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Nepal is a popular destination for fishing due to its vast river systems and natural resources. The country has numerous lakes, rivers, streams, and ponds, providing excellent opportunities for fishing enthusiasts. Here are some reasons why Nepal is a popular destination for fishing:
Diverse Fish Species: Nepal’s rivers and lakes are home to a diverse range of fish species, including mahseer, catfish, trout, and carp. Anglers can enjoy the thrill of catching these different fish species, each with its unique challenges and techniques.
Beautiful Scenery: Fishing in Nepal offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan Mountains, lush green forests, and pristine waters. The fishing spots are located in some of the most picturesque locations in the country, making it an unforgettable experience for anglers.
Cultural Experience: Nepal’s rich cultural heritage is another attraction for fishing enthusiasts. Many fishing spots are located near traditional Nepali villages, where visitors can experience the local lifestyle, customs, and food.
Affordable Fishing: Fishing in Nepal is relatively affordable compared to other popular fishing destinations worldwide. The fishing permits, equipment and accommodation are relatively inexpensive, making it an affordable adventure for anglers on a budget.
Fishing Tourism Industry: Nepal’s fishing tourism industry is growing, with many tour operators offering fishing packages to international visitors. These packages include accommodation, transportation, permits, equipment, and a fishing guide, providing visitors with a hassle-free and enjoyable fishing experience.
Nepal is a popular destination for fishing due to its diverse fish species, beautiful scenery, cultural experience, affordability, and growing fishing tourism industry. With its natural resources and unique fishing spots, Nepal offers an unforgettable adventure for anglers of all levels.
Nepal Fishing Tour is a popular activity for fishing lovers due to its vast river systems and natural resources. Nepal has numerous lakes, rivers, streams, and ponds, providing excellent opportunities for fishing enthusiasts.
Fishing Spots: Nepal has many popular fishing spots, including the Karnali River, Koshi River, Trishuli River, Bheri River, and Rara Lake. These rivers are home to various fish species, including mahseer, catfish, trout, and carp.
Fishing Permits: To fish in Nepal, you must obtain a fishing permit from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation. These permits can be obtained from authorized agencies or through online portals.
Fishing Equipment: Fishing equipment can be purchased or rented from local shops or hotels. Basic equipment includes a fishing rod, bait, hooks, and a fishing line. You may also need a fishing net, waders, and a fishing vest, depending on the type of fishing you plan to do.
Fishing Techniques: Different fishing techniques are used in Nepal, depending on the type of fish and the location. For instance, spin fishing, fly fishing, and bait fishing are common techniques used to catch trout, while bottom fishing is used for catfish and mahseer.
Fishing Seasons: The fishing season in Nepal varies depending on the location and the type of fish. Generally, the best time to fish in Nepal is during the post-monsoon season (October to November) and pre-monsoon season (February to April). During these periods, the water levels are low, and the fish are more active.
Fishing Regulations: There are specific regulations and rules governing fishing in Nepal. For instance, you can only catch a limited number of fish, and certain species are protected by law. It is essential to understand these regulations to avoid penalties.
Fishing Tourism: Fishing tourism is becoming increasingly popular in Nepal. Many tour operators offer fishing packages that include accommodation, transport, permits, and equipment. These packages are designed to provide visitors with a unique fishing experience in Nepal’s beautiful rivers and lakes.
Fishing in Nepal is an excellent activity for nature lovers and fishing enthusiasts. With its vast river systems, diverse fish species, and beautiful scenery, Nepal is a top destination for fishing enthusiasts worldwide. The itinerary can be customized based on your preferences and budget. Additional activities such as cultural tours, wildlife safaris, and trekking can be added to the itinerary upon request. Contact our sales team for more details.
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. After checking in and resting for a while, you can explore the vibrant streets of Thamel, a popular tourist hub in Kathmandu. In the evening, you will have a welcome dinner at a local Nepali restaurant.
After breakfast, you will embark on a guided tour of Kathmandu city. You will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, you can stroll around the colorful streets of Thamel and do some souvenir shopping.
After breakfast, you will fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, located in the western Terai region of Nepal. From there, you will take a private jeep to reach the Karnali River, one of the best fishing spots in Nepal. After reaching the fishing site, you will set up your campsite and meet your fishing guide. In the evening, you can enjoy a delicious dinner and rest in your comfortable tent.
