Budgets and Currency
Introduced in 1932, the official currency of Nepal is the Nepalese currency that is issued by the Nepal Rastra Bank. Generally, the Nepalese Rupees has a lower value than that of other international currencies. Hence, you can enjoy exchange Nepalese currency in a lower amount of your native currency. The exchange rates may vary every day depending on the rates issued by the central bank of Nepal.
You can easily exchange your currency to Nepalese in the money exchange outlets that are easily available almost everywhere around the city areas. However, the trekking routes in the higher altitudes may not entertain such facility. You may find a few in the lower altitudinal areas. Hence, it is recommended that you have your currency exchanged on the first day you land in Nepal.
Facts that you should be aware of while carrying foreign notes to Nepal:
Please avoid carrying foreign currency notes that are old, worn off, torn or faded as these are not accepted anywhere in the country. Please make sure you carry clean and new bills.
If you, however, are carrying Indian currency, make sure you have all 100 bills as 500 and 1000 bills are strictly banned in the country and if found importing the person can be fined.
Extra Expenditure/Emergency Funds: -
Our offerings are exclusive of meals, drinks, shopping, and activities that our travellers add during their holidays. Hence, we request our valued guests to be very sensible while spending money on things that are not included in our offered treks and tours. However, all our offerings are clearly mentioned in each itinerary in the trips that have special offerings involved. We recommend you allocate tentatively NPR 3,500 to 4,500 per day per person for your daily 4 meals (breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and dinner).
Few of the circumstances that are beyond one’s control like weather conditions, political instability, natural disasters may call for emergencies and may cause unavoidable changes in the regular itineraries. Hence, it is recommended you carry an extra USD 500 and keep yourself safe.