keylong then you will be crossing over Rohtang pass. You will get to the top, climb down the other side so the entire route will be covered. Staying at Keylong will not be a problem for kids as well but do not let them run around and tire themselves. Keep their activities in check and they will be fine. There is a daily bus from Manali to Keylong that you can board and yes, for going to Keylong, you need to get Beyond Rohtang permit.

Varun May 23, 2018 - 2:27 pm

Dear Vargis,
if i want to go beyond Rohtang like Leh or Keylong or Pangong than which type of permit we will required..

Vargis.Khan May 23, 2018 - 2:47 pm

Hi Varun – Then you will need the Beyond Rohtang permit. That is what it is called.

Hunny Bhola May 22, 2018 - 11:14 am

Hi Vargis Khan

I’ll travel to manali on 29th May. And We are 5 audlt and 1 child (3 yrs), Can you please tell me at the time of filling Online Rohtang Pass. How many No Of Travellers I insert 5 or 6?
Here is the screenshot of showing at the time of filling the rohtang pass.

Vargis.Khan May 22, 2018 - 1:24 pm

Hello Hunny, You can put it in 5, that will do.

rajeev May 19, 2018 - 3:46 pm

hello vargis bhai we are planning for a bike trip from manali to kaza at economical cost. can you please suggest any bike rental service which can provide us the required permit too before reaching to manali so that we can enjoy our day in manali.

Vargis.Khan May 20, 2018 - 7:03 pm

Rajeev Bhai please talk to Parvez in Manali at 9318646559. He runs his bike rental business there. Give my reference and he will arrange your permits as well.

Bhupinder kumar May 14, 2018 - 4:39 pm

Hey Khan, I would like to cm on my petrol car for rohtang pass which is 2006 model but have a good condition. Can I get permit online for this car

Vargis.Khan May 15, 2018 - 4:48 pm

Hi Bhupinder – You will not be issued permits for vehicles 10 years of age or older.

Manoj Kumar May 9, 2018 - 8:12 am

Dear Mr Khan

I am travelling first time to Leh and planned trip via Manali. We start travelling from Delhi to Manali on 25th May morning and hope fully we will reach Manali by late evening. Would like to start travelling to Leh on 26th early morning via Rohtang. Is it possible?

I was trying for online permit and click on the Beyond Rohtang but unable to do so as it shows that

“The online application for the issuance of permits can be made between0:00 hrs to 0:00 hrs daily.”

what it means?

Suppose I get the permit online do I need to get it stamped from any Government agency or just online permit print out is enough.

What permit do I need if I am travelling beyond Rohtang…do I need to pay only CONGESTION FEES or do I need to take permit for Rs. 500 for Rohtang separately.

Please guide….I am first time travelling and have family with me.


Manoj Kumar

Vargis.Khan May 9, 2018 - 1:54 pm

Mr. Kumar – Option of getting Rohtang permit online is not yet available because the pass is not yet open. The entire Manali to Leh stretch is closed as well. It is still snowing at the passes so one can tell you for sure right now whether or not the Manali Leh route will open by 26th. There is a high chance that it may remain closed.

yatish April 30, 2018 - 11:41 am

I want to come to manali i am from ludhiana i need a permit for rohtang why there is closed side

Vargis.Khan April 30, 2018 - 3:50 pm

Not sure I understand your question.

Karuna May 2, 2018 - 12:48 pm

Do we need to get permission to enter Rohtang pass while coming from Srinagar (to Leh )to Manali. If yes, where can we get permission . (Leh or any specific place or only online).

Vargis.Khan May 2, 2018 - 2:03 pm

No permit needed if you are coming from Leh to Manali

Ketan April 21, 2018 - 6:26 am

We area 9 people travelling in June first week. We have hired a 12 seater tempo traveller from Delhi. What are the chances that it will get permit for Rohtang pass? Do outside (non-HP) hired vehicles face problems in getting permit?

Also, if we do not receive permit, what are the approx charges if we hire a vehicle in manali for rohtang pass only? Will we get it that time?

