The Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card that was used only for trekking trails in Everest, Langtang, and Annapurna regions has now been made mandatory for all Trekking trails. Ministry of Tourism, Tourism Board, and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal signed the new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for implementation of TIMS”.
According to the new provision mountaineers with climbing permits issued by the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) will have to take TIMS cards by paying a fee of Rs 2,000″As per the MOU, TAAN will levy 100 percent penalty on trekkers if they fail to produce TIMS cards at the check posts. However, they can swap the permit taken from one area to another area in case of unavoidable circumstances by submitting an application within a week of the issuance of cards
Of the total revenue collected from TIMS, NTB, TAAN, and the joint fund of NTB and TAAN will get 30 percent each, while the remaining 10 percent will go to Worker’s Welfare Fund. The new MOU has come into implementation on Sunday.