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Using USD in Nepal

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Using USD in Nepal

I'm planning a trip to Nepal in Nov. Wondering if I can use USD everywhere or do I need to change some USD to rupees to take with me? I realize there are ATM's but I do like to have cash for incidentals. Thanks for any input!

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1. Re: Using USD in Nepal


Yes, in Nepal change the USD to rupees at a bank or money changer. Many things are quoted in USD for ease of comparison but rupees are used.

Only a visa on arrival cannot be paid for in rupees.


Edited: 28 September 2012, 21:59
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2. Re: Using USD in Nepal

Some places will require rupees -- buses, taxis, restaurants. You can probably pay your hotel bill in dollars, and other "big" expenses like that.

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3. Re: Using USD in Nepal

You can't get Nepalese Rupees outside Nepal. You can exchange US$ at the airport on arrival (though if you are being collected from the airport you'll be better off changing them in your hotel, a bank, or one of the numerous Exchange Bureaux in Thamel where you'll get a better rate. If you are not being collected, but need a taxi, change $10 at the airport)

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