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Foreign Exchange Guide to Nepal

Read this currency guide to Nepal with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/NPR=113.7591]

 
Nepal
Country Code:
NP
Domestic Currency:
Nepalese Rupee
Symbol - Code:
₨ NPR
Telephone Prefix:
+977

This is a foreign exchange guide to Nepal, the Nepalese Rupee currency plus NPR transfers and travel tips.


In this Nepal currency guide we take a look at :

  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 .


Is the Nepalese Rupee a closed currency?

Yes the Nepalese Rupee is a closed currency. Which means that you may find it difficult to purchase the currency (NPR) before departure and will probably need to buy it upon arrival. If you do manage to buy some of the currency or have some left over from a previous trip, make sure you are aware if you are allowed to bring this closed currency into the country.

For more information and a full list of closed currencies please refer to our guide: What is a closed currency?


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 USD to NPR 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.


USD-NPR 3 Month chart
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USDNPR 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.

 

Travel money for Nepal

 

As mentioned above, the Nepalese Rupee is a closed currency. Which means that you may find it difficult (or be permitted) to purchase the currency (NPR) before departure and will need to buy it upon arrival in Nepal.

For these types of destinations, using a pre-paid travel card is a good solution. As no travel cards support loading closed currencies like the NPR you will incur currency conversion or foreign transaction fees if you use a travel money card in Nepal.

However, using a pre-paid travel card is still a good idea as you can avoid ATM fees and also you can avoid using (and losing!) your main bank or debit/credit card.

   

Nepal Trip Checklist    

 
  1. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Nepal
  2. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

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).


Get a better deal for foreign transfers 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!

   

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Popular NPR cross rates


NPR/USD - Nepalese Rupee to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.0087811 Week
18 Jan 20190.0087991 Month
21 Aug 20180.0089496 Months
17 Feb 20180.0097371 Year
17 Feb 20170.0092892 Years
18 Feb 20140.01015 Years
19 Feb 20090.013410 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.0077541 Week
18 Jan 20190.0077401 Month
21 Aug 20180.0077316 Months
17 Feb 20180.0078481 Year
17 Feb 20170.0087512 Years
18 Feb 20140.0073165 Years
19 Feb 20090.010610 Years

NPR/GBP - Nepalese Rupee to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.0067881 Week
18 Jan 20190.0068331 Month
21 Aug 20180.0069346 Months
17 Feb 20180.0069411 Year
17 Feb 20170.0074842 Years
18 Feb 20140.0060355 Years
19 Feb 20090.00937410 Years

NPR/JPY - Nepalese Rupee to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.96431 Week
18 Jan 20190.96591 Month
21 Aug 20180.98546 Months
17 Feb 20181.03521 Year
17 Feb 20171.04832 Years
18 Feb 20141.02955 Years
19 Feb 20091.264310 Years

NPR/AUD - Nepalese Rupee to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.01241 Week
18 Jan 20190.01231 Month
21 Aug 20180.01226 Months
17 Feb 20180.01231 Year
17 Feb 20170.01212 Years
18 Feb 20140.01125 Years
19 Feb 20090.020810 Years

NPR/CAD - Nepalese Rupee to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.01171 Week
18 Jan 20190.01171 Month
21 Aug 20180.01176 Months
17 Feb 20180.01221 Year
17 Feb 20170.01222 Years
18 Feb 20140.01105 Years
19 Feb 20090.016910 Years

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