Fishing Trip in Nepal

Nepal has always been underrated in terms of water sport in spite of being water rich country in the world. Amazingly as much as 118 varieties of fresh water fish are found in Himalayan waters. The majestic Golden Mahseer in the Far west region of Nepal and varieties of trout are the major delight and attractions of Fishing in Nepal. In recent times the nature and concept of Fishing in rivers has combined with rafting adding thrilling significance to this viable and lively adventure sport in Nepal. Fishing in Nepal along with river rafting is an extended form of adventure on water. This particular sport has gathered momentum over the years and visitors enjoy and follow this river extravaganza very closely. As rivers in Nepal such as Karnali, Netrawati, Trishuli, Koshi, Sun koshi and Pokhara are fish plenty and also a breeding ground for large and small varieties of fishes abundantly found here. Fishing Trip in Nepal with rafting has been targeted and has been an appealing adventure encounter accompanied with river rafting and kayaking categories

 

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The name Seti Karnali is a combination of two beautiful and long rivers flowing in the southern part of Nepal. Seti rivers flow from the southern part and joins Karnali river at the lower ends. It is popular for fishing and white water rafting, there are many fishing points in this 172 KM distance. The places like Kohelpur, Jungle Ghat, Scorpian beach, God’s House, Juicer, Flip and Strip, Thulighat, Rato Bhale Gaun, are the famous place for fishing in this river. You can expect to catch many species of fish including silver mahseer (Tor tor), Sahar, Bokar, giant catfish and many more.

You will have fun camping and catching fish during your 12 days trip. Seti Karnali river fishing is an unique trip which allows you to fish in one of the main river of Nepal. It is a combination of fishing, camping and rafting which will provide a unique experience for those who are seeking adventure.

Day 01: Pickup from airport and transfer to your hotel

Day 02: Drive/Fly to Nepalgunj again drive to Kohalpur  and drive near the river and camp.

Day 03: Fishing

Day 04: Camp at Scorpion beach and start fishing

Day 05: Fishing at Scorpion beach

Day 06: Rafting to God’s House and fishing there

Day 07: Today you will Raft toward Seti Karnali and start fishing and camping.

Day 08: Today is all about fishing.

Day 09: Today we will raft towards Thulighat and fishing with camping

Day 10: A day at Rato Bhale Gaun, fishing and camping

Day 11: Rafting to Ghat Gaun and fishing

Day 12: Rafting to Chisapani and head back to Kathmandu

US $800 per person by bus
US $1100 per person by flight

Overview

The Bheri River is the best river for fishing trip in Nepal. The river Bheri has its starting point in the Dolpo region of Nepal. The Bheri River cuts a wide valley as it runs west joining the Karnali, prior to the cuts it flows through the Chure Hills, pours out onto the plain of the Terai, and flows into Royal Bardiya National Park.

Furthermore, it has some of the best fishing in Nepal, stunning and varied panorama, lots of wildlife and intact villages. And, you will see two large streams- the Thuli (large) and the Sani (small) merging at Ramnagat to form the main Bheri River. En route you will come across pleasant little villages with prehistoric traditions.

You can either take a one and half an hour flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu or a 627 km long journey by road. The Bheri River is so far-off that it remains relatively an unexplored. The first part of the river is fairly hard-hitting with twists and turns which also includes several exhilarating contracted ravine section. The gorge is combined with wide valleys where there exist small villages. Also, the trip can be continued with a jungle tour in the Bardiya Wildlife Reserve. Towards the last part of this trip, rafters are probable to perceive the rare Gangetic dolphins that live in the calmer waters.

Himalayan River Fun will design Bheri River fishing trip and make it possible to witness striking scenery, good fishing spots, charming villages, ever-smiling local people, blue water, white beaches and attractive campsites.

Itenerary

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu 
After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be brought to your hotel in around twenty minutes. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight.

Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj or Drive to Nepalgunj
From Kathmandu we have an hour long flight with amazing sight of the Himalaya, and transfers to Samjhighat will take just about 3-4 hours. The drive itself is a distinctive experience, meandering up through the Siwalik Hills and passing through local villages. Overnight in the camp

Day 03: Fishing whole day
In the morning we will busy on breakfast. After morning activities we will busy for fishing in Bheri River. Whole day we will busy on fishing trips and overnight at camp or on a beach.

