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Nepal Trekking Permit and TIMS

A trekking permit is a must to visit restricted areas mentioned below. To visit normal trekking areas, no permission is required.

B) Restricted areas which have been opened for Group Trekking
The following restricted areas are open only for group trekkers. And a trekking permit will not be issued to individual trekkers for such areas. The areas and required fees are as follows:

  Trekking Trekking Permit Fee
1 i) Dolpa district Per week per person US$ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

For the first 10 days per person US $500 and After 10 days per day per person Us$50
  a) Areas of lower Dolpa
  b) Areas of Upper Dolpa
  ii) Taplejung District Per week per person US$ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
2 Kanchanjanga Region
  (Areas of Olangchunggola,
Lelep, Papung and
Yamphudin Village
Development Committee)
     
3 i) Mustang district. (Upper Mustang) For the first 10 days per person US $500 and After 10 days per day per person Us$50.
     
4 iv) Gorkha District: From September to November per week per person US$ 70 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 10.and From December to August per week per person US$ 50 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 7 /Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
  A. (Manaslu Area)
  B. Chhekampar & Chumchet VDC(Sirdibas-Lokpa-Cumling-Chhekampar-Nile-Chhule Area) From September to November per person US$35 for first 8 days and from December to August per person US$25 for first 8 days or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
     
5 v) Dolakha District  (Gauri Shankar &
Lamabagar)
Per week per person US$ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
     
  vi)Humla District (Simikot and Yari):- For the first 7 days per person US$ 50 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 7 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
  Areas of Limi and Muchu
village Development
Committee, and area way to
Tibet via Tangekhola of
Darma Village Development
committee.
Trekking fee of other restricted areas imposed by Nepal government
6 vii) Rasuwa District :- Thuman and Timure per week per person US$ 10, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
     
7 viii) Sankhuwasabha District For the first 4 weeks per week per person US$ 10 and After 4 weeks per week per person US$ 20, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
  (Makalu Region):-Areas of
Kimathanka, Chepuwa,Hatiya and
Pawakhola Village
Development Committee.
     
8 ix) Solukhumbu District For the first 4 weeks per week per person US$ 10 and After 4 weeks per week per person US$ 20, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
  (Everest Region):-All north-
west area way from Thame
to Nangpala of Namche
Village Development
Committee
     
9 x) Manang District:- Areas of Nar, Phu, and Northern
area of Tilche Village of
Thochhe Village
Development Committee
From September to November per week per person US$ 90 and December to August per week per person US$ 75 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
     
10 xi) Mugu District:- Areas of
Mugu, Dolpu, Pulu and
Bhangri.
For the first 7 days per person US $90 and After 7 days per day per person Us$15 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency..
     
11 xii) Baihang District:-Areas
of Kanda, Saipal, Dhuli.
For the first 7 days per person US $90 and After 7 days per day per person Us$15 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency..
     
12 xiii) Darchula District:- Areas
of Byas Village
Development Committee.
For the first 7 days per person US $90 and After 7 days per day per person Us$15 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency..
Note:
  1. To get a group trekking permit an application form with other relevant documents should be submitted through any registered trekking agency of Nepal.
  2. Trekking fee can be paid in Nepalese currency: Not with standing anything written in above, the Indian citizen can pay in Nepalese currency equivalent to US Dollars.
 

TIMS

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 operations.

As a trekker entering a protected area in Nepal, you will be asked to provide some information about the dates of your trip, the itinerary, and a contact number. These data will be inserted in the visitors’ database, where they can be accessed for park management purposes or in case of accidents and/or natural calamities, in order to inform the concerned institutions about the trekkers inside the park at anytime.

TIMS cards should be collected by both Free Individual Trekkers (FITs) and trekkers taking the service of government authorized trekking agencies.

Past experiences have revealed that difficulties were seen while carrying out rescue operations during times of accidents and natural calamities. Due to the lack of proper record system of trekkers, rescue and search missions used to face difficulties in spotting the missing trekkers. Based on the data collected through TIMS cards, however, it will be possible to know the position of a trekker in case a rescue operation is needed.

The provision of Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) came into 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.

NTB and TAAN signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on March 18, 2010 to implement the TIMS system in a new format from April 1, 2010. NTB and TAAN have introduced separate TIMS Cards for FITs and organized groups. FITs need to have Green TIMS cards by paying Nepali currency equivalent to US $20 per person, while those travelling in groups need to have Blue TIMS cards by paying Nepali currency equivalent to US $10 per person. Trekkers taking the service of trekking agencies can pay fee for TIMS card in US dollars.

