Trekking permit and TIMS card

I walked to the Tourism Office this morning to get my trekking permit (1000 rupees) and my TIMS card (1500 rupees). The cost for the trekking permit is meant to go to the maintenance of the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. The TIMS fee is just a rip off concocted by the Thamel Trekking Agencies to persuade you to go trekking with them rather then independently. Never mind I’ll get over it.

On the way over to the Tourist Office I took some photos of the goings on along the road. Hope you like them.

Suspicious stall holder.


Sidewalk saleswoman.


Ambulant vegetable vendor.


Homeless woman sleeping in a doorway.

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