Day 04: Fishing and rafting
In the early morning we will go for fishing. You will busy but our team will prepare breakfast. We also brief our day activities in short time. After breakfast we again join the fishing trip as well as rafting is also possible. Overnight at beach or camp.

Day 05: Fishing and rafting
The whole day is for fishing and rafting. Overnight at camp or beach

Day 06: Fishing and rafting
Fishing as well as rafting like in the previous days, overnight at camping or beach.

Day 07: Fishing and rafting
Fishing and rafting like in previous days, overnight at camp or in beach

Day 08: Fishing and rafting
Enjoy in fishing and rafting with imaginary scene and scenery, We will make camp near by Chisapani. This is our last overnight in the River Bank, we will make camp fire and enjoy with last dinner, overnight in Tent.

Day 09: Fly back to Kathmandu and free day at Kathmandu
After short Fishing/Rafting we will be Chisapani, then we will provide you last lunch my be we will introduce with typical local lunch, then you will drive to Nepaljung airport to fly back Kathmandu. on arrival at Kathmandu airport one of our staff from Himalayan River Fun come to pick up in airport then transfer to hotel, overnight in Hotel.

Day 10: Departure to International airport to Back home
Finally we will drop to airport to back home, or if you have extra days then you can plan for Chitwan National park tour, pokhara tour or short trekking.

Price Included

  • Airport pick up & Airport drop
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • Full day guided Kathmandu city tour
  • Drive to Rafting starting point by Private Transportation
  • Drive back to Kathmandu after fishing by Private transportation
  • All meal during fishing trip
  • Fishing Boat, safety Kayak
  • Lifejacket, Helmets, Paddles
  • Export guide, safety kayaker, cooking man & necessary helpers
  • All camping gear during trip (Tent, Mattress, Sleeping bag)
  • Safety drum, Dry bag, through bag
  • first aid kid box
  • Necessary permits

Price not included

  • All bar & beverage
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • All airfares
  • Personal medicine
  • Travel insurance of travelers
  • Meal in Kathmandu
  • Extra activities in Kathmandu (mountain flight, short hiking etc)
  • Clothes for personal use
  • Tips 10% compulsory trip staffs

What do you need to bring

  • Fishing equipments (Fishing rod, Fishing reels, Fishing lures)
  • Dry bag for personal use
  • Sleeping bag for personal use
  • some pair of clothes for personal use
  • Snacks for Personal use
  • Shoes, sandles/Tiva etc
  • Base ball het, Sunglass
  • Body care suns creens
  • Soap, Shampoo, body oil etc

Forty kilometres of the Babai River flows through the heart of the Bardia National Park in western Nepal. In 2011, the government opened the river for catch and release angling. As it is protected, the river supports a healthy population of Golden Mahseer (Tor putitora) and Bullseye Snakehead (Channa marulius) and other species like Goonch (Bagarius yarelli) and Indian Trout Barb (Raiamas bola) can also be caught on lures. The average size of the Mahseer is relatively small, at around 1 kg. However, there are plenty of fish to be caught and specimens up to 15 kg are found in this river. 

The Babai Valley is one of the most pristine wildernesses left in the Himalayas and in addition to the excellent fishing, you will also have the opportunity to view a lot of wildlife, including the Asian Elephant and if you are lucky, the Royal Bengal Tiger.

Recommended trip: Float trip from Chepang to the Babai dam. Duration: 3 nights/4 days, camping in the wilderness. Season: October – June.

However, one day fishing is also possible. You can enter the Babai Valley in the morning and fish till 5PM and you must come out of National Park before 5 PM. You need to stay at one of the Jungle lodges in Thakurdwara. Your lodge will be able arrange your transportation, permit and guide.

You can also walk and camp the river. But you will mostly be covering the lower stretch of the river.

