Nepal has modern banking facilities and some international banks even have offices in major cities like Butwal (near the resort), Kathmandu and Pokhara. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such as American Express, Visa, and Mastercard are accepted here. All visitors are required to exchange their money through the bank or authorized agents. In Kathmandu, the banks with money exchange counters are found everywhere and most hotels also have exchange counters. We also provide this facility in the resort. These facilities to change money are quick and convenient. It is necessary to ask for receipts when money is changed. On the return journey, if one is left with Nepalese rupees they can be exchanged in to certain currency (such as, dollars, pounds) you require. Remember to retain Rs. 700 for airport tax when departing on flights to SAARC Countries (India, Bhutan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives) or Rs.1000.00 for all other international destinations.
Exchange rates are published in English dailies such as The Rising Nepal, The Kathmandu Post and The Himalayan Times. Nepalese Rupees are found in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. Coins are found in denominations of 10, 25 and 50 paisa. One rupee equals 100 paisa.