Each visitor to Nepal can bring in 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, or a similar amount of tobacco products; 1 liter of alcohol; and a personal amount of perfume without any customs duty. Visitors should declare electronic goods such as cameras, video recorders, and the like upon arrival in Nepal.

It is illegal to export any item older than 100 years old, and all sacred paintings, metal statues, or other antiquities need a certificate from the Department of Archaeology before they can be exported. The customs officers in Nepal are thorough, so don’t assume you can sneak anything past them.