Accepting Currency Information

Accepting Currency Information

Payment in hotels, trekking/travel agencies, and airlines are made in foreign exchange. Most of the International Cards  including Visa Card, Master Card, JCB, Maestro, Americal Express etc. are widely accepted by hotels, restaurants and leading travel/trekking agents. The receipts may be needed to change left-over Nepalese Rupees into hard currency before leaving the country. However, only 10 percent of the total amount may be converted by the bank. ATM and Debit cards are widely in use in major cities such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini etc. 

Nepalese Rupees are found in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. One rupee equals 100 paisa. The rate regularly fluctuates and is fixed and published by Nepal Rastra Bank every other day.

Nepal Rastra Bank, the central bank of Nepal has allow to accept the following foreign currencies to make the transaction in Nepal

 1. Indian Rupee  6. Australian Dollar  11. Saudi Arab Riyal  16. South Korea Won
 2. U.S.Dollar  7. Canadian Dollar  12. Qatari Riyal  17. Swedish Kornad
 3. Euro  8. Singapore Dollar  13. Thai Bhat  18. Danish Korna
 4. Pound Sterling  9. Japanese Yen  14. UAE Dirham  19. Hong Kong Dollar
 5. Swiss Franc  10. Chinese Yuan  15. Malaysian Ringit  


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  • VISA Card
  • Master Card
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