The next two days will be dedicated to fishing in the Karnali River. You will wake up early in the morning and after breakfast, start fishing in the river. Your experienced fishing guide will show you the best spots to catch mahseer, a prized fish species found in the Karnali River. You will also have a chance to catch other fish species such as catfish and trout. You will have a packed lunch by the river and return to the campsite in the evening for dinner and relaxation.
After breakfast, you will take a private jeep to reach Rara Lake, located in the remote Mugu district of Nepal. Rara Lake is the largest lake in Nepal and is known for its crystal-clear waters and serene surroundings. After reaching the lake, you will set up your campsite and meet your fishing guide. In the evening, you can enjoy a bonfire and dinner by the lake.
The last day of your fishing adventure will be spent fishing in Rara Lake. You will wake up early in the morning and after breakfast, start fishing in the lake. You will have a chance to catch trout and other fish species found in the lake. After fishing, you will pack up your campsite and take a private jeep back to Nepalgunj. From there, you will fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner at a local Nepali restaurant.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure flight.
To enable all trekking & expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our trekking & expedition programs are prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the base camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before the final ascent to the summit. Yes it is very important for all trekkers and climbers because this will prevent the climbers to get rid from altitude sickness.
Although our guides from Great Nepal Treks carry first aid medical kit, it is better to carry a supply of first aid items for your own personal use according to your health conditions. Here are the list of some general as well as some special medications you may require:
– Antiseptic cream (Betadine)
– Sunblock SPF 30+
– Throat lozenges
– Painkillers and anti-inflammatory such as Aspirin, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen etc.
– Band-aids, bandage, compression bandage and ‘Second Skin’ for blisters
– Re-hydration salts. (Trioral, Electrobin, Oral Rehydrating Salt)
– Dextrose glucose tablets
– Water treatment tablets
– Your prescription medications
– Antibiotics for longer climbing and expedition style trips
You will be affected by high altitude problems if it is your fist trip at a high altitude. The altitude has some important beneficial effects on the human body and your trips have been designed to enable these. Please familiarize yourself with the information on AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) and understand how to avoid it and read on benefits of high altitude and take advantage of these to improve your body’s metabolism.
Altitude sickness is the reaction of the body adjusting to decreasing amounts of oxygen. The high altitude slowly decreases the flow of oxygen means the higher you climb, the flow of oxygen is very thin resulting the malfunction of body. Altitude sickness most commonly occurs from above 2,800 meters (9,200ft) but this is different for everyone – there is simply no way of knowing your own susceptibility prior to being at altitude thus it is vital for you to monitor your own health. AMS occurs when the body is unable to adopt at the higher altitude having less amount of oxygen. At an altitude of 5490m (18000 ft.), the oxygen availability becomes just the half of the availability at sea level. While only a third of oxygen is available at the summit of Mt. Everest. Symptoms may be mild and subside/go away after a day’s rest, or if it is ignored it could lead to death.
Symptoms can appear within 1-2 hours although most often appear 6-10 hours after ascent and generally subside in 1-2 days as the body adjusts to altitude. They may reappear as you continue to go higher. Symptoms of AMS usually occur gradually and can be one or a combination of the following:
• Headache: Due to the less amount of oxygen in air, the blood influences the blood vessels to spread wide in order to supply more oxygen to the brain and which cause them to show the early symptom of AMS.
• Dopiness: The trekkers or climbers feel very sleepy but could not.
• Shortness of breath: The breathing pattern changes as the breathing becomes faster and deeper than normal in order to get enough oxygen and rapid pulse
• Loss of appetite and nausea: Despite of physical exercise, the trekkers don’t have an appetite to eat.
High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)
If one accumulates of fluid in the lungs and mild fever then, there is a chance of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE). The filling of fluid in the lungs is Pulmonary Edema. The fluid blocks the passage of fresh oxygen to get into the lungs which causes the shortage of oxygen. Though the exact reason for the HAPE has not been identified, scientists think that pressure of blood vessel around the lungs is directly proportional to the altitude. As a result the smaller blood vessels leak allowing the fluid to escape to the lungs. The treatment for the HAPE victims is to give the oxygen at the rate of 4 liters a minute, using Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC). In case of unavailability of PAC bag or oxygen, one is taken down to the low altitude which is the only way of life-saving. HAPE can also lead to unconsciousness which may also results to death in a short period of time.
