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|