The official currency is the Nepali Rupee (NPR), which is divided into 100 paisa. As 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. Both Euro and US dollar travellers cheques are widely accepted in tourist areas and can be cashed easily in most banks and major hotels throughout the country. 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 places 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 1||NPR 5||NPR 10||NPR 100||NPR 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.01||A$ 0.06||A$ 0.12||A$ 1.15||A$ 11.54|
|Canada||C$ 0.01||C$ 0.06||C$ 0.12||C$ 1.21||C$ 12.14|
|Ireland||€ 0.01||€ 0.05||€ 0.09||€ 0.94||€ 9.39|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.01||NZ$ 0.07||NZ$ 0.15||NZ$ 1.50||NZ$ 14.98|
|South Africa||R 0.10||R 0.50||R 1.01||R 10.05||R 100.54|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.01||£ 0.04||£ 0.08||£ 0.78||£ 7.77|
|United States of America||US$ 0.01||US$ 0.06||US$ 0.12||US$ 1.19||US$ 11.89|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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