Tatopani, Sindhupalchok

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Suspension bridge over the Kali Gandaki river near Tatopani.
Suspension bridge over the Kali Gandaki river near Tatopani.
Tatopani is located in Nepal
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 27°59′N 85°56′E / 27.98°N 85.93°E / 27.98; 85.93Coordinates: 27°59′N 85°56′E / 27.98°N 85.93°E / 27.98; 85.93
Country   Nepal
ZoneBagmati Zone
DistrictSindhupalchok District
 • Total3,102
 • Religions
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (Nepal Time)

Tatopani is a village in Sindhupalchok District in the Bagmati Zone of central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 3102 and had 613 houses in the village. Majority people are of ethnic Sherpa and Tamang. Historically and today, it is a huge trading post between Nepal and China. People living here speak Nepali and Tibetan.[1] The actual border crossing is at Kodari.

2015 Nepal earthquake[edit]

The village was affected by the earthquake on 25 April 2015. A joint coordination committee among all political parties in the three constituencies of the Sindhupalchok district was formed to carry out a rescue mission in the village.[2] On 1 May, a Nepali Army rescue helicopter went 65 kilometres to Tatopani from Kathmandu to rescue 40 people.[3]


  1. ^ "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Retrieved 2008-08-24.
  2. ^ "Death toll in quake-hit Sindhupalchok stands at 1‚820". The Himalayan. The Himalayan. 1 May 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  3. ^ Sriram, Jayant (1 May 2015). "Army finds it tough to reach aid to Nepal villages". The Hindu. The Hindu. Archived from the original on 2015-05-01. Retrieved 1 May 2015.