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How to bring money to Nepal

2nd July 2013

Nepal is not an expensive country at all and even when foreign visitors are forced to pay more than Nepalese (for National Park permits, museum admission, and even domestic airfare) prices are not high. The present denominations of Nepalese currency in production are Notes – 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1,000 rupees; Coins – 1, 2, and 5 rupees. Nepali rupees

Exchanging foreign currency and paying by card

If you have a trip to Nepal planned, you can bring money Nepal either in cash or a traveler check. And also can bring a VISA CARD, CREDIT CARD, MASTER CARD, etc. It’s easy to pay your trip cost by card. Also can be pay hotel stay or restaurant bills by card. What you need to know about where to exchange foreign currency for the Nepalese rupee. Changing money in Nepal is easy. Kathmandu has a large number of exchange centers, most of them in Thamel, the tourist hub of the city. The cash or travel check can change nearby bank in Kathmandu city or money changer around Kathmandu in Thamel. You can also exchange foreign currency for the Nepalese rupee at the airport itself or in banks. The exchange rates are quite competitive and the commission is negligible. This only applies to some foreign currencies listed on Nepal Rastra Bank’s, website, though, and other currencies are not changeable anywhere in Nepal.

ATMs in Kathmandu & Pokhara

The easiest way to bring money access funds in Nepal is through ATM machines. Machines have sprung up all over the major cities of Nepal in the last few years and can be found next to banks. Some of the popular trekking routes available are the facilities of ATMs, such as Annapurna circuit trek (Jomsom available ATMs) and also Everest base camp trek (Lukla & Namche Bazaar available ATMs). The flat-rate charges are small, and exchange rates are normally reasonable. Your bank can advise you on the conversion rate and fees you can expect.

Sending money to Nepal

Sending money to Nepal is easier now through bank transfer/Western Union money transfer/Money gram and World remit. You can use any of the services to send money to Nepal. They will make certain charges to send money. Nepali coin

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