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About the currency
Coins and notes
Just like India, one rupee is divided into 100 paise. When it comes to shrapnel, you can get both Paise (1, 5, 10, 25 and 50) and Rupee (Re.1, Rs. 2, Rs. 5, Rs. 10) coins. Notes, however, only come as rupees in the form of Rs. 5, Rs. 10, Rs. 20, Rs. 50, Rs. 100, Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000.
You might find it difficult getting change for a Rs. 1000 note away from big cities, so it’s worth having some smaller notes and coins on hand.
Facts about the currency
- Nepal’s currency is pegged to the Indian Rupee at a rate of 1 INR = 1.6 NPR.
- In 2008 the monarchy was abolished. Since then, images of the king were replaced with pictures of Mount Everest on all banknotes.
- The NPR came into use in 1932, prior to this the silver mohar was used for almost 300 years.
- Nepal’s Rastriya Bank released Rs. 100, Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes with raised black dots, helping visually impaired people recognise the denominations.
Check out the exchange rate between the currencies. Want to wait for a particular rate? Simply sign up for a currency alert and we’ll give you a heads up when the Nepalese rupees has hit the magic number.