I know there have been various posts and answered queries about this before.... but bear with me!
1. I'd love to hear from anyone with recent experience of trekking in Langtang as to whether TIMS permits were required/inspected. Skimming through posts here and, er, other forums it seems that practice has been variable over the last 4 years.
2. If it turns out to be necessary to get a TIMS permit, can we get them at Dunche?
3. Beyond what may or may not be required officially, how about the safety aspect of having a TIMS permit? If, heaven forefend, there is another earthquake, are we more likely to be searched for if we've registered with TIMS? We (family of 3) are trekking independently, hiring a porter via an agency.
I'm excited to be heading for this trek... and am also a world-class worrier! Thanks for any light you can shed on this bit of detail.