What happens if you don't have a TIMS card?
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Mar 17, 2013 2:44 AM Last Post By: rdccomments
Mar 16, 2013 11:58 PM
What happens if you don't have a TIMS card?Hi again.
I'm not suggesting skipping getting the card to save money, but with our limited time a morning spent sorting this out is a morning when we're not heading out to Sundarijal to start trekking the Helambu trek (or with time going over to Dunche via Gosainkund) which could be a real nuisance.
What I'd like to know is;
1. What will happen if I'm caught without a TIMS?
2. Can I buy one en route?
3. On my suggested trek will I be asked to show it even?
I have no desire to fall foul of the authorities, but if it's a minor offence that can be easily dealt with I would consider it.
So any info/advice will be appreciated.
Mar 17, 2013 1:35 AM
Mar 17, 2013 2:44 AM
2Some of the check points just seem to check the "permit", others seem to check both it and the TIMS. You will get the TIMS card checked at least once, probably a few times, on any of the main trekking routes in Nepal. At any off the check points, I always give them both - if they don't want one, they just give it back.
Getting TIMS and the "permits" from the tourism ministry in Kathmandu only takes about 20-30 muinutes - plus the walk there which about 30 minutes from Thamel - this gives you the chance to see part of Ktm.
See also the posts below re passes etc.
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