The official currency is the Nepali Rupee (NPR), which is divided into 100 paisa. As getting change can be a problem it is recommended that visitors have a supply of small notes handy. Tourist activities are often quoted in US Dollars and it is advisable to carry new dollar bills in varied denominations. There are ATMs in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted in many tourist hotels, shops, restaurants and travel agencies. Banks and moneychangers are present in all tourist centres and in the major cities. All receipts from foreign exchange transactions should be kept so rupees can be exchanged back into foreign currencies on departure. Cash is needed when trekking.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Nepal||NPR 100||NPR 1,000||NPR 10,000||NPR 100,000||NPR 1,000,000|
|Australia||AUD 1.29||AUD 12.92||AUD 129.18||AUD 1,291.79||AUD 12,917.86|
|Canada||CAD 1.27||CAD 12.70||CAD 127.05||CAD 1,270.49||CAD 12,704.89|
|Ireland||EUR 0.90||EUR 9.03||EUR 90.32||EUR 903.21||EUR 9,032.14|
|New Zealand||NZD 1.34||NZD 13.38||NZD 133.75||NZD 1,337.52||NZD 13,375.17|
|South Africa||ZAR 12.42||ZAR 124.17||ZAR 1,241.66||ZAR 12,416.62||ZAR 124,166.19|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.77||GBP 7.74||GBP 77.44||GBP 774.39||GBP 7,743.87|
|United States of America||USD 0.95||USD 9.51||USD 95.08||USD 950.75||USD 9,507.51|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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