General costs and ATMs in Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar, Nepal
General costs and ATMs in Namche Bazaar Reviews
Making sure you have enough dosh May 17, 2011
Prices have doubled and tripled since December 1999, so you'll need at around 1500 NPR to see you through the day without the stress of counting your rupees comfortably including the occasional hot shower, chocolate bar and having to buy extra supplies of big-roll.
There are no ATMs in Namche Bazaar but you can make a "cash advance" through a debit card at lodges and shops at 10% service charge.
If you make purchases at a shop/lodge using your card, there's a 5% service charge, and if you make a cash advance at these places, they'll provide this service at 8% charge.
Thus, best thing to do is to withdraw cash in Kathmandu, although you may not be comfortable carrying huge amounts of money with you ...
Part of the Chola Pass Trek, 2011 travel blog
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