Foreign Currency and Credit Cards


Payment in hotels, travel agencies, and airlines are made in foreign exchange, Credit cards like Master and Visa are accepted at major hotels, shops, and restaurants and ATM is widely in use in Kathmandu and Pokhara and some other cities and towns.

Major Banks, hotels and exchange counters at Tribhuvan International Airport provide services for exchanging foreign currency, more over you can find better rate in money exchange shop in the towns, Exchange rates are published in English dailies such as The Rising Nepal, The Kathmandu Post and The Himalayan Times. Nepali currency notes are found in denominations of Rupees 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 and Coins are found in denominations of Rupees 5, 2 and 1. One rupee equals 100 paisa.  

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