TIMs Card:

The Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) Card is a mandatory permit issued by the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) for all trekkers visiting Nepal. The card helps to ensure the safety and security of trekkers by keeping a record of their trekking routes and contact information. It also helps the government to collect data on the number of trekkers visiting different regions of Nepal.


There are several permits required for trekking and mountaineering in Nepal, depending on the region and the activity. Some of the most common permits are:

These permits are issued by the respective conservation areas, national parks, and local governments. Trekking and mountaineering companies usually take care of obtaining the necessary permits for their clients.

Special Permit:

Some trekking areas in Nepal require a special permit in addition to the standard trekking permits. For example, the Upper Mustang Trek requires a special permit that costs USD 500 per person for the first 10 days and USD 50 per person per day thereafter. Similarly, the Manaslu Circuit Trek requires a special permit that costs USD 100 per person per week.

Visa Extensions:

Tourists visiting Nepal can obtain a visa upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or at any land border crossing. The visa is valid for 15, 30, or 90 days, depending on the fee paid. However, if a tourist wishes to stay in Nepal for a longer period, they can extend their visa at theDepartment of Immigration in Kathmanduor at the immigration offices in Pokhara or Birgunj. The visa extension fees vary depending on the duration of the extension.

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