Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS)

Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS)

Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS)

Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) implemented the provision Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal(TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) from Jan 01, 2008. The main objective of TIMS is to control illegal trekking operations and ensure safety and security of the trekkers in general trekking areas through the mechanism of Prompt Information Service as and when required.

Every trekker who is going to any trekking route of Nepal should obtain TIMS Card. This card can be obtained from government registered Trekking Companies, TAAN and NTB office. It contains trekker’s detail like personal information of trekkers, trekking area, trekking routes, handling agencies, duration, etc. The data generated from the system will be useful to all stakeholders: – tourism organizations, Government agencies, diplomatic missions, tour operators, research institute, etc.


  1. Every trekker has to compulsorily obtain a TIMS Card before they enter any of the prescribed trekking regions and routes.
  2. A Free individual trekker (FIT) or organized group trekkers are required to keep TIMS along with them throughout their treks.
  3. TIMS has to be shown to TAAN / NTB authorities, national park check posts, conservation area check posts and police check posts on demand.
  4. Trekkers are required to keep their copies of passports along with them for verification during trekking.
  5. TIMS shall be non-transferable, non-endorsable and valid only for single entry.

TIMS will not be required for:

  1. The expedition members permitted to climb the mountains.
  2. The visitors in the controlled areas permitted by the Department of Immigration.
  3. The foreign guests invited by the Government of Nepal.
  4. The authorities from different diplomatic missions in the country, who is holding official letter/s and traveling, own risk.
  5. Visitors on certain mission recommended by the concerned department of the Government.
  6. Foreign Nationals having the residential visa.

For getting TIMS card and further related information please contact us:
Himalayan Smile Treks and Adventures Pvt. Ltd.
Manang Plaza, Thamel, G.P.O. Box No. 13216, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 00977-1-4416952, 2291858