The Nepali currency is the rupee. As of mid-May 2022 this is 125 NP to the US dollar. The US dollar is the currency in which ‘tourist activities’ are quoted and charged.
Prices suggested on this web-site are approximations, costs/prices vary on the pace that you want to travel at, the number in the group, the length of your trip, your preferred means of transport, the grade of hotel you want plus other factors. Once you have filled in our Contact Us Questionnaire/form either an itinerary can be proposed by us for you with an exact quote, or a quote can be given on an itinerary that you have suggested. Don’t forget we’re not shoving you on a pre-programmed trip, we’ll read and listen carefully to what you have to say and design a package to suit you.
For a trekking trip for 2+ people think a basic ballpark cost of US$ 60 each per day, this will cover guide, porters and accommodation on trek, but not transport to and from the trek, trekking permits etc.
How to pay? Ten per cent of the tour cost should be paid as a deposit before the trek is organized and the rest should be paid to the relevant company in Kathmandu (or Pokhara) before your adventures begin.
NB most price estimates given on this web-site assume a group of 2, expect to pay less per person for a larger group or more per person on a single person trip. If trekking then single people on tea-house treks can be dealt with much more cost effectively than single people on camping treks.
Living costs in Kathmandu will vary but allow at least US$ 30 per day (above your accommodation) plus extra money for shopping.
For adventure activity cash requirements please read Trekking Requirements.
US$ is the benchmark currency within the Nepali tourist industry for price quotes, but don’t expect dollars to be useful anywhere except in the 2 tourist centres in Kathmandu and Pokhara. You should bring enough US dollars to pay for your visa and, if you’re taking one, a taxi away from the airport. The most efficient means of exchange is with US$ 100 bills at the various money changers in Thamel (the tourist quarter in Kathmandu) and it is easy to exchange all convertible foreign currencies with them. If a sufficient amount is to be exchanged then rates can be negotiated, ask round. NB US$ always have to be in crisp, uninked condition. Get a couple of quotes first.
A taxi from the airport to your hotel is around US$ 6, though we can pick you up no problem.
Don’t forget to carry a considerable amount of small rupee notes when in the countryside for any purchases that you may wish to make, small tips for photos etc.