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Overview

The Darchula customs office is a sub-customs office of Mahakali customs under Department of Customs of Nepal for Sudurpashchim provinceIt lies on the western border between India and Nepal. There is parallel road on the Nepal and India side, but the roads are not connected across the Mahakali river and hence is inaccessible for vehicles. A suspension bridge for pedestrians only is the only means to cross this border between Nepal and India.  

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Hours of Operation 

Mondays 

13:00 HOURS   

06:15 AM to 07:15 PM 

Tuesdays 

13:00 HOURS   

06:15 AM to 07:15 PM 

Wednesdays 

13:00 HOURS   

06:15 AM to 07:15 PM 

Thursdays 

13:00 HOURS   

06:15 AM to 07:15 PM 

Fridays 

13:00 HOURS   

06:15 AM to 07:15 PM 

Saturdays 

13:00 HOURS   

06:15 AM to 07:15 PM 

Sundays 

13:00 HOURS   

06:15 AM to 07:15 PM 

National Holidays 

N/A 

Seasonal Constraints  

Flood in Mahakali river during July and August  

Daily Capacity 

The Mahakali road is usually not congested with traffic and is also in good condition (operates 12 months in a year). However, the road is single-lane. Approximately 500m near the Nepal-India border the road is not black-topped given that the suspension bridge is only for pedestrian purposes, porters are required to transport goods. The nearest Indian city is Pithauragad (91km) and takes approximately 3 hours by vehicle.  

Customs Clearance 

Compulsory documents for custom clearance: 

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

Other Relevant Information 

The delays at Border Posts can be extensive, from 2 days to a week-long. This is not an appropriate crossing border point to import and export goods in huge volume.  

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