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Travel advise: payments in Nepal
Jet off well-informed to Nepal. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Nepal.
You won't be able to use your international credit/debit card in Nepal, unless it's in one of the big international hotels or large supermarkets and shopping malls in Kathmandu.
Card charges will be added to the bill, 30p to £5 per transaction. Most local shops in Nepal won't take card payments at all. This is also the case for nearly all cafes, local restaurants and for all taxis, public transport, street vendors and tour guides.
If you are going to pay by card in Nepal: Be aware of currency conversion fees: British banks may charge heavily for international card payments made in Nepal. In addition, your bank's NPR to GBP exchange rate may not be so good. This is how banks make money. Before using your bank card for payments in Nepal, it's certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
Cash is an essential means of payment in Nepal. You'll need to take cash with you, or exchange it at the airport, if you visit Nepal. Local ATMs will charge a hefty conversion fee.
We recommend taking a good amount of NPR cash with you on your trip to Nepal. Especially if you plan to travel around in Nepal or if you go trekking in the Himalaya mountain ranges.
Price in Nepal are much lower than prices in the UK. On average the cost of living in Nepal is is 55% lower than the cost of living in the UK.
For a coffee in a cafe in Kathmandu, expect to pay around 150-200 NPR. A three course-meal in a mid range restaurant in Nepal's capital city will cost you around 600 NPR.
In Nepal, when you're in a restaurant or cafe where the bill is brought to the table, you should leave a tip of 10-20%.
Banknotes in Nepal
Nepal's current set of banknotes has an image of Mount Everest in the Himalaya on the front side. The older Nepalese Rupee banknotes had the image of the old King. These older notes are no longer used for payments. The current set of Nepalese banknotes consists of 5 NPR, 10 NPR, 20 NPR, 50 NPR, 100 NPR, 500 NPR and 1000 NPR.
Banknotes in Nepal are often in a well used condition: They may be quite tatty and well worn, sometimes dirty. Wash your hands often.
Coins in Nepal
Nepalese coins are in only two denominations: 1 rupee and 2 rupees. Like the banknotes, they feature an image of Mt. Everest.
Nepal's currency import and export regulations
Foreign currencies with a value over $2000 USD must be declared upon arrival and when exiting Nepal.
Ordering Nepalese Rupees online
Order Nepalese Rupees online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Nepalese Rupees online.
Selling back Nepalese Rupees
If you have Nepalese Rupees to sell, follow this link to exchange Nepalese Rupees to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'NPR Nepalese Rupee'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover Nepalese Rupees.