TIMS Permit for trekkers safety and security
TIMS permit card is for trekker safety and security. The card is a compulsory permit for the Trekkers. It is Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS). The aim of TIMS card is to collect your data where you are going with whom for how many days etc? there are many trekking routes in the same region but the government issue only conservation area permit. Because of this, it is very hard to help if in case need.
the card contains your name, your itinerary and other necessary information.so it would be easy to monitor you and your locality. there is TIMS Check post every route. The TIMS Card has been implemented since 2008.there are two types of TIMS Card
Free Individual Trekkers:
Free Individual Trekkers can get TIMS cards. They have to go Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu and Pokhara office.
trekkers should fill up the form with passport photocopy. they must have 2 Passport size photograph as well.
they registered trekking company provides the Blue TIMS card. In Tims Card you can see Group trekkers card.
How much is TIMS Cost
TIMS Card cost is 10 USD per person
Tims card is not for
Expedition members permitted to climb the mountains
Visitors in the controlled areas with permits by the Department of Immigration
Foreign guests invited by the Government of Nepal
Authorities from the various diplomatic missions present in the country, who hold official letter/s and travel at their own risk