The currency denomination of Nepal is NPR (Nepalese Rupees). Foreign currencies must be exchanged from banks and authorized exchange dealers. You can find many money exchange counters and agencies in Kathmandu and other cities.
The major credit cards like VISA/MASTER/AMEX and Discover are accepted in major hotels and shopping malls. Convertible currencies are Dollar (US, Australia, Hong Kong, Canadian and Singapore), Euro, Pound, Yen (Japan) etc. You have the privilege to exchange Nepalese rupees back to your currency at the airport before leaving Kathmandu for home after your holiday finishes in Nepal.
You can find many ATM machines in Kathmandu and other cities of Nepal. The ATM machine operated for 24 hours a day. We suggest to use the ATM machines during the office hours. We do not recommend you to carry more cash while traveling in isolated places.
There are many banks in Kathmandu and other cities of Nepal. The normal banking hours are 9:30 AM till 5 PM but some banks opens evening and morning counters to facilitate the customers. The banks remain closed on Saturday and on public holidays. Money can also be sent/received from express services like Western Union and Money Gram.
Time and Business Hours:
The normal business hour is from 10 AM to 5 PM. Saturday is a government holiday in Nepal. Hospital and emergency services are open 24/7. Banks operate its services in the normal business hours. Restaurants, hotels and bars are open till late night. Shopping malls and stores open till 8 or 9 PM. Usually, it is safe to travel in odd hours in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara but traveling in the odd hours in isolated area is not recommended.