Vargis.Khan April 22, 2018 - 6:04 am

Yes you will get the permit for Delhi hired tempo traveler. Taxi charges in Manali are outrageous, they will ask your Rs. 10,000 or even more for a trip to Rohtang.

Aviraj singh April 13, 2018 - 9:27 pm

Hi sir,
Can we obtain a permit on rented bikes? Is there any age limit or something. Like I’m 18 and I do have a Driving license but does age matter?are two persons allowed on one bike? One of my friends was telling that only one person is allowed per bike, is it true? Do We need to submit puc, rc and dl while filling the application through online portal ? and do we need to still go to the SDM office if we have obtained the permit online. What after obtaining the permit online?

Vargis.Khan April 14, 2018 - 2:09 am

1. Age is not a problem as long as you have a permanent valid DL
2. Two people on one bike are allowed
3. No need to go to SDM office if you obtained it online

Aviraj singh April 14, 2018 - 3:14 am

Thank you so much sir. It was really helpful.

Vargis.Khan April 15, 2018 - 10:25 am

You are welcome Bhai

Jayadip April 9, 2018 - 11:55 am

Hello Varghis. I will cross Rothang to Leh in June 2018. You wrote one could go on Tuesdays. On the permit side however it is said, one cannot cross Rothang on Tuesdays due to maintenance work on Tuesdays. What is the latest information on that> Because i am traveling with an international group in a tempo traveler and need to do other hotel bookings which are time sensitive. Thank you for you reply! regards Jayadip

Vargis.Khan April 9, 2018 - 1:50 pm

Hi Jayadip, They change it every year. So far people were allowed to cross Rohtang on Tuesdays but the word is that the may pass be completely closed on Tuesdays this year onwards. There is however no confirmation on this so far, will only get more clarification once they allow tourists towards Rohtang. To be on a safer side however, I will suggest that you do not plan to travel there on Tuesday.

shuaib August 13, 2017 - 3:22 pm

sir hamre bhayya kl tour k liye aaye the ladkh me srinagar wale route se unki last location wayil bridge sonamarg srinagar ladkh road pr thi ye baat 13 aug 2017 ki h uske baad un se koi contact nhi hua phn off aa rha h hamari car ka no. h ( DL 9C T 0441) sir plzz contact on this no. 9548571842. sir hm bahut presaan h plzz help

Vargis.Khan August 15, 2017 - 5:24 am

Shuaib Bhai Sonamarg ke baad phone kaam nahi karte vahan. Toh isliye contact nahi ho pa raha hoga. Aapke Bhai Leh pahunchenge toh unka phone chalega vahan dobara. Baat ho jaayegi, ghabraiye mat.

Abhi July 3, 2017 - 10:21 am

Hi Mr. Khan !!
Is it necessary to pay congestion fess also even if 4 persons are travelling in a car ?

Vargis.Khan July 3, 2017 - 3:45 pm

Hello Abhi – Yes you still would need to pay.. The total fee however is different based on the capacity of the vehicle.

Dhiraj July 2, 2017 - 3:42 am

Hi Vargis Ji

Can you pls tell more about obtaining an undertaking. It would mean even if I’m taking an online permit, I would need to go to SDM Offc fill up that form of undertaking and submit.. also, do I need to get the online permit attested at SDM office? Please let me know. Thanks


Vargis.Khan July 3, 2017 - 3:44 pm

Hello Dhiraj Ji – Undertaking is pretty much the same thing as the permit. Once you get it online and make the payment, no need to get it attested anywhere.

Prof Baharul Islam June 21, 2017 - 6:43 pm

I noticed there are two new timings for getting the online Rohtang Pass permits at 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)

Vargis.Khan June 22, 2017 - 4:21 am

Thank you for bringing this to notice Sir.

Maninder shammy June 18, 2017 - 5:28 am

Hi sir m shammy n i wana go ladakh this week bt my license is missing so is there any way to get permitt …plzz tll me sir

Vargis.Khan June 18, 2017 - 8:09 pm

Hi Shammy – No way to get the permit without a license.

Rahul Nath June 15, 2017 - 5:04 am

Hi, Is a Leh hotel scanned copy of booking needed for Rohtang pass permit? I am applying online.

