Rasuwagadi : The Historical Tourist Destination in Rasuwa District



Rasuwagadi district is named after Rasuwagadi.


Rasuwagadi Gosaikunda village municipality ward no. Of Rasuwa district on the Nepal-China border. It is a century and a half old historical fort located at 2. Rasuwagadi is not only a major economic gateway with China but also a place with a glorious history of Nepal. Rasuwagadi has been built at the confluence of the Bhotekoshi River, which joins the Lingde River from the north and the Kerang River from the west. Rasuwagadi currently falls within the Langtang National Park.


The Nepalese army had fought four times with the Chinese army in a small 47-hole hole 60 feet long, 6 feet high and 6 feet wide to target the enemy in the high wall made of large stones. Rasuwagadi seems to be divided into two parts. The eastern and slightly northern part of the fort is at a high place and the western part is at a low place.

It is said that the army personnel will be stationed at the top of the fort on the west side and the commander will inspect it from the top of the fort on the east side. The complete structure of the fort cannot be seen at a glance.

The Kerung

History of Rasuwagadi

In the Nepal-Bhote war during the reign of Bahadur Shah, the Chinese army, which had been passing through this route to help the voters, had defeated the Nepalis and reached Betrawati. Later, after defeating the Tibetans in the Nepal-Bhote war during the reign of Jung Bahadur, the Nepalese army reached Kerung and Digarva via the fort. The fort was built in 1912 BS.



It is also considered a witness of Nepali history. During the reign of Bahadur Shah and Jung Bahadur Rana, Nepali ancestors fought from this fort and won the war with Tibet. In ancient times, it was a major gateway for trade between Nepal and Bhote. During the reign of Anshu Burma in the Lichhavi period, his daughter Bhrukuti used to do housework through this checkpoint.

It is the main traditional historical trade gateway as trade with Tibet is carried out through Rasuwagadi even during the Mallaka period. Until the latter half of the Middle Ages, the place seems to have been known as a major trade route and center. It is mentioned in the history of Nepal during the reign of Bahadur Shah that the Chinese army reached Nepal and reached Betrawati after defeating Nepal.

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Natural Beauty of Rasuwagadi

From this fort, one can see the confluence of Linde and Kerung rivers and the confluence of Bhotekoshi river.

Kerung Pass

Tourism promotion

A new pillar has been constructed in Rasuwagadi. The national flag of Nepal has been replaced in a pillar constructed by the Kalijung Battalion of the Nepal Army deployed for the protection of Langtang National Park. On the front of the pillar erected by the army is a replacement inscription and on the left is a brief history of Rasuwagadi in English and on the right in Nepali. This will show the history of Rasuwagadi and also help in the promotion of tourism.


Tourist potential of Rasuwagadi

This fort is important not only for historical and archeological reasons but also from a tourist point of view. If the fort is well preserved and its historical significance, important events related to the fort and Naka in the past and its past and future effects are mentioned, a significant number of domestic and foreign tourists can come to see this fort.

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