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Currency

The official currency of Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee. Approximate conversion rates (as at July 2017) are:

US$1:        102 rupees

NZ$1:        76 rupees

A$1:          81 rupees

For today's currency rates click here.

US$ are accepted by most shops and hotels.

There are many official and unofficial money exchangers in Kathmandu, most offering similar rates for conversion of US$ into Rupees.

Cash is far more commonly used than credit card. Travellers’ cheques can be cashed at banks and hotels.