High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)
HACE is the accumulation of fluid in the brain due of the swollen blood vessels to the brain. HACE is also seen within a couple of hours and can send the patient to coma and take his/her life in just few hours likewise to HAPE. The excessive flow of blood to the brain due to the low-level oxygen causes vasodilation which eventually leads to leakage of blood vessels to the brain. A 4 to 8mg of dexamethasone is given as a first dose to those who suffer from such sickness and then 4mg Diamox is given an every six hours gap. Similarly, 2-4 liters/minute oxygen is given and one is taken to down if it is necessary.
– A dry cough, developing to a wet one with blood-tinged discharge or saliva
– Tightness in the chest & blueness/darkness of face, lips & tongue
– Low fever up to 38°C/100°F
– Severe fatigue, progressing to coma
– Severe headache symptoms not relieved by painkillers or lying down
– Confusion, disorientation & drowsiness
– Loss of balance or coordination
– Blurred or double vision/retinal hemorrhage
Certain medical conditions (such as respiratory disease) or medications (such as sleeping pills) can increase the risk of altitude sickness – it is important that you inform your guide of any medical conditions or medications before ascending to altitude. You can help your body to acclimatize and avoid altitude sickness by:
– Avoiding alcohol, tobacco and substances that can interfere with good delivery of oxygen to the body or cause dehydration
– Eating small, frequent meals high in carbohydrates
– Drinking plenty of water – the test of sufficient amount of water intake is ability to urinate colorless urine
– Taking it easy or have a rest. Walk at a slower pace than you would at sea level and avoid over-exertion
– Climb the mountain gradually and stop for a day or two of rest for every 600m/2000ft above 2,400m/8000ft
– Climb high but Sleep at a lower altitude if possible
– Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness
Since our Guides from Great Nepal Treks are very professional and well trained about altitude sickness, they will guide you during your trekking and expedition activities in Nepal.
Most travelers are able to successfully acclimatize by following the previously mentioned guidelines. However, there are instances where medical treatment is required. Ultimately, the best treatment for acute mountain sickness (AMS) is to descend to a lower altitude and rest. Early diagnosis is important. Acute mountain sickness is easier to treat in the early stages. The guide will monitor you all the time for symptoms and will pace you appropriately to minimize your exposure to AMS.Cooperating with the guide and reporting if any of the above-described symptoms are seen allows your guide to undertaking appropriate and timely action to minimize your exposure to AMS. Sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters) is also another method to minimize AMS. Following precautions can be done in order to get rid of AMS:
Don’t ascent up rapidly.
• Never use alcohol, sleeping pills and smoking.
• Drink more fluid 3-4 liters a day, clean boiled water / tea / coffee / soup / juice etc.
• Climb high and sleep low.
• Don’t go trekking alone, take guide/porter.
• Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local people, guidebook.
• Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
• Never leave or descent sick person along.
• Avoid getting cold.
• Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if it is longer.
• Sleep more than normal.
Your Guide will carry some medications in First Aid Kit and may suggest for medication such as Ibuprofen, Paracetamol, combination of them or specific AMS medication. Standard and effective medication for prevention of AMS is Acetazolamide (Diamox) and it may be given to help improve breathing and reduce mild symptoms. This drug can cause increased urination. Ensure you drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol when taking this drug.With severe cases of AMS, our guide will contact our office in Kathmandu and arrange your evacuation by helicopter. Before we accept you on the trek we will require that you purchase health and travel insurance including helicopter rescue and hospitalization.
You never know when the unexpected situation comes and put you in hearse condition whether you are professional or beginners. Our professional guides do their best to make you well with first aid support. If the situation goes worse, you will be evacuated by Helicopter. You are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation. So, before coming to Nepal, please make your travel insurance. Ask your guide to arrange a runner to the nearest communication point and inform office about requirement of a helicopter. For evacuation, we require the name of the sick person and the exact location from where helicopter can airlift you. You should not leave the place after calling Helicopter for evacuation though you are feeling better than before.
On the trek, there is a facility of purchasing safe drinking water in teahouses.It is better if you carry the water purifying pills on your own. On camping trek, the water will be treated with Potassium permanganate or Iodine. On the trail, water from the streams is safe to drink, but better not to use it directly for drinking.
Security and a safe journey is our core objective of trekking. Our guide holds licenses issued by the Nepal Government and our staffs are local, honest, kind and genuine. But we also insist you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on ‘camping trek’ please take your main bag inside the tent once you reach campsite and put all bags and belongings in the middle of the tent when you feel sleepy. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on turn wise basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. If you are on ‘Tea house arrangement, never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out. Feel safe since you are in the hands of ethical trekking company in Nepal.
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