Highlights

  • Fish on the longest river in Nepal at 315 miles long
  • Fish unique species like the Golden Mahseer and the Silver Mahseer
  • Breathtaking scenery with some  jungle wilderness
  • Rafting in Karnali river
  • The popular fishing spots in Karnali - Jungle Ghat, Thulighat, Rato Bhale Gaun, Scorpion beach, and Kohelpur 

About Seti Karnali Fishing

Seti Karnali's river fishing trip starts from the river Seti that meets the river Karnali. The Seti River is 107 miles long, and Karnali is the largest and longest river in Nepal with a length of 507 kilometers. It flows in the Far-Western Region of Nepal. It is a much-gifted river of Nepal. Karnali inhabits different types of Gangetic-Dolphins, soft-shelled turtles, and Golden Mahseer fish among other species of fishes and aquatic animals.

Karnali River Fishing is a true destination for adventure-loving people. Besides fishing, here get a chance to enjoy the scenic beauty of countryside Nepal, greenery, hills, local culture, and many more. In short, it is a treasure of natural beauty where visiting once is not enough.

Rafting in Karnali River

Rafting can also be enjoyed in Karnali. The experience of paddling in an inflated rubber boat in search of fish for miles following the watercourse is not defined in words. In the course, you will pass through wonderful gorges and this will truly fascinate you. The flora and fauna here leave a deep impression on you forever. The other advantage of fishing in the Karnali river is that you will enjoy ample time rafting too. You will be rafting for around four days and in this time period, you will also fish on the river. While on the trip you will stay overnight in a tent and this will be another unique experience of your life.

Best Time For Fishing in Karnali River

Fishing in Seti Karnali river Nepal can be done throughout the year but the recommended best time is autumn and spring. The best time to fish 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. 

Apart from trekking and rafting, fishing has huge scope in Nepal hence; Regulus stepped up with the concept of Fishing Tourism which is unique from another form of adventure experienced in Nepal.

Fishes Found in Karnali River

The river inhabits various species of fish including the Golden Mahseer. Karnali is the ideal place for Mahseer fishing. It is one of the beautiful fishes found in the Karnali River. It is a highly esteemed food fish. The scales of this fish are large in comparison to other fishes.  It is also known as Indian Salmon.

Bardia National Park

Besides, you will also get a chance to visit Bardia National Park after enjoying a fishing trip on the Karnali River. The park is popular as it inhabits one of the most beautiful but endangered species on the planet—the Royal Bengal Tiger. Furthermore, it is a place where you can also witness One-Horned rhinos, wild elephants, and Swamp deer.

The Tharu culture of this area equally fascinated tourists. Hence, Karnali river fishing is such a trip where you will enjoy three types of adventure in Nepal—fishing, rafting, and Jungle Safari.

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

Itinerary

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Day 1: Kathmandu arrival day, half day sightseeing tour

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.

    We will fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (1 hour) and approximately 7 hours to Gopghat from Nepalgunj, which is put-in-point and we will set our camp near the bank of the Seti Karnali river. Overnight stay in tented camp.

    • Tented Camp
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Gopghat

    Today, your day starts with Rafting and fishing. You will then set up camp in the evening while you enjoy the fish that you caught.

    • Tented Camp
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Full day fishing around Camp 1. We try fishing each and every corner around and there will be high chances of catching Golden Mahseer, Goonch, and Asala. Overnight at Camp 01’s tent

    • Tented Camp
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    After breakfast, we start rafting in a medium-level rapid until we reach Camp 3 in the late afternoon. In the nearby confluence of Seti and Budhi Ganga, we will do angling and in the evening we enjoy a campfire along with tasty dining with night fishing. Overnight in Camp 2.

    • Tented Camp
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    After breakfast, today also for the entire day we will fish around Camp 2. In the evening we enjoy a campfire along with tasty dining with night fishing. Overnight in Camp 2.

    • Tented Camp
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Today we raft in an isolated region for 3 hours and reach Scorpion Camp. Scorpion Camp. Overnight in Camp 3.

    • Tented Camp
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Camp 3 has chances of catching Golden Masheer and Silver Masheer, Bokar, and giant catfish so for today whole day we will do fishing in camp 3.

    • Tented Camp
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Tented Camp
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Today we will fish in the nearby area of Camp 4. After breakfast, we trek nearby areas in search of fish. Have some photo shoot with our catches and enjoy angling with several catches. Named after Masheer fish, Camp 4 and nearby areas have more golden and silver Masheer, catfish, and Himalayan trout. In the evening we enjoy campfire, snacks, and dinner along with angling at night to catch Goonch. Overnight in Masheer Camp.
    • Tented Camp
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Tented Camp
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Tented Camp
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Tented Camp
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Nepalgunj
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    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.

      What to Expect

      • Airport pick up & Airport drop
      • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary
      • Full-day guided Kathmandu city tour
      • Necessary land transportation
      • Kathmandu –Nepalgunj  flight ticket
      • Nepalgunj to Kathmandu flight ticket
      • All meals during a fishing trip
      • River Permits
      • Fishing Boat, Safety Kayak
      • Lifejacket, Helmets, Paddles
      • Export guide, safety kayaker, cooking man & 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
      • 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
      • Fishing equipment (Fishing rod, Fishing reels, Fishing lures)
      • emergency evacuations

      Useful Information

      What Do You Need To Bring For Tamur 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

      FAQs

      What does fishing mean?

      Fishing is a kind of pulling fish out of water.

      What are the types of fishing?

      Fishing techniques include hand-gathering, spearfishing, netting, angling, and trapping.

      Recreational, commercial, and artisanal fishers use different techniques, and also, sometimes, the same techniques. Recreational fishers fish for pleasure or sport, while commercial fishers fish for profit.

      Which place is famous for fishing in Nepal?

      Some prominent fishing areas are Karnali, Babai in Bardiya, Chitwan’s river confluences, Dolalghat, on Kodari Highway, and Pokhara’s lakes.

      Most significantly, Karnali River is gifted with good fishing spots for the fishing enthusiast.

      Which season is best for fishing in Nepal?

      The best season for fishing in Nepal is from October to November and February to May.

      Why is fishing important?

      Commercial fishing is important because there are thousands of people who make a living by fishing. Besides, fish is an essential food all over the world.

      Recreational fishing is important because it can help people feel relaxing, and people can gain a lot from fishing.

      What is fishing gear?

      Fishing tackle is the equipment used by anglers when fishing. Almost any equipment or gear used for fishing can be called fishing tackle.

      Some examples are hooks, lines, sinkers, floats, rods, reels, baits, lures, spears, nets, gaffs, traps, waders, and tackle boxes.

      How is fishing done?

      The most common form of recreational fishing is done with a rod, reel, line, hooks, and any one of a wide range of baits or lures such as artificial flies.

      The practice of catching or attempting to catch fish with a hook is generally known as angling.

      How do fish help humans?

      Fish is among the healthiest foods on the planet. It’s loaded with important nutrients, such as protein and vitamin D. Fish is also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are incredibly important for your body and brain.