All solo trekkers Need to Get Permits from NTB
Replies: 13 - Last Post: Jun 28, 2012 4:19 AM Last Post By: Guide4trek
Jun 27, 2012 7:38 AM
All solo trekkers Need to Get Permits from NTBHi all!Now the way of getting permits for trekking has been changed for solo trekkers. The solo trekkers need to go NTB (Nepal Tourism Board). If they take Porter/Guide the permits (TIMS and National park fee) need to get from Agency. Before it was possible to get from agency even you go yourself without Guide/Porter.
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Jun 27, 2012 8:20 AM
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Jun 27, 2012 8:46 AM
Jun 27, 2012 8:54 AM
4Actually, I agree. I prefer to spend most of my time, often extended, in the hills not on main trek routes though at some points routing intersects. So a TIMS card/concept, whatever it's dubious merit, doesn't even apply really as it isn't a trek in the tourist sense nor is it limited on one area or a limited time frame...so it is bs.
Jun 27, 2012 9:46 AM
5If I understand you posting correctly then a TAAN registered agent is no longer allowed to get an independent trekker ANCAP in advance ??
If this is the case then I can see it causing all sorts of problems for any independent trekkers who are on tight timeframes and want to get away on trek ASAP – Unless they are prepared to pay double at the park gate !!????
With TIMS, My understanding was that although TAAN registered agents aren’t allowed to sell independent trekkers cards (Green ones), nearly all of them are prepared to sell independent trekkers the Blue accompanied trekkers ones.
You only have to walk through Thamel to see how many trekking agents have a sign saying “Official TIMS Card Desk” or similar on notices outside their offices – I take it All these have now been removed ??
Please post a link to an official government site so we can all see where your information is coming from – Thanks
Meanwhile I have written to my own TAAN registered agent for confirmation of what you have posted
Jun 27, 2012 9:58 AM
6Taking the information at face also means independent (not necessarily solo) trekkers can no longer go to the TIMS counter at TAAN which is (supposedly) open 7 days a week all year. NTB follows government opening hours; closed early Fridays (I think), closed saturday with plenty of holiday days.
Not trekker friendly at all.
Jun 27, 2012 10:48 AM
Jun 27, 2012 11:00 AM
8It would seem no change for you rdc.
Free Independent Trekkers (FITs) can still and only get TIMS and park tickets from the Nepal Tourist Board office at Bhrikuti Mandap.
FITs can no longer get TIMS at the TAAN office at Maligaon.
At least that's my interpretation pending a source or other confirmation.
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