I was so excited after I saw news about voiding departure tax at Kathmandu airport, but new fees are introduced for travellers to Nepal. From April 1, 2010 Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card in Nepal is not free any more. By latest agreement between Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) there are separate TIMS card formats for individual trekkers and for people traveling in groups. As individual trekker be prepared to pay US$20 or US$10 as group member in Nepali currency equivalent. At the posting time that would be 1450 and 725 Nepal Rupees accordingly.
– April 26, 2010