Trekking Permit Nepal

If you are looking for Trekking in Nepal Himalaya then you need to obtain some trekking permit Nepal before going for trek. On basis of remoteness some area of Nepal are declared as restricted region and some are not so there are different policy for Trekking in Nepal. Like some of the area that are under control tourism policy need some special restricted permit where are as they don’t need TIMS on other hand. Here is some small information about necessary TIMS card and name of conservation area for which one need to pay for permits before entering inside those conservation area or national parks, out of all those parks Sagarmatha National Park and Chitwan National Park are listed on world heritage sites under nature and wildlife where as there are some other cultural places on Nepal which are listed under world heritage sites.

Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Card Necessary for Trekking in Nepal


In order to maintain the proper record of trekkers, TIMS card has been mandatory to trek in Nepal. However there are some circumstances in which there is no need to TIMS card, which will be listed below. Generally there are two types of TIMS card for same purpose but difference on basis of whether organized or FIT trekking.  You are requested to provide some details like contact, area of trek start and end date of trek, itinerary that will store in visitor’s database and can be reviewed for park management purpose or in case of emergency.
 
How to obtain a TIMS card 
 
FIT (Free Individual Trekkers): 

Green colored TIMS card will be provided for FIT trekker after fulfilling the paper works. It can be issued in office of Tourism Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) in both Kathmandu and Pokhara. For obtaining FIT permits you need to pay equivalent amount of US $ 20. Another thing is Nepal Tourism Board doesn’t allow Nepali Tourism Worker to trek with Green TIMS holder in legal way.

Green color FIT TIMS Card Nepal

Fig - Green Color Individual Trekking Information Management System (TIMS Card) 

Organized Trekkers (Group Trekkers Under Agency)

Blue colored TIMS card will be provide for organized trekker through trekking agencies without any hassle. As trekker companies will collect trekker’s data and can issue a TIMS card from their own office with company stamp. For obtaining organized permits you need to pay equivalent amount of US $ 10 or US $ 10.

Blue Group Trekkers TIMS card

Fig - Blue Color, Organized Trekkers TIMS card issued by agencies
 
TIMS will not required for

Expedition Members permitted to climb the mountains
Visitors in controlled area with permits by the department of immigrations
Foreign guest invited by the government of Nepal
Authorities from the various diplomatic missions present in the country
Visitors on certain missions recommend by governmental departments
Foreign citizens possessing a residential visa
Here are some famous trekking in Nepal where TIMS card are applicable, browse to see more details about trekking along with itinerary, map, weather and others.
 
Everest Region Trekking
Annapurna Region Trekking
Langtang Region Trekking

National Park Entry Permits for Trekking in Nepal


In order to trek only TIMS card are not enough, depending on the area of trekking which national park or, conservation area or wildlife reserve you are you need to pay the allocated amount before entering the park otherwise generally double charge will be levied in permit check post on trails.
 
National Parks, Wildlife Reserves and Conservation Areas that exist on Nepal and one need to obtain entry permit
 
Kanchenjunga Conservation Area           
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve                     
Makalu-Barun National Park                       
Sagarmatha National Park                            
Langtang National Park                                                     
Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park            
Chitwan National Park                                     
Parsa Wildlife Reserve                                    
Annapurna Conservation Area                   
Manaslu Conservation Area                        
Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve                        
Bardiya National Park                                      
Rara National Park                                             
Shey Phoksundo National Park                  
Khaptad National Park                                    
Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve                                   
 
These are just national park and TIMS card is for specific trekking within Nepal where as most of the trek needs restricted area entry permits, here is link of all existing restricted area along with their fees where no TIMS card are need. We hope there information is good enough to understand about existing Nepal TIMS card and Nepal Trekking Permit.
 
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