The currencyis the Nepalese or Nepali Rupee (Rs or NRs). One Rsequals 100 Paisas. Currently, banknotes of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and 1 Rs are used.

Coins are not popular in Nepal and are almost always ignored in business. There are coins of 1, 5, 10 and 50 paisa and 1, 2 and 5 Rs. It is recommended to travel with bank notes of small value in less populated areas where high value bank notes are not easily accepted and keep the higher values for touristic areas.

ATM and creditcards

Yes, in Kathmandu and Pokhara. International credit cards (Master Card, Visa Cardetc) are also accepted in all leading hotels, shopping centers, bars and restaurants.

Cell phone

Contact your service provider and check if Nepalis included in their `Global roaming' package. Please note that not all regions of Nepal are covered by the GSM Network in Nepal.

Nepal country code: 977
Kathmandu City Code: 1 (e.g. 977 1 36 4437 KTM).


Nepal does not require any specific immunization for visitors. It is however best to take advice from your doctor before your departure to Nepal.