Trekking information

Nepal, the paradise of all the trekkers, Trekking in Nepal is whole natural things to be explored and  all the beautiness of of the most wonderful way to Discover the excitement of trekking in Nepal is to discover and experience the combination of natural beauty and culture of diffrent peoples of Nepal with diffrent Religion and making meaningful contact with this wonderful country.

Trekking in Nepal starting from the low landscape through the green hills, you can trek up to the foot of the great Himalayan ranges, such as Mt. Everest, Langtang, Kanchenjunga, Dhaulagiri, Mansalu, Makalu and Annapurna or make a circuit of the highest mountains which since time immemorial has lured man to pit his courage and ingenuity against its dangerous challenge. Trekking in Nepal is fun, rewarding and revealing beyond all surmise. Trekking in Nepal is an all season activity.  One can go for a trek at any time of the year depending on where he wishes to go. However, the most popular season is spring (February- May) and autumn (September-November). Both seasons are perfect when weather is balmy; flowers are in full bloom, excellent trails, clear skies and majestic sceneries of the Himalayas. Winter (Dec, Jan and Feb) is also good, only colder (obviously). Summer (Jun, Jul, and Aug) is monsoon so visibility and rain are an issue. Even during the monsoon season (June- August), you can trek in the rain- shadow areas north of the Himalaya like Mustang, Upper Manang, Dolpo, etc.However,Trekking in Nepal is one of the most wonderful way too let away all the stress and fell the adventure in Nepal.

Why do we Trek?

Trekking in Nepal is whole new experience that cannot be described by words felling it naturally is the best part to know why do we do trek in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal provides all the impressive scenery, ranging from lush, semi-tropical rhododendron forests to alpine zones to the highlands, with its spectacular, towering, glaciated peaks and pristine mountain lakes, can only be matched by the rich diversity of the cultures to be encountered along the way Nepal is a country in which people of different races, ethnic groups, and religions (namely Hindu and Buddhist) have co-existed in peaceful harmony, all the while preserving their unique customs, language, and way of life in Nepal. Nepal offers more than 20 trekking routes of all levels of difficulty, from culturally fascinating lowland strolls of only a few days in length to long, high altitude treks on difficult terrain that will challenge the fittest trekkers while rewarding them not only with unforgettable views during the trek, but with a wide variety of culturally memorable experiences as well.
Trekking in Nepal will be whole new experience for all to know how is Nepal and its extraordinary features too.

Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)
Dear all,The Government of Nepal has made some changes in existing Trekkers’ Management Information System (TIMS) provisions from April 1, 2010. As per the government decision, Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) will jointly implement the TIMS.
NTB and TAAN signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on March 18, 2010 to implement the TIMS system under a new format from April 1, 2010. As per the MoU, they 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 dollar.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 the fee prescribed above.
TIMS Card is compulsory to trek in all the trekking areas in the country. However, TIMS cards aren’t required for following:   
1. Expedition members with mountaineering permits issued by the government and Nepal Mountaineering Association.   

2.  Visitors to controlled areas having permits issued by the Department of Immigration   

3.  Foreign guests invited by the Government of Nepal   

4.  Authorities from the various diplomatic missions present in the country, who hold official letter/s and travel at their own risk   

5. Visitors on certain missions recommended by the concerned Governmental Department(s)   

6. Foreign Nationals possessing a residential visa.

Opening Hour/s:  

 1. TIMS counter at TAAN follows regular working hours (10am-5pm) and 365 days a year 

 2. NTB Offices follow government working hours and days.   

 3. Trekking agencies open 12 hours a day seven days a week.

Documents Required:

To obtain TIMS Card you need copy of:   
1. Passport   

2. 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.