Getting an Inner Line permit in Uttarkashi

#1 Jul 30th, 2007, 17:10
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Hi,

Before starting for kalindi, we need to get a permot from the SDM office in Uttarkashi. Has anyone done it earlier?? How much time does it takes?? and how much money does it cost?

My guide says that he will hanlde it but its mandataory now to show your face in the SDM offfice before they really give you the permit..

Anyone been thorugh thsi recently?
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#2 Jul 31st, 2007, 01:09
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hello,
we did kalindi pass in the month of june...we started on 21st june from gangotri and reached badrinath on 1st july...well for the innerline permit..we had to go to the SDM's office and show our faces,any photo id would be fine...we got the permit the same day...no hassels i believe...we got a very beautiful pass day...was fantastic..any more questions..shoot..i hope this helps you..
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Arrow you have to pay some speed Money


Just to add some more to livedead>>>>>>. let your guide handle it . because there is a system of paying a mandatory speed money to two clerks (at DM office & SP office) and they are a little hesitant to take it from your hand. But I was sure of it because they took it from our team in front of me from Pitambar (500 each place) our Agent. And all went hassle free except that waiting in the a/noon for showing our face to that stupid SDM.

P.S.don't forget to carry some kind of identity (PAN etc.)+ xerox of that and two copies of your photo D.S.
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hey debuda...we paid some money haa....i didnt know that..ofcourse it was u and pitambar who was handling it..
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Inner line permit, Gangotri to Mana trek

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we will be 2 of us for gangotri mana trek for september month. my question is will we be able to get innerline permit at uttarkashi for 2. any suggestions, thanks
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It is not as easy as it looks but also not difficult. No one knows the reason but civil authorities do not like civilians to go this way. But sometimes, they allow. This is gambling..a little bit..as if you could not obtain a permit...your whole effort goes in waste.

Better try to obtain permit well in advance, so that you could have some alternative.

NO one knows reasons but what I make up from various conflicts with civil and ITBP force is..that there are some meetings being held and these rules are made and modified there. Even sometimes...civil officers do not know what changes were made.
One such change is use of VIDEO CAMERA. And second change was Indians were also required to obtain a PERMIT and there had been reports of very strict search of baggage by ITBP officers.
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If I am not mistaken are we not talking about Gangotri to Badrinath via Kalandi khal route. The permits are issued by the DM's Office and its better to go through the guide who is going to be leading you. I do not see much of a problem and this year many teams have already crossed the pass without problem.
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inner line permit

could someone please tell me the detailed procedure to get inner line permit, i plan to trek lamkhaga in mid oct, so what documents will be required and whom should i contact in uttarkashi for the same.............please give me specific details such as contact info of the concerned person

Thanks
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Originally Posted by livedead View Post hey debuda...we paid some money haa....i didnt know that..ofcourse it was u and pitambar who was handling it..
It's info like this that bothers me, becos it spreads the wrong notion around that permits can only be had after paying "speed money" (cute euphemism).

Different season, different year, different route, but I obtained a permit from the same SDM's office in Uttarkashi to drive to Gangotri in the off-season (March '04).
Time taken: All of 15 minutes.
Cost in rupees: 0 (Rupees Zero only). Even the pen and paper was theirs.

If anyone feels they are getting shafted by agents or SDM staff, ask assertively to see the SDM, or even the DM. These permits are free (as has been confirmed by other travellers in other areas). If they were not, u wud get an official govt receipt for them. There's no way a govt office in this land can collect official money and not account for it. Remember, we have the best bureaucracy in the world!
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Originally Posted by Dilliwala View Post It's info like this that bothers me, becos it spreads the wrong notion around that permits can only be had after paying "speed money" (cute euphemism).
Indeed, all this innuendo about routine bribes for permits, and the loose talk about "that stupid SDM," bothers me, as well.

Regarding permits, I once got a permit for going to Gorson bugiyal from Auli, and the Forest Department person at the Auli Ropeway UTP took the money from me, and gave me a perfectly valid receipt stating the amount paid, and the names of the people. Ditto on another trek, this time to Dodital; I got the permit myself at the Forest Department check post in Sangam Chatti, above Uttarkashi. Finally, just a few days ago, I received a permit from the DFO in Joshimath for a trek across the Kuari Pass, which clearly stated the amount I paid.

As for aspersions on that SDM in Uttarkashi, in a forum that most probably does not include him, the less said the better.

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Thanks for clarifying, Raghu. I shud have pointed out also the difference between Inner-Line/Restricted-Area permits (free) issued by District Admin, and 'janglat' permits issued by Forest Dept/DFO for entering forest areas, espesh in regard to trekking.
Indeed, to enter areas controlled by the Forest Dept, it is the norm that fees are collected, against a receipt.
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Permit requirements

Can someone kindly reply back with the process for the inner line permits for trekking to kalindi and towwards Kumaon himalayas. I believe the offices at uttarkashi and Dharchula are responsible for this but could someone pleez let me know what are their requirements. As I read from this thread no bribes are essential. Thanks in advance!
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would like to know how can i get the inner line permit for gaumukh and tapovan, once the trek closes on 15th october this yr. actually i plan to be there before 15th but coming down might be around 16th-17th.
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Originally Posted by Dilliwala View Post It's info like this that bothers me, becos it spreads the wrong notion around that permits can only be had after paying "speed money" (cute euphemism).

Different season, different year, different route, but I obtained a permit from the same SDM's office in Uttarkashi to drive to Gangotri in the off-season (March '04).
Time taken: All of 15 minutes.
Cost in rupees: 0 (Rupees Zero only). Even the pen and paper was theirs.

If anyone feels they are getting shafted by agents or SDM staff, ask assertively to see the SDM, or even the DM. These permits are free (as has been confirmed by other travellers in other areas). If they were not, u wud get an official govt receipt for them. There's no way a govt office in this land can collect official money and not account for it. Remember, we have the best bureaucracy in the world!
i too agree with dilliwala and raghu,

if someone did break the rules and got undeserved favour for them selves through some detours, such tales should not be posted in public discussions like this, which would be viewed by many over ages and keep the bad news rolling and creating a negative impression regarding the governing policies and rules... every permit should be obtained well in advance, free of cost (unless a fee against receipt is levied) and absolutely in a proper channel.. after all, when we wanna trek for life time experience, it's worth spending few minutes with the government appointed responsible authorities (definitely not stupid) ...

always we should imbibe the virtue of understanding that rules are placed basically for our safety/ ease and ultimately for our safety/ ease only!!
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Arrow Getting Permit and guide's contact no.

We, a team of 11 members including 2 children, are planning to trek gongotri-gomukh-tapovan from 20.10.2010 to 23.10.2010 with one reserve/buffer day in hand for 24.10.2010.We are having experienced trekkers of having trekked above 12000 feet in other trekking zones.(Pindari, Sandakphu, Kedarnath etc.).
Since third week of Oct may be a sticky time for the trek, we want to hire a very good guide from uttarkashi/gongotri.
Can anyone of the IMs give us any contact no. of a good and experienced guide who may be available from the location of gongotri/uttarkashi? We want to negotiate with him from Calcutta before setting off for the trip.
Further,I would like to request all the IMs having experience of visiting the gongotri-gomukh-tapovan sector in a recent times to enlighten the procedure of getting the permission for entering the gongotri national park. If the trek is to be undertaken in the third week of October, when the application should be forwarded to the competent authority and how would I know that we were given permission?
Anyone's help is appreciable.
Thanx in advance

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