How to get Gartang Gali Permit

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Gartang Gali located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand is a historic trail that was used for the Indo-Tibet trade. To visit Gartang Gali, the permit is a must which you can get offline or online.

Offline Process

Gartang Gali is located near Bhaironghati, Uttarkashi, Near the Lanka Bridge. Outside Gartang Gali there’s a checkpoint from where you can get your permit. Per ticket fee is INR 200-250 and you will need to submit a Govt ID like Aadhaar or PAN.

Online Process

Step 1: Visit SWS and go to the registration tab. All the important fields will show up there.

Step 2: Start by filling in all the details such as date, trek, email address, mobile number, Aadhaar number, etc.

Step 3: Keep documents like Aahdaar Card or PAN. You will need to upload it there.

Step 4: Upload the affidavit which is to be made on INR 100 Stamp Paper. You can check the format here.

Step 5: In Trek and Agency Details, choose the agency with whom you have agreed for the Permit file process. Every agency has their own file charges so contact them prior to making your permits.

Step 6: In the detailed itinerary section, mention the date you will be visiting Gartang Gali.

Step 7: Proceed with adding details of all the trek participants.

Step 8: Click and submit your application. The payment page will open where you need to fill in your name, email, and mobile number details. After payment which takes 1-2 minutes to complete your permit will be sent to your email or you can download it with a print option also.

Cost of Gartang Gali Permit

Uttarkashi Tourism Department charges INR 205.50 as the Forest Fee and INR 20 as the Tourism Department Processing Fee. So, in total a person needs to pay INR 225.50 on SWS. Per person, Nelong Permission costs INR 225.50.

In case you don’t want to wait in line for a permit and want a hassle-free trip then we can make your permit. We charge INR 300 as file permit charges and INR 225.50 SWS charges. Total it is INR 525.5 Per Person.

Important Points to Keep in Mind

  • Mention your official name in your application, not the nickname.
  • Gartang Gali remains closed from month of November to March
  • Keep a check on the weather forecast. If the weather is gloomy or it’s raining, permits won’t be issued.
  • Keep enough water and snacks with you before entering the trail.
  • Follow the Leave No Trace protocol.
  • The nearest places to Gartang are Harsil and Dharali, you can plan your stay there.
  • Drones are not allowed in the National Park.
  • If you plan to bring a camera along with you then you may need to pay extra charges.

These are the ways you can get a Gartang Permit. In case you need help with the permit making process then we can help you. Contact us at our email info@himalayandreamtreks.in or call us at +918089693825 for further process. A fee will be charged to file the permit.

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Bhuvi Uniyal

Bhuvi Uniyal

Hailing from Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, Bhuvi Uniyal is a professional marketer and a dedicated trekking enthusiast. Since 2018, he has pursued a career in marketing, all the while nurturing his love for the mountains. At Himalayan Dream Treks, Bhuvi manages the website, leads the marketing team, and strategizes marketing campaigns. Bhuvi shares a deep connection with the Himalayas. Over the years, he has trekked across the Garhwal, Kumaon, and Himachal regions. Additionally, he regularly volunteers with various NGOs that work for the betterment of these majestic peaks.

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