Difficulty Level
6 days
March – May, Sept – Dec
Best Dates

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Babai River flowing at the foothills of Himalayas, Babai valley, passes through Bardia National Park. The access into Babai valley is restricted, except with permits. Thus, the place is pristine. You will not be seeing any humans, except wildlife including Elephants, Rhinos and Tigers.

Babai River is well preserved and fishing is allowed only with permits, and strictly catch and release. A National Park scout will be accompanied with us throughout our trip.

You will catch ample of Golden Mahseer, and Raimas Bola, and a few snake heads. The biggest size we caught was 7 kg, but there is a record of 18kg catch in this river. The number of catch rates, the wilderness with lots of wildife sighting and complete isolation from civilization make this place a paradise and favourite for Anglers.

Please note – this fishing trip includes rafting and camping.

SEASON March to May, September to December
PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE DEPARTURE Please call us or email us 14 days before with flight details so we can arrange pick up and drop off from Kathmandu Airport
All internal transfers
Domestic flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu and vice-versa
All meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner during fishing trip
Tents in twin sharing basis
All National Park permits
Cost of Fishing, Rafting guides, porters and helpers
Cost of National Park staff
International flights
Kathmandu food lunch & dinner
Tips for porter, guide & other
Personal expenses in Kathmandu
Fishing tackle and gear
Personal medication
Medical insurance including medical evaluation
Alcoholic beverages and personal snacks during the trip
Visa fees & Travel insurance
Airport taxes
Anything else not specified in the ‘included costs’ section above

Essential trip information:

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Additional information

No. of pax6 Minimum

Day 1: Departure

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
You will be picked up from the airport by our company representative and transferred to the hotel in Thamel, the tourist city in Kathmandu. If you arrive in the morning, you will have plenty of time to explore the Kathmandu valley.

Day 2

Fly to Nepalgunj, drive to Chepang, Rafting and Fishing in Camp 1.
In the morning, you will be picked up from the hotel and dropped off at domestic terminal of Tribhuwan airport, domestic terminal for flight to Nepalgunj. You will be picked up at Nepalgunj airport and we will drive for 2 hours to reach Chepang, a putin point. We will have a lunch and start rafting and fishing. After 3 hours of rafting we will have our camp 1 where you can continue to fish. Golden Mahseer are active during the night as well. So, you can try night fishing too.

Day 3

Rafting and fishing to Camp 2.
The next 3 days of rafting and fishing. Most fish will be caught from the raft itself. You can start fishing early from the camp itself, till breakfast is prepared. Then we take 2 rafts, leaving one raft behind to pack our kit and prepare lunch. We continue rafting and fishing till lunch spot where we wait for lunch to arrive.

Day 4

Rafting and fishing to Camp 3.
We will be rafting and fishing the whole day.

Day 5

Rafting and fishing, put out at Babai Bridge, drive to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu.
After breakfast, we raft and fish till lunch hour. Then we will have lunch and come out of Babai River. Then you will be dropped off at Nepalgunj by a Jeep. From there you will fly back to Kathmandu. Our company representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. (Many anglers prefer to stay in Thakurdwara for wildlife safari in Bardia National Park).

Day 6

Departure from Kathmandu.
At least 3 hours before the flight, our company representatives will take you to Tribhuwan International Airport. We hope you have enjoyed the fishing trip and we also hope to see you back in future.

Gear required:

  • T-shirts
  • Swim wear
  • Warm clothing for the evenings
  • Sunglasses and a cap
  • Towel and Toiletries
  • Personal medication
  • Flashlight
  • Footwear
  • Personal entertainment items
  • Fishing gear
  • Sleeping bag

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    Babai river fishing in far western region of Nepal