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How risky is taking cash to Nepal

almost 5 years ago about Nepal

I've researched all the options & would appreciate feedback to this plan from people with out a vested interest ie my bank!! plan to take a credit card for higher cost activities & accomodation, but when I've looked at options for having cash readily accessible for day to day costs the charges seem too much. Travel cards wont load rupees , surprise I so we would be at risk of being at least doubly charged for each withdrawel from the card supplier this end, New Zealand then again by ATM supplier in Nepal. Considering taking NZ $ CASH to change daily ..thoughts? Are their safe's we could hire to store cash.. aprox looking at budget of $nz100 for a couple...adequate

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    You are advised to bring US or AUD cash with you which is easily exchangeable in Nepal and it is safe to bring cash with you. However, tourists having ATM with them incase if they don't like to bring cash while traveling. There are many ATM centers available in main touristic places. Thank You !! almost 5 years ago

    • Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I'm a little confused though, are you meaning that banks won't exchange New Zealand dollars in cash? Lisa Davies almost 5 years ago
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    Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I'm a little confused though, are you meaning that banks won't exchange New Zealand dollars in cash? almost 5 years ago

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    We just returned from Nepal. We brought in dollars, Indian rupees, and Nepal rupees. Flew in and out of Kathmandu 8 times. No problems. almost 5 years ago

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    Nearly shops will take US and Australian dollars. As usual, watch out for the exchange rate they give you.There are many moony-changing offices as well. NZ dollars are not seen that often.

    One can find thieves anywhere but Nepal is not a high risk place. Nepalese people are amongst the nicest and open that I've met. Just take the usual precautions. almost 5 years ago

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    Its important to bring cash. We found most ATM's would not let us withdraw cash using an Australian credit card. Also the airport has apparently banned 500 and 1000 Indian rupee, we weren't checked but confiscation and a fine is possible. AUD or USD is readily exchanged at major hotels for a fee. over 4 years ago

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    I only used dollars everybody took them,you get rupees back. Hotels exchange money. No problem with getting robed. Just cheated a little if Your not careful.
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    ATMs are easy and everywhere (in Kathmandu). Just be sure to advise your card provider that you are traveling to Nepal so they will not stop your ATM transactions. over 4 years ago

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