Department of Archaeology

Information in Kathmandu

It is very unlikely that souvenirs sold to travellers will be antique (despite the claims of the vendors), but if there is any doubt, they should be cleared and a certificate obtained from the Department of Archaeology in the National Archives building. If you visit the department first thing in the morning you should be able to pick up a certificate by the end of the day. These controls also apply to the export of precious and semiprecious stones.