Foreign Currency and Credit Cards

Credit cards like American Express, Master, and Visa are accepted at major hotels, shops, and restaurants.  ATM is widely in use in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and other major touristic areas.
Major banks, hotels and exchange counters at Tribhuvan International Airport provide services for exchanging foreign currency.Exchange rates are published in English dailies such as The Rising Nepal, The Kathmandu Post and The Himalayan Times. Nepali currency notes are found in denominations of Rupees 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. Coins are found in denominations of Rupees 5, 2 and 1. One rupee equals 100 paisa. You need small bills for water, snacks, entrance fees etc so ask for small rupee while exchanging money.