Can You Go To Nepal by Car From India?


India and Nepal are the neighbouring countries and have an open border system. An open boundary framework along the stretch of 1,753 kilometres between Nepal and India is an interesting plan, which encourages the unhindered cross-line development of individuals from one nation to the next.

The residents of these nations are not needed to hold a visa or identification to go inside the two countries. In spite of the open boundary framework among Nepal and India, now and again it is shut incidentally for a short period when there are decisions on one or the other side of the line, however, it before long resumes.

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Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal

It is certain that because of the open border between Nepal and India, any individual can travel to Nepal from India by car. As per the policies specified, on the website of the Embassy of India, an individual can travel from India to Nepal via two-wheeler. Following are some of the rules mentioned on the website.


(These are the rules that every traveler should know and has been mentioned from the website, thus the content may be shown as plagiarized)

  1. Indian registered vehicles such as two wheelers, motorcars, vans, jeeps, trucks, tractors, lorries, etc. are allowed to be temporarily imported into Nepal on payment of Customs Duty.
  2. Indian registered vehicles are allowed to stay in Nepal for a total of 30 days only in a calendar year and cannot stay in Nepal for more than 30 days in all in a year, even on payment of charges.
  3. Indian registered vehicles, including two wheelers, can visit the nearest municipal area/market in Nepal for a day long visit without payment of any Customs duty. However, the vehicle owners are required to register their vehicle at the Nepalese border check post and obtain a ‘Day Pass/Challan’.
  4. If any Indian registered vehicle enters Nepal on a ‘Day Pass’, then it must return back to India on the same day and while returning back, the Pass has to be compulsorily returned back to Nepal Customs (Bhansar).
  5. The Indian registered vehicles going beyond the nearest Nepali town or for staying overnight in Nepal are required to register the entry of vehicles for the specific number of days on payment of charges varying from NRs. 100/- to 500/- per day depending on the type of vehicle.
  6. The vehicle owners must ensure that at the time of entering into Nepal, they obtain the pass for correct number of days of their stay in Nepal and pay the charges accordingly.
  7. The vehicles with ‘Pass’ issued for specific duration must exit Nepal before the expiry of the ‘Pass’ and then it may re-enter Nepal on a new ‘Pass’, subject to the overall limit of 30 days in a year.
  1. If due to any reason the Indian registered vehicle has to overstay in Nepal, the vehicle owner should immediately approach the nearest Nepalese Customs Office (Bhansar) for extension of period of the ‘Pass’. The extension must be sought before the expiry of the existing ‘Pass’.
  2. It is important to note that the Pass/Challan issued by the Nepal Customs should be available for inspection all the time by any authority like Police and the Pass should be surrendered to the Nepali Customs at the time of exit from Nepal.

Now, it is sure from the rules that you can travel to Nepal from India via car. Besides, these rules, in order to travel to Nepal from India via car, an individual need to have some of the archives or the documents.


Archives needed to enter Nepal by own vehicle or car

Indians don’t need a visa to visit Nepal. Simply show a substantial Identity verification of your citizenship to the police at the boundary registration and move into Nepal.

Ford Mustang Car
Ford Mustang

However, on the off chance that you are going by your own vehicle or bicycle, at that point, you may have to get reports from the concerned authority. Here are the subtleties of the archives needed to enter Nepal by own vehicles.


  • Documents required by Indians at Nepal border to prove their citizenship
  1. Passport
  2. Voter I-card
  3. Driving licence
  4. I-card issued by any government authority
  5. A letter issued by the Nepalese embassy
  6. Documents required entering Nepal with own vehicle
  1. Registration Certificate of vehicle
  2. Driving license
  3. Customs permit (called Bhansar in Nepali)
  4. Vehicle Permit (called yaatayaat anumati in Nepali)

Indian vehicles found in Nepali domain without the said passage ‘Pass’ are treated as unlawfully carried into Nepal and these are seized by the police and later sold by the Nepali custom specialists.

Such severe measure from the Nepali side is to check sneaking of taken Indian vehicles in Nepal just as the unapproved business utilization of Indian vehicles in Nepal (The exceptionally high traditions import obligation on vehicles in Nepal will, in general, energize carrying of taken Indian vehicles in Nepal just as business utilization of Indian vehicles in Nepal).

The following Nepal entry requirements for Indian citizens should also be noted carefully.

Is it necessary to have travel insurance?

Nepal migration rules for India don’t expect Indians to have a travel insurance strategy set up to pick up the entry in the nation. Nonetheless, benefiting a travel insurance strategy is compulsory for those meeting the nation for trekking.

These rules ordinarily cover clinical costs reaching out to hospitalization charges, regardless of whether it was caused while appreciating an undertaking sport. The loss of luggage is normally repaid under these plans, alongside the application for lost international IDs.

With advantageous client care that is accessible at record-breaking, even on public occasions, these plans are very practical too starting at a higher cost than normal of Rs. 175 every day for one grown-up for a whole safeguarded of $50,000.

Having a travel insurance policy doesn’t simply help in monetarily adapting to the unexpected costs which may come up while heading out to Nepal; it likewise assists with quick help during the crisis.

This even reaches out to flight delays and other comparable issues which may come up while on movements. These approaches can be particularly useful while in an unfamiliar nation which is obscure to the sightseers.


Jitendra Sahayogee

I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a writer of 12 Nepali literature books, film director of Maithili film & Nepali short movies, photographer, founder of the media house, designer of some websites and writer & editor of some blogs, has expert knowledge & experiences of Nepalese society, culture, tourist places, travels, business, literature, movies, festivals, celebrations.

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