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ATMS in Nepal

Are ATMS in Kathmandu reliable?
12 years ago, April 1st 2009 No: 1 Msg: #67856  
Howdy, Im coming to nepal to trek for 6 weeks from Australia. Am finding it a little hard to get Nepalise rupees in Australia to pay for guides and treking permits ect when I arrive. Are the ATMS reliable in Nepal? Any advise would be great. Cheers all. Reply to this

12 years ago, April 1st 2009 No: 2 Msg: #67864  
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Hi Ben,

Welcome to TravelBlog.

Some trekking companies accept $US - could be an option. Reply to this

12 years ago, April 1st 2009 No: 3 Msg: #67900  
Hi Ben

Kathmandu and Pokhara both have multiple ATM from a number of different banks which accept international cards. You shouldn't experience any issues. There are also a huge number of currency exchange booths which will be happy to exchange dollars for you!

Enjoy your trekking. Reply to this

12 years ago, April 2nd 2009 No: 4 Msg: #67909  
Awsome thanks for the advise. Cheers all Reply to this

12 years ago, April 5th 2009 No: 5 Msg: #68293  
Namaste Ben,

Don't worry we accept your any international card like Master and Visa Card. You can use TC also. We have more currency exchange booths, they will agree for change any currencies. Welcome!

Sukkim Lama
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12 years ago, April 6th 2009 No: 6 Msg: #68447  
Thanks Sukkim all the best to you. Reply to this

11 years ago, April 21st 2009 No: 7 Msg: #70295  
Yes most of the travel company in Nepal accept foreign currency but the most popular is US$, ATM is works most of the city in Nepal. Most of the hotel and travel company also accept VISA/Master card payment but they take little commission which may be worthy for you.

Anyway do not worry everything is quite easy in Nepal for currency issues.


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10 years ago, July 12th 2010 No: 8 Msg: #115460  
Yes, now a day in Kathmandu there are so many travel company are establish, those establish company accept foreign currency easily, that's why you don't have to problem about your currency. you have get easily and to exchange your currency. And also they were accept your VISA or MASTER card. and you have to pay low commission to exchange your currency.

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10 years ago, July 16th 2010 No: 9 Msg: #115811  
Your question we guess is about currency exchange. There are simply too many places you can convert foreign currency to Nepali Rupees.

However, if you meant to say you are concerned about availability and reliability of ATMs, you should not worry. They use the ATMs that the West uses, same technology, perhaps every better and as long as the ATMs have a good stock of notes, it will keep dispensing. Currently, all major cities in Nepal have 24 hr ATMs. Reply to this

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