Where and how to obtain TIMS Card? Tourists of all nationalities including Indians, who are interested to visit general trekking areas of Nepal, are required to receive TIMS Card through one of the following offices:
Kathmandu (NTB office, TAAN office and Government registered trekking companies)
Pokhara (NTB office, TAAN office and Government registered trekking companies)
To obtain a TIMS Card you need a photo copy of your passport details and two passport-size photographs.
20 US $ equivalent Nepalese Rupees must be paid to obtain TIMS Card from NTB offices or TAAN offices which issue TIMS card only for Free Individual Trekkers (FIT) who do not take the services of both Guide and Porter.
However, 10 US $ equivalent Nepalese Rupees must be paid for obtaining TIMS card for Group Trekkers (GT- who take the services of both Guide and Porter) only from registered trekking agencies in Nepal.
The TIMS card is non-transferable, non-endorsable and valid only for one entry for prescribed area and duration.
TIMS counter at NTB offices will remain open from Sunday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm except Saturdays and Public Holidays when it is closed.
TIMS counter at TAAN opens seven days a week from 10 am to 5 pm . It is also open on Saturdays and Public Holidays from 10 am to 12 pm.
During October, November and December working hours are from 10 am to 4 pm.
For more information,
please contact: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) ,
Telephone + 9771-4256909 extn 224 or Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN)
Tel: 4443003, 4440920,
Web site: www.timsnepal.com).