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Foreign Exchange Guide to Nepal

This currency guide to Nepal helps you choose the best way to save money on NPR transfers and travel money.    [HKD/NPR=14.54]

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Nepalese Rupee
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This is a foreign exchange guide to Nepal, the Nepalese Rupee currency plus sending 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 HKD to NPR exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

HKD/NPR 90-DAY TREND: At 14.52 HKD to NPR is trading near the average 14.54 with a range 14.4 to 14.71. ALERT: HKD/NPR has dropped to 14-DAY LOWS.
09 Dec, 2019 16:03-EST 21:03-GMT 08:03-AEDT(+1D)

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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NPR/USD - Nepalese Rupee to United States Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00879509 Dec 2019
7 Day0.00871903 Dec 2019
30 Day0.00876810 Nov 2019
3 Month0.00872011 Sep 2019
1 Year0.00876510 Dec 2018
5 Year0.010111 Dec 2014
10 Year0.014012 Dec 2009

NPR/EUR - Nepalese Rupee to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.00795009 Dec 2019
7 Day0.00786703 Dec 2019
30 Day0.00795510 Nov 2019
3 Month0.00791711 Sep 2019
1 Year0.00771810 Dec 2018
5 Year0.00810011 Dec 2014
10 Year0.00952612 Dec 2009

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

1 Day0.00669009 Dec 2019
7 Day0.00670803 Dec 2019
30 Day0.00685310 Nov 2019
3 Month0.00706911 Sep 2019
1 Year0.00697810 Dec 2018
5 Year0.00638811 Dec 2014
10 Year0.00859812 Dec 2009

NPR/AUD - Nepalese Rupee to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.012909 Dec 2019
7 Day0.012703 Dec 2019
30 Day0.012810 Nov 2019
3 Month0.012711 Sep 2019
1 Year0.012210 Dec 2018
5 Year0.012211 Dec 2014
10 Year0.015312 Dec 2009

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