With the distinction of Nepal as a trekking destination and its growing charm, a provision of the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) has been implemented to ensure safety and security of the trekkers and to control illegal trekking operation.
The provision of Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) came in to effect on January 1,2008. Since then, the trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) started recording trekkers’ details and began issuing TIMS Card to trekkers.
Where and how to obtain a TIMS Card?
The TIMS Card permit can be obtained from Trekking Guide Team Adventure Pvt. Ltd. a government registered trekking agency. We proved our client service from 7 am to 8 pm. We are open 7 days a full throughout the year.
Why is TIMS Card Necessary for trekking?
All the important details regarding trekkers and trekking routes shall be maintained in a computerized Databases Management System, which can be useful for the trekkers’ safety and security. In order to help carry out search and rescue operations for trekkers in case of natural calamities and other accidents by means of Authentic Information Service. To maintain a record system that includes personal details of trekkers, trekking area, trekking routes handling agencies, duration, etc. The data generated from the system will be useful to all concerned stakeholders such a tourism organizations, Government agencies, diplomatic mission, tour operators, research institute, etc.
Unauthorized trekking operations will be controlled, thus, resulting in better management of trekking service, which will not only benefit trekkers and field staff, but also trekking companies and Government Agencies. Occasional untoward incidents will also be better prevented. TIMS will upgrade the service standard and will contribute to better management of sustainable mountain tourism development in Nepal.
TIMS Will not be required for:
- Expedition members permitted to climb the mountains.
- Visitors in the controlled areas with permits by the Department of immigration.
- Foreign Guest 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.
- Visitors on certain missions recommended by the concerned Governmental Departments(s)
- Foreign Nationals possessing a residential visa.