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The official currency of Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee. Approximate conversion rates (as at September 2019) are:

US$1:        114 rupees

NZ$1:        73 rupees

A$1:          78 rupees

For today's currency rates click here.

US$ are accepted by most shops and hotels.

There are many official and unofficial money exchangers in Kathmandu, most offering similar rates for conversion of US$ into Rupees.

Cash is far more commonly used than credit card. Travellers’ cheques can be cashed at banks and hotels.