18,000 Chinese tourists enter Nepal through Rasuwagadi in 2017

25th Feb, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

RASUWA, Feb 25: 18,000 Chinese tourists have entered Nepal through the Rasuwagadhi border in 2017. According to the Immigration Office at Timure, 17,620 Chinese tourists entered Nepal through the Rasuwagadhi border in 2017.

After Rasuwagadhi was declared an international border crossing, tourists from different countries have started entering the country through the border point, including 23 tourists from Sweden, 18 from the US, and 17 from Denmark. Tourists from Australia, Switzerland, Germany, and Netherlands also entered Nepal through the border point.

Nepal has waived off visa charges for Chinese tourists. “Though Chinese can get visa of 150 days, most of the Chinese tourists come with a 30-day visa,” said Manoj Kumar Pokharel, Chief of the Timure Immigration Office.

Data provided by the office shows that 20 to 25 Chinese tourists enter Nepal via Rasuwagadhi border every day.