Nepal - 2.3.15 Major Border Crossing of Nepalgung / Rupaidiha


Nepalgunj is the 16th largest border crossing point, with 4.2% share of total import value (ref: Dept of Customs, 2022/23). The main goods imported through this border crossing point are petroleum products such as diesel, petrol, LP Gas, automobiles and automobile parts, sugar, rice, coal, cloths, aluminium scrap items, copper scrap, and processed plastic for industrial use. The main goods exported are herbal medicines and buffalo meat.​ Kolkata is the nearest India seaport for this entry point. The entry point on the Indian side is Rupadiya, Bahraich district, Uttar Pradesh.​ ​​​  

An ICP (Integrated Check Point) is under construction at Nepalgunj that will house customs office, bank, animal quarantine, plant quarantine, food technology and quality control necessary for customs clearance. It was scheduled to be completed by June 2023 but is delayed due to covid-19 and other factors. 



Aerial view of Border crossing at Nepalgunj-Rupaidiha 


Border Crossing Location and Contact 

Name of Border Crossing 


Nepal: Nepalgunj 
India: Rupaidiha, Nepalgunj Road 

Province or District 

Lumbini Province, Banke District 

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing 






Managing Authority / Agency 

Nepalgunj Customs Office 

Contact Person 

Purna Prasad Lamsal 

Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City Ward No. 16, Jaispur, Banke 

Tel: 081-412001/4 

Fax: 081-520276 




Tikaram Adhikari (Information Officer) 

Immigration Office Jamunaha 

Jamunaha, Nepalgunj 

Tel: 081-412005 

Mobile:  9844880112 



Travel Times 

Nearest International Airport 

Name: Gautam Buddha International Airport, Bhairawaha 

Distance in km: 2 kms NE of border-crossing is Nepalgunj domestic Airport. 

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Nearest Port 


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Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity 

Nepalgunj City is 5 kms N of the Border crossing. Rupaidiha town (India) has a market to south, next to the border. 

Other Information 


An Integrated Check Point (ICP) is under construction, customs and immigration offices will move to ICP premises; however the exact date of re-location is not yet confirmed by the authorities. 


Hours of Operation 


Trucks/Goods: 9:00 – 20:00 
Passengers: 06:00 – 22:00 


Trucks/Goods: 9:00 – 20:00 
Passengers: 06:00 – 22:00 


Trucks/Goods: 9:00 – 20:00 
Passengers: 06:00 – 22:00 


Trucks/Goods: 9:00 – 20:00 
Passengers: 06:00 – 22:00 


Trucks/Goods: 9:00 – 20:00 
Passengers: 06:00 – 22:00 


Trucks/Goods: 9:00 – 20:00 
Passengers: 06:00 – 22:00 


Trucks/Goods: 9:00 – 20:00 
Passengers: 06:00 – 22:00 
Note: India Border closed on Sunday 

National Holidays 


Every third Saturday of the month as per Nepali calendar, and a  
Half Day work on public holidays. 
Generally, 3 days during Dashain (Nepal national festival) and up to another 7 days / year at government’s discretion. 
Note: Will open 24 / 7 for emergencies  

Seasonal Constraints  

Rainy Season due to water logging in the yards 

Summer season due to exposure of goods in high temperature.   



Daily Capacity 

  • Daily Average 100/150 trucks. 

  • Warehouse is temporary construct of Truss in the Yards 

  • Yard can accommodate 500 trucks. 

  • Yard is secured from all sides by concrete wall. 

Customs Clearance 

The establishment is more of a holding centre for transportations meaning goods are rarely unloaded and repackaged therefore yards are used to hold trucks during the process of clearance.  

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

For more information on government agency contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Nepal Government Contact List 


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