All trekkers must acquire Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) Card before trekking. TIMS Card is mandatory to control illegal trekking operations and to ensure the safety and security of trekkers in the general trekking areas. TIMS Card helps to store the database of trekkers recording their would-be whereabouts for the safety of tourists.
Fees, passport copy, and passport size photographs are required to obtain TIMS Card from Tourist Service Center, Bhrikutimandap, and Trekking Agencies’ Association Nepal (TAAN) Office in
TIMS Card fees are as follows – Group trekker: NRs. 1,000; Free individual trekker (FIT): NRs. 2,000, per trekking route per person per entry.
For SAARC countries TIMS Card fees are as follows – Group trekker: NRs. 300; FITs: NRs. 600, per trekking route per person per entry.
Part of the collection will go into maintaining the trekkers’ database and in the rescue of trekkers in need of emergency services.
Diplomats are not charged for the card.