In a recent order, citizens of Bangladesh will need the permit for Ladakh trip to be arranged from Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi, India. Earlier Bangladesh citizens were allowed to get protected area permit from Leh DC office itself but starting April 2018, this has been changed.
All those who are planning their trips now should consider getting the permit from MHA.
Rest, all foreign nationals, NRIs having PIOs or OCIs still need Protected Area Permit (PAP) or Restricted Area Permit (RAP) to visit Inner Line areas of Ladakh including Pangong Tso, Nubra Valley, Khardung La, Tso Moriri, Turtuk, Dah Hanu Villages. Some places have been recently opened for foreigners which includes Man, Merak villages near Pangong Tso, Loma bend from where the diversion to Hanle goes (but Hanle is still restricted for a visit by a foreigner), Pachathang & Tyakshi villages in Nubra Valley near Turtuk have also opened. Some routes in the Kargil / Batalik sectors have also been opened for foreigners which include Kargil to Leh via Khangral – Shaker – Chiktan and Dah to Kargil along Darchik – Batalik – Slimo. There is no need for any permit in order to visit Suru and Zanskar Valley, south of Kargil.
Permit for citizens of Pakistan, people from Pakistan Origin, China, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Burma are issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and permits for those people who are on diplomatic or official VISA are issued by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in Delhi. Even journalists and their dependent family members will need the permit from MHA, New Delhi