The basics of Nepal & Money
Do you need to bring US dollars in Nepal?
Where to buy your Nepalese Rupees?
Are there ATMs available in Nepal?
Is EFPOST a thing in Nepal?
Do I tip in Nepal?
Tipping of guides, porters and service staff.
Is the cost of accomodation & food on treks negotiable in Nepal?
Ah, no. These might have been a few year ago but in recent years the small communities that host guests houses, tea shops and restaraunts on the mountains have formed tourism committees. These committees settle the price of accommodation and food within the guest house. So you won’t find anywhere cheaper in the small tourist towns on the treks. Also note that if you do decide to BYO food or decide to eat elsewhere the guest houses will charge you at least DOUBLE for your nights accommodation.
A note on trekking food – in Pokhara we found that several supermarkets sold trekking food. Even the dehydrated meals. Which is grand, as you don’t need to bring them from home. The only thing is that they are expensive. Like really expensive. Way more expensive than buying from home and even more expensive than buying food on the mountain. You can easily buy snacks, and museli bars for trekking in town. But for main meals just cough up the cash and buy locally on the mountain where you can.
How much do things cost in Nepal? And how can I budget for a trip in Nepal.
Nepal is an affordable country.
So there you are. An over all guide to dealing with money in Nepal. Got questions? Let me know in the comments below and as per usual I’ll answer them all.
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