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Nepal has been called a ‘trekkers paradise’. With the distinction of Nepal as a trekking destination and its growing charm, a provision of Trekkers’ Information management System (TIMS) has been implemented to control illegal trekking operations and to ensure the safety and security of the trekkers in general trekking areas through the mechanism of prompt information service as and when required.

The past experience had shown that difficulties have been faced while carrying out rescue operations promptly during the times of accidents and natural calamities. Due to lack of proper record system of trekkers, their exact whereabouts and the information about trekking routes, rescue and search mission used to face difficulties in spotting the trekkers missing. 

Why is TIMS necessary?

  1. All important details of trekkers and trekking routes shall be maintained on a computerized database system that may be useful for safety and security of trekkers. This database may further help carry out search and rescue operations for trekkers incase of natural disasters and other accidents by providing authentic information. It will also help in maintaining a record a system that includes personal details of trekkers, trekking areas, trekking routes, handling agencies, duration etc. The data generated from the system will be useful to all stakeholders: tourism organizations, government agencies, diplomatic missions, tour operators, research institute and others.
  2. With the enforcement of TIMS, unauthorized trekking operators will be controlled, which will result into better management of trekking service benefiting all concerned stakeholders, trekkers, agencies, field staffs, government and others. It will also help prevent untoward incidents which may erupt during trekking trips.
  3. The implementation of TIMS may help upgrade the service standard and contribute for the better management of sustainable mountain tourism development of Nepal.

TIMS REGULATORY PROVISIONS

  1. Every trekker has to compulsorily obtain a TIMS card before they enter any trekking region and routes.
  2. A free individual trekker (FIT) or organized group trekkers are required to keep TIMS along with them throughout their trek.
  3. TIMS has to be shown to TAAN/NTB authorities, national park check posts, conservation area check post and police check post on demand.
  4. Trekkers are required to keep their copies of passport along with them for verification during trekking.
  5. TIMS shall be non-transferable, non-endorsable and valid for single entry only.

 

ENTRY FEE

  1. Bhaktapur Durbar Square: US 10 per person
  2. Boudha Nath Stupa : Rs. 100 per person
  3. Kathmandu Durbar Square: Rs. 300 per person
  4. Pashupatinath Temple: Rs. 250 per person
  5. Patan Durbar Square: Rs. 200 per person
  6. Swayambhunath Stupa: Rs. 100 per person

 

Tourist Information Centers

Nepal Tourism Board, Tourist service centre at Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu provides free brochures and free posters on Nepal during working days from Sunday to Friday between 9am to 5pm. The phone numbers are 4256909, 42556229, and 4247039. E- mail: info@ntb.wlink.com.np

 

Tourist Police

Nepal Police has a unit of Tourist police trained to advise and assist tourists in their safety and security while travelling in Nepal. Please contact the Tourist Police for advise/ assistance on phone numbers 4247041 at Department of Tourism, Bhrikutimandap or 4220818 at the tourist information centre, Basantpur, or tourist police office 4429750 at Thamel.