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149 posts
59 reviews

I am doing a trip Nepal,Tibet then back to Nepal in September.

Is it allowed to take Nepal currency into Tibet?

If not, is it a case of spending it all before flying to Tibet and exchanging monies back into Nepal cuurency in Nepal. on my return.

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239 posts
2 reviews
1. Re: currency


Nice to know your trip to Nepal & Tibet in September. Nepalese currency in Tibet (China) is worthless. Better to change your remaining Nepalsese Rupees into USD before flying to Tibet and exchange to Rupees when you return to Kathmandu.

Enjoy the trip.....!

Settle, United...
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for Nepal, Annapurna Region
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2,385 posts
147 reviews
2. Re: currency

Why go to the expense of changing money twice ?

Yes - your Nepalese currency will not be of any use in Tibet (or anywhere else other than Nepal) but as you intend to return to Nepal after the Tibet visit why not simply stick it out of the way in your wallet / bag / shoe and spend it on your return ?

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293 posts
74 reviews
3. Re: currency



NPR is of no use in tibet. If you have nepali currency you can store it with your extra luggages while you go to tibet in your hotel and can use while you return to nepal.or simply keep aside in your wallet for using it in return.

Thank you

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858 posts
159 reviews
4. Re: currency

Alanyeti is absolutely spot on. We were in the same situation and just took the Nepal currency with us to Tibet and used it when we came back in.

5. Re: currency

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