Tatopani / Zhangmu/ Kodari Border Finally Reopened

One of the main transit border between Nepal and Tibet (China) finally reopened on 29th May 2019 after four years. This border was closed four years ago right after devasted earthquake on 2015 in Nepal. Both Nepal and China government tried to reopen several times, but due to not completion of road, bridges and immigration office, it hasn’t been opened.

Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Matrika Prasad Yadav and Chinese officials jointly inaugurated the newly reconstructed main trade transit point between Nepal and China. Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi reached Tatopani on 29th May 2019 for this purpose. Temporary passes were provided to 10 Nepalis and four containers to enter China to bring in goods in the presence of the custom chiefs of both Nepal and China. The containers carrying Chinese goods are scheduled to enter the border crossing into Nepal today.

This border was used for both good transportation and travelers/tourist who visit one of the famous trekking routes Kailash. But currently this border is opened only for good transfers only. Tourist won’t be able to use this border till further notice.

Source: The Himalayan Times

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