Nepal - 2.3.21  Border Crossing of Rasuwa, Tumure   


Rasuwa Customs Office in Gosainkunda Rural Municipality, Ward no- 2, Rasuwa district, an important historical and archaeological site of Nepal, was established in 2013 B.S. This customs office in Rasuwagadi, is aimed at supporting the barter trade to fulfil the daily life of the residents of Rasuwa district and the people of Kerung region of Tibet through barter. It has a passenger section office near Miteri Bridge (China & Nepal Border point) for passenger and immigration checkpoints.  

Rasuwagadi Customs Office, Rasuwa is a major road-linked border crossing with China and is rated no.8th of 27 border crossings in terms of import share, 1.87% of total country import share value of mid-July 2022 Mid-July 2023. 





Border Crossing Location and Contact 

Name of Border Crossing 


​​​​​​Nepal: Rasuwagadi Customs Office 

China: Jhilungkot 

Province or District 

​​Bagmati Province/ Rasuwa 

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing 

​​ Timure, Gosaikunda Rural Municipality- 2 





Managing Authority / Agency 

​​Department of Customs​  

Contact Person 

Rasuwagadi Customs Office​  

Mr. Ram Prasad Pathak 

Chief Customs Officer 

​Tel: 010-670182 

​Official Mob: 9851318439 





Travel Times 

Nearest International Airport 

​​Tribhuvan International Airport​  

​​ 126 KM​  

​​Truck Travel Time: 7 hours  

​​Car Travel time:  6 hrs ​​  

Nearest Port 

Kerung Bazaar, China  

​Distance: 24 Km  

​Truck Travel Time: 1 hour  

​Car Travel Time: 0:30 min​  

Chovar Dry Port, Kirtipur, Nepal 

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

​​# Nepal: Timure, Gasaikunda Rural Municipality-2 

​# China : Kerung   

​Distance:  ​ 24 km 

​​ Truck Travel Time: 1 hour  

​Car Travel Time: 0:30 min​  

Other Information 


​​The ongoing construction of integrated customs and security posts, restoration of the historic Rasuwagadhi wall damaged during the 2015 earthquake,  

The construction of a service building near Miteri Bridge to support daily operations, and the management of facilities such as health decks, have contributed to increased traffic and the movement of truck containers through Miteri Bridge for the import and export of goods...​  



Hours of Operation 


7:00 am – 8:00 pm​ for truck 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm for passengers 


7:00 am – 8:00 pm​ for truck 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm for passengers 


7:00 am – 8:00 pm​ for truck 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm for passengers 


7:00 am – 8:00 pm​ for truck 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm for passengers 


7:00 am – 8:00 pm​ for truck 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm for passengers 


7:00 am – 8:00 pm​ for truck 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm for passengers 


7:00 am – 8:00 pm​ for truck 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm for passengers 

National Holidays 


Generally, 3 days during Dashain (Nepal national festival, 3 days for Tihar, 1 day for Chhat pooja, and 1 day Holi) and up to another 7 days/year at the Government’s discretion. The Customs procedure is closed on Jesth 15 (28 or 29 April every year) on account of New Fiscal Budget Announcement Day.  
Note: Will open 24 / 7 for emergencies ​.  

Seasonal Constraints  

Rainy Seasons. 



Daily Capacity 

  • Private cars are not provided a separate lane.    

  • Passenger Clearance: 200 passengers on average 

  • Trucks Clearance: 15 to 20 trucks daily. 

  • Containers: 10-15 

  • Clearing hour: 1-2 hour  

  • Weighing bridge 1, 80 mt capacity  


Customs Clearance 

Compulsory Document for custom clearance.    

  • D & T Exemption Certificate (during an emergency) 

  • Performa invoice  

  • Invoice   

  • AWB/BL/Other Transport Documents- Freights  

  • Donation/Non-Commercial Certificates   

  • Packing list   

  • Letter of credit   

  • Mode of payments (LC/TT/Draft)  

  • Certificate of origin   

  • Certificate of insurance   

  • Bill of Lading/Airway Bill for 3rd country imports  

  • Industry Registration Certificates   

  • EXIM Code. (EXIM Code is mandatory for Commercial trading and not mandatory for humanitarian support goods. (For NGO/INGO- a one-time EXIM code is generated on request if support is taken from customs agents). 

  • Bill of Entry from China Customs Office  

  • Exit Note  

  • VCTS  

  • Recommendation letter  

  • Tariff will be imposed on imported goods as per the Integrated Customs Tariff 2080/081 for FY 2080/81 (FY- 2023/024)  

  • GST Bill  


Potential delays or restrictions: Road construction work may cause delays in vehicle movement. And Lab testing may delay the clearance process which needs time for new imported items through these customs only.  


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


Other Relevant Information  

Rasuwagadi ICD is under construction. Because of the ongoing construction of a dry port in Bhotekoshi Bagar of Timure, private hotels in Timure and Ghattekhola areas, and the development of buildings for the Nepal Army, Armed Police, Force, and Nepal Police have enhanced the beauty of the region from Timure to Rasuwagadhi. The face of Timure, Ghattekhola, and Rasuwagadhi is gradually changing with development programs such as the infrastructure development plan of the federal, state, and local governments, and the support plan for the residents affected by the 111 MW Rasuwagadhi hydropower project, and they are hopeful that all kinds of structures will be built in the next two/four years. 




Customs inspection Building Area Under Construction 





Parking area with a capacity of 500 trucks under construction. 




The construction of a service building near Miteri Bridge to support daily operations. 




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