Indian citizens do not need a permit to visit Kinnaur and Spiti valley, but if you are a Foreign National you will need to get an ILP (Inner Line Permit).
Some locations in Himachal Pradesh that border China have been designated as protected areas and are not open to foreigners without a permit.
How to get an Inner Line Permit?
Inner Line permits are available from the District Collectors offices of Shimla, Manali, Kaza and Reckong Peo.
Reckong Peo is known to be the fastest office to get your permit.
- By law, you must apply through a registered travel agency in India.
- You need to be a group of 2 foreign people minimum (it was 4 people in the past).
- You have to fill out the ILP form and all concerned person have to be present in front of the officer.
- In Reckong Peo, you do not need passport-sized photos as they are taken from a webcam directly at the office.
- Usually, it takes around 1 hour to get your ILP in Reckong Peo.
- ILP is valid for 14 days.
Pomra Adventures will guide you and help you through all these formalities in the Rekong Peo office. We’ll have a tea-chai or a local meal while waiting for your permit and then you will be able to proceed to your journey through the amazing Kinnaur.