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Currency Doubt

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Currency Doubt

Hi friends,ill be traveling to Nepal in the next 2-3 days,Im carrying Indian currency with me,can u tell me if it can be converted into Nepal rupee easily at the Kathmandu airport and if yes then what is the conversion rate these days?...If not then should i carry USD with me?

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1. Re: Currency Doubt

Hi

Indian rupees are easily exchanged in KTM. The rate is fixed at 1 INR to 1.6 NPR with some commission on that. The commission is likely to be higher in the airport so maybe change enough to pay fpr the taxi to central KTM (though the driver might accept INR in payment).

Be aware that INR 500 and 1000 notes are illegal in Nepal..

scoodly

Edited: 18 October 2013, 16:16
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3. Re: Currency Doubt

#1 has already nailed this thread and all I can add is that most places in Kathmandu will accept INR at 1 to 1.6, so you won’t have any problems either way

Good Luck and Happy Safe Travels

Rob

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Don't bring Ic 500 n 1000 they are not accepted. Or if you are travelling by land then change them in boarder money exchange preferably India side if u have any . I am 100% sure they will change your Ic into nrs. If you travelling via air get ic changed to USD in India to be safe

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5. Re: Currency Doubt

Please advise what currency I should take for trip next week - just US$ or can I get nepalese rupees in uk?

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6. Re: Currency Doubt

Hi again HK_21

If you can avoid the issue of a large bundle of small denomination notes then there is no need to change to USD and incur two lots of conversion costs. Hopefully another Indian national will post from experience.

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#5

If you are coming from the UK then there is no need to exchange the bulk of your money into US $’s – Personally I would exchange enough for your visa on arrival and to buy snacks en-route, so maybe $100 – The rest I would take in GBP’s on a mixture of Cash and Traveller’s Cheques and use plastic for backup

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Good Luck and Happy Safe Travels

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Hi Ty

The rupees s not traded internationally so there are no official sources. Also it's illegal to take rupees in and out of Nepal.

The GBP is easily exchanged so no need incur two lots of conversions costs. Many prices are quoted in USD but this for ease of comparison, and rupees are used to pay for stuff. That said, if you are agetting a visa on arrival, it might be cheaper to pay in USD.

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