Trekking Guide and TIMS Card Mandatory on Most Trekking Routes in the Himalaya

As per Revised TIMS Provision effective from March 31, 2023, specific Protected Areas of Nepal need trekker to be accompanied by licensed trekking guide and carry a trekking agency issued TIMS Card. Below are the trekking regions and routes falling under this rule.

Trekking Region
Name of the Trek
Kanchenjunga Region
1. Kanchenjunga Base Camp via Sele La Pass Trek
2. Kanchenjunga Basecamp Trek
3. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Nango Pass Trek
4. Lumba Sumba Pass Trek

Makalu Barun Area
1. Makalu Basecamp Trek
2. Sherpeni Cole Pass Trek
Everest Region
1. Everest Basecamp Trek
2. Gokyo Trek
3. Chho La Pass Trek
4. Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek
5. Three Passes Trek
6. Everest View trek
7. Mera Peak Trek
8. Amphu Labtsha Pass
Rolwaling Region
1. Rolwaling Trek
2. Tashi Labtsha Pass Trek
Panchpokhari Bhairabkunda Area
Panchpokhari Trek
Helambu Region
1. Helambu Trek
2. Goshaikunda Trek
Langtang Region
1. Langtang Trek
2. Langtang Gosaikund Trek
3. Tamang Heritage Trek
4. Tamang Heritage Langtang Trek
5. Ganja La pass Trek
6. Till Man Pass
Ganesh Himal-Ruby Valley Area
Ganesh Himal - Ruby Valley Trek
Manaslu Region
1. Manaslu Circuit Trek
2. Manaslu - Tsum Valley Trek
3. Tsum Valley Trek
Annapurna Region
1. Annapurna Circuit Trek
2. Nar Phu Annapurna Circuit Trek
3. Mesokanto / Tilicho Pass Trek
4. Poon Hill-ABC Trek
5. Khopra Trek
6. Mardi Himal Trek
7. Sikleh Tara Hill Trek
Mustang Region
1. Upper Mustang Trek
2. Sarebung Pass Trek

Dhaulagiri Region
Round Dhaulagiri
Dolpo Region
1. Upper Dolpo - Jomsom Trek
2. Upper Dolpo Trek
3. Lower Dolpo Trek
4. Kagmara Pass Trek
Humla Region
Humla Limi Valley Trek

Therefore, the first thing an aspiring trekker must do is find out if the route they are interested to trek requires trekking guide and TIMS Card. If yes, please get in touch with a Government registered trekking agency to arrange for the trekking guide and TIMS Card.

For Trekking Agencies Only

In order to buy TIMS Card, agencies shall have to complete a registration form with details of trekkers, guides and trekking routes.

Procedure to submit the form:

  1. Please click here and register to fill the form.
  2. Submit the form with all the mandatory fields.
  3. Check out for payment through provided payment services (e.g. ConnectIPS, nepalpay etc.)
  4. Once the payment is successful, eCard for TIMS will be generated for each trekker with QR in it.

The system is generally available all the time.

For charges, NPR 1,000 for SAARC (Citizens of South Asian countries) country applicants and for others NPR 2,000 and, currently payable online.

For further information & answers to your specific questions, please click here

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