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Foreign Exchange Guide to Nepal

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Nepalese rupee
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The domestic currency in Nepal is the Nepalese rupee with currency code NPR. Read this foreign exchange guide to Nepal and the Nepalese rupee with money transfer and travel tips plus Nepalese rupee exchange cross rates.

In this guide we review :

  1. Nepalese rupee info - general info about the Nepalese rupee
  2. Nepalese rupee in the markets - recent NPR moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Nepal - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Nepalese rupee cash online - travel money for Nepal
  5. Sending money to Nepal - save on Nepalese rupee bank transfers to Nepal
  6. Nepalese rupee exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Nepalese rupee (NPR) general currency information

What is the Nepalese rupee currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Nepalese rupee is NPR and the symbol is .

Which countries use the Nepalese rupee?

It is the domestic currency in Nepal.

Nepalese rupee (NPR) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the NPR to USD exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.

NPR-USD 3 Month chart
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NPR currency converter

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Nepal

Nepal might be my favourite place, lovely people, stunning ancient cities, and of course the Himalayas. Do not trek alone, there are frequent changes to the paths due to avalanches and some can be risky. If you hear mule bells on a high path hug the wall. The mules coming will push everything out of their way and you want to be on the good side of that. Avoid water that is not bottled or boiled. Avoid raw vegetables and pre-cut fruit as much as possible.

Do not give money to beggars that you see on the streets. Even though they look pitiful, your giving away of money that will probably go to someone else.  Be sure to exchange back all the Nepalese currencies before you leave. They are not accepted (or even exchanged for that matter) outside of Nepal.

Do not fully rely on schedules and times that are committed to you whether in verbal or written while you are in Nepal . They may not commence in time as stated or committed and may end up disrupting all your subsequent schedule. Have time buffer as much as you can between your major plans and activities, especially if you have a hard stop date that you need to fly out by. You can get a visa for Nepal on arrival at the airport, if you are planning to apply for the Visa at the airport, make sure to have passport size photo available. Plan B is to have your photo taken at the booth at the airport.

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Travel money for Nepal

Save money and time by Ordering your Nepalese rupee online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the NPR cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Nepalese rupee otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Travel Money for Nepal

Compare ₨NPR Cash rates


Sending money to Nepal

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Nepal you need to start with finding out the latest Nepalese rupee foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).

Getting a better deal when sending money to Nepal

When sending money to Nepal it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Nepalese rupee amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted NPR amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Nepal.

Use our Send to NPR calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Nepalese rupee deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


Bank Transfers to Nepal

Compare ₨NPR Transfer Rates


Nepalese rupee - exchange rates - live and historic

Major NPR cross rates
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NPR/USD - Nepalese rupee to U.S. dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.0092721 Week
18 May 20180.0092331 Month
19 Dec 20170.0097886 Months
17 Jun 20170.0097021 Year
17 Jun 20160.0093152 Years
18 Jun 20130.01075 Years
19 Jun 20080.014410 Years

NPR/EUR - Nepalese rupee to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.0078681 Week
18 May 20180.0078311 Month
19 Dec 20170.0082686 Months
17 Jun 20170.0086661 Year
17 Jun 20160.0082612 Years
18 Jun 20130.0079965 Years
19 Jun 20080.00931310 Years

NPR/GBP - Nepalese rupee to British pound sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.0069121 Week
18 May 20180.0068541 Month
19 Dec 20170.0073126 Months
17 Jun 20170.0075941 Year
17 Jun 20160.0064872 Years
18 Jun 20130.0068445 Years
19 Jun 20080.00731910 Years

NPR/JPY - Nepalese rupee to Japanese yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20181.01481 Week
18 May 20181.02301 Month
19 Dec 20171.10616 Months
17 Jun 20171.07581 Year
17 Jun 20160.97112 Years
18 Jun 20131.02005 Years
19 Jun 20081.557010 Years

NPR/AUD - Nepalese rupee to Australian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.01221 Week
18 May 20180.01231 Month
19 Dec 20170.01286 Months
17 Jun 20170.01271 Year
17 Jun 20160.01262 Years
18 Jun 20130.01135 Years
19 Jun 20080.015210 Years

NPR/CAD - Nepalese rupee to Canadian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.01201 Week
18 May 20180.01191 Month
19 Dec 20170.01266 Months
17 Jun 20170.01281 Year
17 Jun 20160.01202 Years
18 Jun 20130.01095 Years
19 Jun 20080.014610 Years