Where and how to obtain a TIMS Card?

Free Individual Trekkers:
Free Individual Trekkers can obtain TIMS cards at the offices of Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu and Pokhara, TAAN Secretariat at Maligaon and TAAN Pokhara Secretariat in Pokhara upon filling the TIMS application firm.

Organized Trekkers:
Trekking companies will collect trekkers’ data and enter it in the central database and will provide trekkers with a TIMS card after paying fee prescribed above.

Opening Hour/s:
-          TIMS counter at TAAN follows regular working hours (10am-5pm) and 365 days a year
-          NTB Offices follow government working hours and days.
-          Trekking agencies open 12 hours a day seven days a week.

Documents Required:
-       To obtain TIMS Card you need copy of:
a) Passport
b) two (2) Passport-size Photographs.

Why is TIMS Necessary?
The following considerations have been taken into account in the process of issuing TIMS:
All important details regarding trekkers and trekking routes shall be maintained in a computerized Database 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 as tourism organizations, Government agencies, diplomatic missions, tour operators, research institute, etc.

Unauthorized trekking operations will be controlled, thus, resulting in better management of trekking services, which will not only benefit trekkers and field staff, but also trekking companies and Government agencies. Occasional untoward incidents will also be better prevented. Plus, 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 guests 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 Department(s);
- Foreign Nationals possessing a residential visa.

Entry Fee Details
A trekking entry fee is required to trek in any part of Nepal. Most of the area in Nepal are categorized as per below. If you want to trek two areas, you will need two permits or have to pay entry fee twice. Each permit requires details for the route and region. Police checkpoints are set up in several areas so do not try to take risk, which might lead you to the punishment.

Following are the rates of entry permit according to conservation Area, National Park & Wildlife Reserve.

Nepali SAARC Foreigners Child discount
Natural World Heritage Sites
1 Chitwan National Parks 100 per day per entry 750 per person per day 1500 per person per day Below 10 yrs free
2 Sagarmatha National Parks Free 1500 per person per entry 3000 per person per entry Below 10 yrs free
National Parks
1 Bardiya National Park 50 per day per entry 500 per person per day 1000 per person per day Below 10 yrs free
2 Khaptad National Park Free 1500 per person per day 3400 per person per day Below 10 yrs free
3 Langtang national Park Free 1500 per person per day 3400 per person per day Below 10 yrs free
4 Makalu-Barun National Park Free 1500 per person per day 3400 per person per day Below 10 yrs free
5 Rara National Park Free 1500 per person per day 3400 per person per day Below 10 yrs free
6 Shey- Phoksundo National Park Free 1500 per person per day 3000 per person per day Below 10 yrs free
7 Shivapuri National Park 10 per person per entry 250 per person per day 250 per person per day
Wildlife Reserves
1 Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve 50 per day per entry 500 per day per entry 1000 per day per entry Below 10 yrs free
2 Parsa Wildlife Reserve 50 per day per entry 500 per day per entry 1000 per day per entry Below 10 yrs free
3 Sukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve 50 per day per entry 500 per day per entry 1000 per day per entry Below 10 yrs free
Conservation Areas
1 Annapurna Conservation Area Free 200 per person per entry 2000 per person per entry Below 10 yrs free
2 Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Free 200 per person per entry 2000 per person per entry Below 10 yrs free


Note:

National park And conservation fee Increse 13% VAT Since March 2015.
Entrance fee not required for children under 10 years of age.
This entry permit is valid for one Conservation Area. Trekkers visiting both the Conservation Areas will require obtaining individual Entry Permits for each Conservation Area.
Two passport size photographs are required while applying for each Entry
Entry permit can be obtained from EncountersNepal.com Office in Thamel, Kathmandu

Terms and Conditions

This Entry Permit is valid for single entry only and is non refundable, non-transferable. The permit holder can enter the designated places within the Conservation Area.
Person entering the Conservation Area shall abide by the National Park and Wildlife Conservation Act 2029 B.S. (1973, Nepal) and the Regulations made under this Act.
This Entry Permit must be carried during the entire trip and should be shown if concerned personnel of the Conservation Area want to check it.
Entry permits to this are a will be issued only from the entry permit counters. Entry Permits will not issued from any check posts along the routes of those areas. Therefore, all visitors are requested to obtain entry permit before entering those areas.

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