 Getting there:

  1.  Fly Kathmandu – Nepalgunj (1 hour) and drive 1.5 hours to the put-in point (Chepang).
  2.  Drive from Kathmandu to Chepang (around 550 km. Around 14 hours drive)
  3.  Public bus. Kathmandu – Kohalpur – Chepang  

 Tackles:

As Babai river is a relatively small spring fed river, and most fish are small in size, we usually fish it with small and light tackles. The best results we get is fishing from the raft itself. The golden spoon works wonders in Babai River. Remember to reel it in very fast – thats when they take it. If you reel in slow, they just follow the lure and dont take it.

Fly fishing looks very promising, but its really difficult to catch one on a fly. You can see fish follow the fly but they dont take it. However the Indian Trout Barb (Raimas Bola) take fly at the very bank of the river when you are about to take out the fly and cast again. We caught Mahseer and Raimas Bolas and snake heads on streamer flies.

Things to remember:

As Babai flows through National Park you will require a permit for fishing, camping and rafting.

A man is seen fishing in Mahakali River in Kanchanpur district

BHERI RIVER FISHING TRIP – 10 DAYS

Bheri River Fishing Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu
After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be brought to your hotel in around twenty minutes. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight.

Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj or Drive to Nepalgunj
From Kathmandu we have an hour long flight with amazing sight of the Himalaya, and transfers to Samjhighat will take just about 3-4 hours. The drive itself is a distinctive experience, meandering up through the Siwalik Hills and passing through local villages. Overnight in the camp

Day 03: Fishing whole day
In the morning we will busy on breakfast. After morning activities we will busy for fishing in Bheri River. Whole day we will busy on fishing trips and overnight at camp or on a beach.

Day 04: Fishing and rafting
In the early morning we will go for fishing. You will busy but our team will prepare breakfast. We also brief our day activities in short time. After breakfast we again join the fishing trip as well as rafting is also possible. Overnight at beach or camp.

Day 05: Fishing and rafting
The whole day is for fishing and rafting. Overnight at camp or beach

Day 06: Fishing and rafting
Fishing as well as rafting like in the previous days, overnight at camping or beach.

Day 07: Fishing and rafting
Fishing and rafting like in previous days, overnight at camp or in beach

Day 08: Fishing and rafting
Enjoy in fishing and rafting with imaginary scene and scenery, We will make camp near by Chisapani. This is our last overnight in the River Bank, we will make camp fire and enjoy with last dinner, overnight in Tent.

Day 09: Fly back to Kathmandu and free day at Kathmandu
After short Fishing/Rafting we will be Chisapani, then we will provide you last lunch my be we will introduce with typical local lunch, then you will drive to Nepaljung airport to fly back Kathmandu. on arrival at Kathmandu airport one of our staff from Himalayan River Fun come to pick up in airport then transfer to hotel, overnight in Hotel.

Day 10: Departure to International airport to Back home
Finally we will drop to airport to back home, or if you have extra days then you can plan for Chitwan National park tour, pokhara tour or short trekking.

Price Included

  • Airport pick up & Airport drop
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • Full day guided Kathmandu city tour
  • Drive to Rafting starting point by Private Transportation
  • Drive back to Kathmandu after fishing by Private transportation
  • All meal during fishing trip
  • Fishing Boat, safety Kayak
  • Lifejacket, Helmets, Paddles
  • Export guide, safety kayaker, cooking man & necessary helpers
  • All camping gear during trip (Tent, Mattress, Sleeping bag)
  • Safety drum, Dry bag, through bag
  • first aid kid box
  • Necessary permits

Price not included

  • All bar & beverage
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • All airfares
  • Personal medicine
  • Travel insurance of travelers
  • Meal in Kathmandu
  • Extra activities in Kathmandu (mountain flight, short hiking etc)
  • Clothes for personal use
  • Tips 10% compulsory trip staffs

What do you need to bring

  • Fishing equipments (Fishing rod, Fishing reels, Fishing lures)
  • Dry bag for personal use
  • Sleeping bag for personal use
  • some pair of clothes for personal use
  • Snacks for Personal use
  • Shoes, sandles/Tiva etc
  • Base ball het, Sunglass
  • Body care suns creens
  • Soap, Shampoo, body oil etc