Balephi River Fishing

Duration4 Days
Trip GradeClass II/III
Maximum Altitude1400 m
Group SizeAny
Travel StyleTour
Best TimeSpring|Autumn

If you want to do fishing in Kathmandu then the Balephi fishing tour is the best choice. Balephi river fishing is a short fishing trip from Kathmandu. Balephi river is just bout 45 miles outside of Kathmandu, This whitewater can be challenging to fish as it is a narrow and fast-flowing river. A great experience of fishing in Balephi which is also a well-known destination for whitewater rafting and kayaking.


  • Thrilling and adventurous rafting river
  • Experience fishing in Nepal in the nearest destination to Kathmandu
  • A combined adventure package for angling, fishing, and rafting
  • Breathtaking scenery of Himalayas with some jungle wilderness
  • Fish unique species like  Golden Mahseer, the catfish, trout, carp, or common Mahseer

Best Fish in Nepal 

Similar to other rivers and lakes in Nepal, the fish you are most likely to catch here is the Golden Mahseer and the catfish. You may also find trout, carp, or common Mahseer on the end of your line. This is a prime fishing spot for those who may enjoy adventuring as well as fishing. You can go whitewater rafting to get your adrenaline pumping or explore the surroundings for a more relaxed activity. 

Fishing in Kathmandu, Balephi

If you do choose to fly fish in the river, be careful as the narrow nature of the river means you may get your line caught in the trees on the bank. Also, watch out for whitewater rafters while you are casting! Thousands of water adventurers are attracted every year to Balephi for fishing trips as well as rafting and kayaking.

Best Season For Fishing in Balephi River Nepal

Fishing in Nepal can be done throughout the year but the recommended best time is the autumn and spring. The best time to fish in the Balephi river is between the monsoon seasons. The best season for fishing in Nepal is February to May and September to November for the chance to battle a fish in the serene mountain environment. 

Fishing Gears in Nepal

You can find many fishing equipment shops in Kathmandu. As you will start your fishing trip from Kathmandu you can either buy or rent the necessary fishing equipment. The following. fishing gears are need 

  • Fishing Rod and Reel (Best Ultralight Spinning Rod and Reel Combo)
  • Fishing Line, fishing hooks, baits, lures
  • Bobbers, sinkers, swivels, needle Nose Pliers
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Line Cutter
  • First Aid Kit & tackle Box
Trip PlanExpand all

A representative of Regulus Nepal will receive & greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu upon your arrival and will transfer you to the hotel. If you are fresh enough and not tired from the journey, taking a short break we will proceed to our sightseeing tour to Swaymbhunath (The Monkey Temple) & Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as The Monkey Temple is one of the world’s oldest Buddhist stupas atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley. The highlights of Kathmandu Durbar Square are Kal Bhairav, Hanuman Dhoka, Taleju Temple, Kasthamandap, and Kumari Ghar ( Home of Living Goddess).

In the evening, you can take a walk over Thamel which is also known as the main tourist hub of Nepal, and enjoy the evening. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

Max. Altitude: 1300m/4264ftMeals: welcome dinnerAccommodation: 3 star hotel

In the morning after taking breakfast, we will leave for our fishing trip to Balephi Khola from Kathmandu. We head to the Balephi bazaar. Along the way, we can view some renounced mountains from Dhulikhel. We follow the Araniko highway which lies banks of the river and cross the bazaar Banapa, Dhulikhel, Panchkhal, Dolalghat, Sukute, etc. on the way we take coffee in the cottage that lies near the Bhotekoshi River too. We follow the way to Jalbire from Balephi, after crossing 12 km Jalbire will arrive. After some rest, we start our fishing activities. Overnight at camp with local dinners.

Max. Altitude: 1471m/4826ftMeals: breakfast, lunch & dinnerAccommodation: Tented Camp

Taking the morning meal we will move for angling. At some point, our group will appreciate angling and boating than go for lunch. Today we will have a characteristic taste of fish cooked in flame. After certain hours of fishing, we will back to Kathmandu. 

Max. Altitude: 1300m/4264ftMeals: breakfast, lunch & dinnerAccommodation: 3 star hotel


Breakfast & check out from the hotel. Our Regulus representative will be there in the hotel lobby for your farewell. Transfer to the Airport for final departure on your flight schedule 3 hrs before your flight.

Max. Altitude: 1400 mMeals: BreakfastAccommodation: None
Cost Details
  • Private Transportation (Kathmandu - Balephi - Kathmandu)
  • All meals during a fishing trip
  • Fishing Boat, Safety Kayak
  • Life jacket, Helmets, Paddles
  • Export fishing guide, safety kayaker, necessary helpers
  • All camping gear during the trip (Tent, Mattress, Sleeping bag)
  • Safety drum, Dry bag, through the bag
  • First aid kid box
  • Necessary permits
  • All bar & beverage
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • All airfares
  • Personal medicine
  • Travel insurance for travelers
  • Meal in Kathmandu
  • Extra activities in Kathmandu (mountain flight, short hiking, etc)
  • Clothes for personal use
  • Tips 10% compulsory trip staff
Dates & Availability

The above package itinerary can be easily tailor-made according to your preference, purpose of visit, and length of stay. Contact us to customize as well as to make a perfect itinerary as per your requirement.

Additional Info

What Do You Need To Bring For Belephi River Fishing

  • Fishing equipment (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, sandals/Tiva, etc
  • Baseball hit, Sunglass
  • Body care suns Screens
  • Soap, Shampoo, body oil, etc

Types of Food Provided on Fishing Trips in Nepal

  • Treated stream water for drinking
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the expedition in a buffet-style

Menu For Fishing Trips  

  • Breakfast: Tea, Coffee, White chocolate, Muesli and Cornflakes, Yogurt. Eggs, Toast, Hashed potatoes, Pancakes, Porridge, etc.
  • Lunch: Bread, Cheese, Salami, Tuna, Sardines, Baked beans, Salads, Fresh fruits, and Biscuits
  • Dinner: Pasta, French fries, Curries, Steamed or Fried vegetables. We may provide Nepali Dal and Bhat in rotation for longer trips.
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