Vargis.Khan June 15, 2017 - 1:12 pm

Hi Rahul – No you can get a permit without producing your booking proofs.

abhinav June 12, 2017 - 12:35 pm

Hi Varghis,

Thanks for your informative blog. Could you please assist me on the following :

If I understand the blog correctly, If I am travelling to Spiti via Manali , I need the following permits :

1) Beyond Rohtang (
2) Green Tax for Manali.

If Yes, I would like to know if there is any restrictions on the number of permits issued for this type of travel.

Thanks for your help


Vargis.Khan June 12, 2017 - 9:25 pm

Hi Abhinav, You are right. There were talks of restricting the number of vehicles crossing over Rohtang but I do not believe it has been implemented yet so no limitation as of now

abhinav June 12, 2017 - 12:14 pm

Hi Varghis,

I am travelling to Spiti via Manali. If I understand your recommendations correctly, I need two permits:

1. Beyong rohtang Pass (
2. Green tax for manali.

Is this correct?

Also , I would like to know, is there any restriction on the number of online permits issued in my case ?

Thanks for your help.


Vargis.Khan June 12, 2017 - 9:39 pm

Hi Abhinav, You are right. There were talks of restricting the number of vehicles crossing over Rohtang but I do not believe it has been implemented yet so no limitation as of now

Suman Stanley May 31, 2017 - 7:43 am

Hi hello sir. My bike is 12. Year old. we friends have planned not to visit rothang because of the 10year old rule. instead we take Manali-sarhan-kaza. In oder to cover spiti Valley route. And then continue to keylong n then start to leh from there. Is this possible. Need ur help in taking my 12 year old bike to leh. Thank you

S SUMAN STANLEY May 31, 2017 - 11:51 am

sorry by mistake i mentioned it as manali-saranah-kaza. its shimla – sarahan-nako-kaza-keylong.

Vargis.Khan May 31, 2017 - 1:03 pm

Hi Suman – Yes you can definitely do it. Take the Shimla route to reach Kaza, exit on Manali Leh highway near Gramphoo and continue to Leh.

dip May 25, 2017 - 12:15 pm

Hii Mr. khan , U stated that for travelling to Ladakh, permits for bikes can be obtained only from office.. There is an option in the portal for beyond rohtang pass now for which u have also provided link later in the article. So getting that online would be sufficient for going to Leh right? or we still need to go to the office?

Vargis.Khan May 25, 2017 - 2:37 pm

Hello Mr. DIP – Yes they introduced bike permits online this year. Until last year it was not available on the portal but now it is. You can apply for the permit online and that will suffice.

dip May 26, 2017 - 12:24 pm

thank you ! Brilliant articles u have written, making everything about Ladakh easier.

Vargis.Khan May 28, 2017 - 2:13 am

Thank you brother. I am glad I could be of help

Akhilesh May 11, 2017 - 1:39 am

Hi vergiskhan thanks for your question: ten year old vehicle refers to petrol vehicle also.akhilesh

Vargis.Khan May 11, 2017 - 1:40 am

Hi Akhilesh, Yes it applied to all vehicles. 10 years or older for 4 wheelers and 15 years or older for two wheelers.

Sudhir June 3, 2019 - 11:19 am

Hi Vagis Khan, we are a group of 6 people planning for Manali Leh tour. On our first day we are planning to reach jispa by evening. Can you suggest me if I can take a halt at routang pass provided that I will get both routang pass permit and beyond routang pass permit. Is it possible?

Vargis.Khan June 4, 2019 - 12:05 am

You just need to get Beyond Rohtang permit Sudhir and you will cross Rohtang Pass on the way anyways

Hardik August 9, 2021 - 11:26 am

Hi Vergiskhan.
Thanks for your blog. It is very very helpful.
I am trying to book the “beyond Rohtang” permit but not able to find the link. Checked with local travel agent & they told beyond Rohtang permit is not active nowadays. I don’t know what I should do.
I have planned to visit Rohtang pass & then visit keylong.
Please guide on urgent basis.
Thanks in Advance

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