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Nepal - Freight Problems For Bikes- Warning

Hey guys,

Just a heads up,

We have ridden form the Uk to Dubai VIA Iran as we could not get our Visa for Pakistan, like most we had planned to Freight the bike to Nepal, but we have been talking to Freighters for 2 days and it turns out that at the moment there is a freight problem (embargo or inbargo) and they are only accepting small packages under certain dimensions and most (if not all) bikes are to big.

SO we have having to go to India instead. We are going to fly the bike to Deli or Mumbai. On another note if anyone has recently freighted at bike to India do you know how easy it was to clear customs?? We know a few years ago it was very difficult, but we know its supposed to be better now but like most these things people only write about it if its really bad or really good!!

This may effect you if you are flying in from Thailand aswell, so just a heads up!!

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Last month, we made a crate and sent to New Delhi from İstanbul.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
Say hi to Stuart (UK)with our selam from İstanbul Bikers Club, sure he will explain you how he has done customs clearing in India.Big Tom is also in the area for adventured trips.This is his (Stuart Muxlow)facebook page link.
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510627918

Wish you all the best.
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hey!

We just came for Dubai and shipped the bikes with emirates to Delhi.
Please be carefull that the agent (pakking the bikes) Makes the krates as small as possible!!!!!!!!!
The chargeble weight =kg volume (not the weight of your bikes) . Emirates Cargo are realy professional ask for mister Bader or mister Ferros, they will help you with everything!!
When you arrive in Delhi take a cabe to terminal 2 (cargo) here you will(propably) go from office to office. at the cargo office of your choosen company you must pay for the releas forms+/_1500 Rs. Then they sent you to custum office then they will sent you to custum house(1 km walk)
They will check the Carnets...a lot of paperwork.... custums will charge you 600 Rs. (bankfies). Here an inspector will check your bike at the cargo. Cargo handeling charges are based on total kg of your packedge(10 Rs p/kg).

If you are lucky you'll get it done in 1 day.... Custums where verry helpfull to us.

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Thanks for all your replys, we are in the process of getting an agent sorted either Alter Cargo or Rainbow cargo. We will try get Nepal sorted by tuesday if not we will head to Deli!!

Thanks for all your reply's, as usual Hu is really helpful!

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