With the objective of ensuring the safety and security of the trekkers and to control the illegal trekking operations in Nepal Himalaya, the provision of Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) came into effect on January 1, 2008 after signing the MoU between the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB).
The information collected from the trekkers are used to trace the locations of the tourists at the trekking destinations and provide any emergency rescue services that may arise while on the trek. As a trekker entering in a protected area of Nepal, you will be asked to provide some information about your trekking trip, dates itinerary and an agency or your contact number. These data will be inserted in the visitors’ database, where they can be accessed for park management purposes or in case of accidents and/or natural calamities, in order to inform the concerned institutions about the trekkers inside the park at anytime.
TIMS card should be taken by both Free individual trekkers (FITS) and trekkers taking the service of government authorized trekking agencies Samp;The cost of the TIMS card fee is included on our package cost.The cost of FIT TIMS card is Npr 2000 and GIT TIMS card is Npr 1000
Where and how to obtain a TIMS Card?
Free Individual Trekkers:
Free Individual Trekkers can obtain TIMS cards at the offices of Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu and Pokhara, TAAN Secretariat at Maligaon and TAAN Pokhara Secretariat in Pokhara upon filling the TIMS application firm.
Trekking companies will collect trekkers’ data and enter it in the central database and will provide trekkers with a TIMS card after paying fee prescribed above.
TIMS counter at TAAN follows regular working hours (10am-5pm) and 365 days a year
- & NTB Offices follow government working hours and days.
Trekking agencies open 12 hours a day seven days a week.
To obtain TIMS Card you need copy of:
a) Passport b) two (2) Passport-size Photographs.