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Rohtang Pass Permit Mobile App & Other Updates 2018-19

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In a very welcoming news from Kullu administration today, “Beyond Rohtang Pass Permit” has been enabled for season 2018-19 on the main website of Kullu Administration. Now, everyone including tourists can apply for Rohtang Pass permit online at either official website of Kullu administration or using the newly launched Rohtang Pass Permit Mobile App by Kullu administration. If you are new to it, you can read more about the process on how to apply for Rohtang Pass permit online. Hence, finally today, the Manali – Leh Highway has been officially open for 2018-19 to travel beyond Rohtang Pass for all type of vehicles including private tourist vehicles.

A few years back, NGT had enforced the permit for all vehicles visiting Rohtang Pass from Manali side for tourism purposes and all vehicles require a permit to go beyond Rohtang Pass to Leh – Ladakh, and Lahaul – Spiti Valley. The permit for Rohtang Pass visit has certain limitations on the number of vehicles the permit is issued while no restriction is applicable for vehicles going beyond Rohtang Pass. Hence, there are two categories of the permits for Rohtang Pass, one just for visiting Rohtang Pass and the other one is to go beyond Rohtang Pass to Leh – Ladakh or Lahaul – Spiti Valley.

Beyond Rohtang Pass Permit 2018 Available

Beyond Rohtang Pass Permit 2018 Available Now !!

Rohtang Pass Permit Mobile App 2018

Starting 2018-19 season, now tourists traveling to Rohtang Pass can apply for Rohtang Pass permit and Beyond Rohtang Pass permit using the newly launched mobile apps by Kullu administration. The Rohtang Pass Permit mobile app is available on both Android Play Store as well as iOS App Store.

  • Rohtang Pass permit app is available for both Android and iOS devices/mobiles.
  • You can check the validity of your Rohtang Pass permit or Beyond Rohtang Pass permit on Rohtang Pass mobile app by scanning the barcode on the permit or entering the permit number.
  • You can check the status of the Rohtang Pass permit by entering the vehicle number and date of journey. The permit is displayed on the mobile app and you can download the permit as a pdf to take the printout.
  • People applying for just Rohtang Pass Permit to travel just to Rohtang Pass and not beyond it, they have an option to check the availability of the Rohtang Pass Permit in the mobile app. As there is a cap on the number of Diesel and Petrol vehicles to travel to Rohtang Pass in a day, you can check if there is any permit available for the desired date of travel or not use the Rohtang Pass mobile app.
  • The Rohtang Pass permit can only be applied between 12 Noon to 12 Midnight and it cannot be applied in any other time window.
  • Once the Rohtang Pass permit is issued, it cannot be canceled. Hence, please be careful in the applying the Rohtang Pass permit with correct dates and other details, so that you do not waste the permit for anyone else. There is an extreme scarcity of Rohtang Pass permit, so please be responsible towards other tourists as well.
  • Please note that only two permits per mobile device or IP address is allowed. So, if you are using the shared Internet like office or college or cyber cafe Internet, the possibility will be someone else would have applied for the permit and you will either see an error or quota full as the message. Hence, apply from a mobile or PC with an Internet connection that you think others won’t have used to apply for Rohtang Pass permit.
  • You can send in your queries at [email protected] for further doubts on Rohtang Pass permit and issue with the mobile app or Kullu Administration website.
Rohtang Pass Permit Mobile App

Rohtang Pass Permit Mobile App

Rohtang Pass Permit Mobile App

Rohtang Pass Permit Mobile App

Important Points for Beyond Rohtang Pass Permit 2018-19

  • Congestion fee or permit for Beyond Rohtang Pass can only be applied a week in advance of travel date.
  • You must provide correct information about the vehicle and other documents when applying for Beyond Rohtang Pass Permit else you will not be allowed to cross Gulaba checkpost.
  • The permit is required for all type of vehicles including motorbikes at Rs 50. Heavy vehicles need to pay Rs 100 as congestion charges.
  • The Beyond Rohtang Pass permit can only be applied twice for one vehicle in a week.
  • You must carry the print out of the Beyond Rohtang Pass permit after applying it online.
  • You must note that Beyond Rohtang Pass permit is required only for vehicles traveling in the direction from Manali to Rohtang Pass. Any vehicles coming from Leh to Manali or Kaza to Manali do not need any permit for Rohtang Pass.

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I am sure this article will help you with all your questions on Rohtang Pass permit and Beyond Rohtang Pass permit. The Rohtang Pass Mobile app is a great and welcoming move by the Kullu administration and much appreciated. It is going to help so many people every year who are applying for Rohtang Pass permit. I am really thankful to them for easing out the process with this new Mobile app. In case, you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to post them either in the comments section of this article below or in the “Ask a Travel Question” section of the website. You can also take guidance from other travel experts in DoW Community.

A big THANK YOU to Anupam Mahanta bhai for his continuous contribution in DoW Community Group in Facebook where he shared the above permit circular with all of us.

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  1. Nivin Abraham on


    Just wanted to check if permit is required for travel from leh to manali via rohtang pass?

  2. kapil sawhney on

    Hi Dheeraj ji,
    We are planning to visit leh ladakh via manali by our personal car in the first week of September approx date is 7th ,is it a right time to visit their & about road conditions.

  3. Vipul sikka on

    Hello dheeraj,
    Today we applied for beyond rohtang pass.In first attempt it was failed.after that we were able to submit it.I have a query.At the bottom of rohtang pass there is space for sign to be signed by transport authority. Whether it matters for us?Where it will get signed?

      • Thank u sir. One last question,actually we will cross rohtang on 9th june as written on pass but will reach leh on 10th june where it will also be will it create prblm because we have pass validity of 9th june

        • No Vipul, you will pass Rohtang Pass on 9th, you need only permit to cross Rohtang Pass. Then no need of any permit checking anywhere else.

  4. Raj sihani on

    Hello Mr Dheeraj.
    How are you.??

    This is Raj Sihani from Bhopal “MP”

    • Yes, Raj, the roads to Ladakh are open and people are traveling every day. Even HRTC bus has started. You need to get Beyond Rohtang Pass permit for Rs 50 to travel to Leh from Manali side. Do not apply the other permit which says Rohtang Pass permit.

      • Applied for the beyond rohtang pass permit for the date 1 june 2018
        So let me know on which date i have to cross gulaba bridge
        And after applying online permit
        Should i have to report any where in manali
        Or directly go to gulaba bridge?
        Help me out

        • Aman, you have taken the permit for 1st June, so you have to cross Gulaba on 1st June. You do not need to report anywhere in Manali, just take the print out of permit and submit at Gulaba checkpost.

  5. Nilavra Ghosh on

    Hi Dheeraj ,
    Called at Manali taxi union and they said they have not yet started plying private vehicles as the officials have not yet allowed tourists for Leh even in small vehicles as of today…Have you heard any updater on this ?

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