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The Cost of Air Cargo from China to Nepal

The Cost of Air Cargo from China to Nepal

You’re probably aware that Nepal is one of the biggest and leading economies of Asia.  Shipping from China to Nepal involves many factors such as location, cargo size, shipping mode (air, land – standard or express), and many more. For air cargo from China to Nepal, the corona virus has been profoundly disruptive, causing major delays in recent months. Production in China is essentially backed to normal, but COVID-19’s impact in Nepal is creating a variety of other challenges including a decline in demand and potential delays. Also, restrictions on air travel have significantly reduced air cargo capacity, leading to space constraints and price volatility.

Importing goods from China to Nepal is not a straightforward process as many tend to believe. The process involves a lot of documentation and inspection in both countries and is also time-consuming. This is why the expert services of freight forwarders are very important. Freight forwarders like Cargo Nepal exist to aid the quick transportation of items from one country to the other. It makes no sense to travel to China to ship your cargo when you can hire a forwarding agent like us to handle the procedure on your behalf.

Air cargo fares have surged due to the corona virus pandemic in recent months. Since the outbreak, airlines have given priority to transporting medical supplies, reducing the availability of regular products and causing prices to spike. The sender now has to pay almost 64.60 Yuan (US $ 10.00) to send a kilogram of goods from China to Nepal by air transport, more than four times the pre-corona virus rate. Air Courier in Nepal includes its popular services like UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc. These companies provide door to door service. When you ask your supplier to send you something via UPS, it shows up a few days later at your doorstep. This is exactly the service Cargo Nepal gives you. To find more about your cargo shipment from China to Nepal. call us at +977 15320150, 15320160. Since shipment prices are variable and lots of factors e.g weather condition, fuel price, pickup location, type of service, destination location, custom processing time can change the price.

In case you may need help in other modes of Cargo. When you’re shipping from China to Nepal, you can choose from one of four modes: Full Container Load (FCL) sea freight, Less Than Container Load (LCL) sea freight, air freight, or express. FCL means your goods fill an entire container while LCL means your goods do not fill an entire container. LCL shipping takes a few days longer than FCL and is cheaper.  Shipping by air in Nepal is generally faster but more expensive. When you have a small shipment and need it delivered as quickly as possible, you might consider express. Want instant freight quotes now from Cargo Nepal?


When importing from China to Nepal, you will need to pay customs duties and value added tax before shipping your products to the country. Customs and VAT can be significant according to your product. Custom duties in Nepal are generally assessed on the cost, insurance, and freight (CIF) value. Different products have different duty percentages, generally ranging from 0-12%, you’ll pay this percentage on the total value of the goods. Ever worried? Don't worry; we Cargo Nepal are here to handle your customs clearance. We also got your Insurance covered costing typically around 0.3% – 0.5% of your Commercial Invoice Value, which is the amount you paid for the goods.