Home

Featured Trekking Region

Tengboche Trekking

Everest Region Trek

Annapurna Region Trek

Langtang Trekking

Langtang Region Trek

Nepal Tour

Nepal holiday Tour

Short trekking in Nepal

Nepal Short Trek

 

TAAN faces TIMS card shortage, travelers hit hard - May 20, 2014

Trekking Agencies´ Association of Nepal (TAAN) is facing a shortage of Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) cards, leaving the foreign travelers in the lurch, thanks to the protests intensified by Joint Tourism Coordination Committee (JTCC).
Citing irregularities at Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), an important ally of TAAN, JTCC is waging protest since two weeks.
The entrepreneurs have begun on a one-week relay hunger strike saying the Tourism Ministry had not addressed their four-point demands. Two dozen entrepreneurs, representing different tourism-related organizations, started the relay hunger strike begining Thursday evening.
TAAN issues TIMS cards to trekkers traveling in groups while Free Independent Tourists (FITs) get TIMS cards from NTB. However, with the protest of JTCC, TAAN issued the cards to FITs as well.
Officials at TAAN confirmed that the association was running out of TIMS cards. TAAN have to purchase TIMS cards from NTB by paying two-thirds of the amount. Trekkers traveling in groups through government authorized trekking agencies have to pay US$ 10 for TIMS card, while those trekking solo have to pay $20.
The entrepreneurs have been protesting against NTB since last 15 days putting forth a four-point demand. They have also demanded exclusion of Subash Nirola from the post of acting CEO to pave the way for the appointment of new CEO, probe into financial irregularities in NTB, among others.
In the meantime, TAAN said it would soon hold discuss with NTB directors on the issue so that the trekkers won’t have to suffer much.
 
<< Back to News

Hot Destinations

Mustang Trekking

Duration: 15 days

Annapurna base camp trekking

Mustang Trekking

Duration: 15 days

Ghorepani poon Hill Trekking

Travellers Info
 
Testimonials

Buddha Nepal Treks Pvt. Ltd.
P. O. Box: 11302, Baluwatar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Land Line Tel: +977-1-4442141

Mobile Tel: +977-1-9849512431
Email: info@buddhanepaltrek.com

Yahoo: nepal1guidetrek@yahoo.com

We Accept:
Master Card  Visa

We Are Authorised Members of Goverment;

Nepal Government of Tourism    Buddha Nepal Treks is member of Nepal Tourism Board   Buddha Nepal Treks is member of Kathmandu Environment Education project   Buddha Nepal Treks is member of Nepal Mounatineering Association  Buddha Nepal Treks is member of Himalayan Rescue Association  

Join Us On Social Network :

Buddha Nepal Treks is involved social site of Facebook    Buddha Nepal Treks is involved social site of Twitter    Buddha Nepal Treks is involved social site of Youtube   Buddha Nepal Treks is involved social site of RSS ;

© Buddha Nepal Treks. All Right Reserved.

Site By:

true color

Warning: Unknown: write failed: Disk quota exceeded (122) in Unknown on line 0

Warning: Unknown: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct (/tmp) in Unknown on line 0