Nepal - 2.3.16 Land  Border Crossing of Pashupatinagar 


Pashupatinagar is near Nepal's eastern border at Darjeeling District, West Bengal, India. There is a border crossing to Sukhiapokhari town with a Custom Checkpoint. Indian and Nepalese nationals cross without restriction.  Pashupatinagar is a mountain side market in the Ilam district of Nepal which is just 2 kilometers away from the borer of India on the Darjeeling Mirik road.  


The government opened an immigration office, a convenient India Nepal border crossing in the eastern hills of Nepal, here to facilitate the movement of tourists from India only to Pashupatinagar, Nepal. 



Pashupati Nagar  neighborhood of India is on the other side. Pashupatinagar border crossing is the minor crossing point to east of Nepal. 



Border Crossing Location and Contact 

Name of Border Crossing 


Nepal: Pashupatinagar  

India: Sukhia Pokhari 


Province or District 

Koshi Province/ Ilam 

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing 

Pashupatinagar, Ilam 

Distance 2 kilometers away from the border of India on the Darjeeling Mirik Road.  





Managing Authority / Agency 

Pashupatinagar Custom Office, Ilam 

Contact: 027-550004 

Fax: 027-550004 


Contact Person 

Mr. Prawin Subba Limbu 

Custom Officer. 

Official Mob: 9852680304 


Travel Times 

Nearest International Airport 

Baghdogra, India  
Distance: 65.9 km via Mirik Road/Rishi Rd India &  81.9 via Mechi Hwy/HO7, Nepal 
Truck: 2 hr 20 min/  
Car: 2 hr  

Nearest Port 

Name: Kakarvitta Dry port, Jhapa 

Distance: 60.5 in km 

Truck Travel Time: 1 hr 46 min 

Car Travel time: 1 hr 35 min 

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity 

Name: Mirik & Sukhiya Pokhari of Darjeeling, West Bengal, India 

Distance: 32.5 km 

Truck Travel Time: 1 hr 16 min 

Car Travel time: 1 hr 

Other Information 




Hours of Operation 


Trucks/Goods: 10:00 – 18:00  
Passengers: 06:00 – 18:00  


Trucks/Goods: 10:00 – 18:00  
Passengers: 06:00 – 18:00  


Trucks/Goods: 10:00 – 18:00  
Passengers: 06:00 – 18:00  


Trucks/Goods: 10:00 – 18:00  
Passengers: 06:00 – 18:00  


Trucks/Goods: 10:00 – 18:00  
Passengers: 06:00 – 18:00  


Trucks/Goods: 10:00 – 18:00  
Passengers: 06:00 – 18:00  


Trucks/Goods: 10:00 – 18:00  
Passengers: 06:00 – 18:00  

National Holidays 


Generally, 3 days during Dashain (Nepal national festival) and up to another 7 days / year at Government’s discretion. On 15th Jesth (28 or 29 April) the customs service is hold due to ASYCUDA system update on Budget Announcement for the New Fiscal year, 
Note: Will open 24 / 7 for emergencies   

Seasonal Constraints  

Winter months, rainy season, etc. 


Daily Capacity 

No loaded trucks enter through this border crossing. Only Cars and Motorbike are allowed to cross the border point. On average, daily 150 cars and motorcycles cross the point. Due to no functional Indian customs, no import is undergoing through this border point. India has opened a check post only.  


As this border point used as for only immigration purposes. Vehicles and means of transport that are temporarily crosses from India to Nepal will be subject to customs duties as per the detailed scheduled below:  


Type of Vehicles 

Cost (in NPR) 

Motorcycles and scooters 


Three-wheeled vehicle       


Including tractor trailer 


Cars, Jeep Vans, Minibuses, and other tourist vehicles 


Trailor, trucks, and other vehicles 


Excavator, Dozer, Loader, Roller, JCB  and Crane used in construction work 



Customs Clearance 

No, goods are imported using this border point. 

For more information on customs in Nepal, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information.


Other Relevant Information 

Indian nationals can get the permission based on Voter card, Adhaar card or Pan card. While Nepali citizens requires citizenship Card, PAN Card, Driving Licence, Passport and other any documents which reflects Nepali Residence to enter India. It takes 5-10 minute for immigration if required document authentic. 




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