You do not need a special permit like Protected Area Permit or Inner Liner Permit to visit Ladakh. All you need is the Indian visa. However, there are some restricted areas near the border, for which you need a special Inner Line Permit. The permit can be obtained from the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Leh. However, you must apply through a local travel agency for the Inner Line Permit.

More information on Inner Line Permit

  • Inner line permits are required to visit places like Nubra valley, Khardung La, Pangang Tso, Tsomoriri Lake, Dah-Hanu and Changthang etc.
  • No permits are required to visit the local places near Leh town or local sightseeing, places on Srinagar-Leh highway and on Manali-Leh highway.
  • There are several police check posts en route to Leh. The bus conductor or driver will collect your passport for entry at these check post.