Currency In Nepal

The Nepalese rupee is used as the official currency in Nepal (currency code: NPR). Travelers can anticipate seeing the symbols Rs or NRs for the local currency. The size of Nepalese banknotes varies depending on their value and ranges from 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1,000. There are also rarely used 1, 2, 25, and 250 rupee notes, although you might not see them. The value of rupee coins ranges from 1, 2, 5, or 10, though the 5- and 10-rupee coins are less popular. 100 paisa (p), which are symbolized by the coins 1, 5, 10, 25, and 50 paisa, can be obtained from a single rupee.

Many establishments in Nepal do not accept credit cards as payment, despite the fact that certain big hotels, shops, and restaurants might. Cash should always be available for everyday transactions. However, as of today, after COVID-19, you can pay online in a variety of locations throughout Nepal, making it easier for visitors from outside of the country to travel and enjoy Nepal.

In contrast to other locations, Nepal's currency exchange services offer similar exchange rates. Because of this, in Nepal, it usually doesn't matter where you convert your currency (ATM, hotel, money exchanger, etc). Do your best to use your rupees or convert them back to your own money before departing Nepal, though, as Nepalese rupees are typically not convertible outside of the country. One easy method is to pay a portion of your hotel bill with the excess money when you check out.