Nepal, a river rich country, provides plenty of options
for recreational boating. Whether you are fond of rafting in whitewater
rapids or just like floating slowly, Nepal provides you with both the
options. Boat is a common form of transportation in the lowland of Terai in
Nepal where monsoon and floods are very common. This common form of
transportation used by local can give the traveler a memorable experience.
Floating on a small dugout canoe on the river Rapti of Royal Chitwan
National Park or a comfortable boat on Fewa lake of Pokhara, both have it's
own style of pleasure. Nepal, a river rich country, provides an array of
options for boating. Rivers in the Terai plains and glacier-fed lakes, both
can be availed for recreational boating. Pokhara in particular is very
popular among the tourists.
Phewa Lake in Pokhara is very much liked by the tourists.Baidam is centre
of tourism activities in Pokhara. Begnas and Rupa Tal are located located in
the outskirts of Pokhara. Hiring a boat for an hour for an hour or two, and
sailing in middle or to the other side of the waterbody, is a refreshing
experience. Nepal provides some fine opportunities for boating. These range
from the glacier-fed lakes up North and down to where the laden rivers ease
into the plains of the Terai. Pokhara's Phewa Lake is the most popular
destination for travelers wanting to indulge in recreational boating. It is
the second largest lake in the kingdom and measures roughly 1.5 by 4 km. Its
eastern shore, also known as Lakeside or Baidam, is the center of tourist
activity in Pokhara.
Popular Lakes for Boating in Nepal
You can choose to hire a boatman or row the boat yourself. Three
types of lakes are available in the lakes: rowboats, sailboats and
pedal-driven. Sailboats can both be wooden and fiber-body. Sailboat
experience is very rejuvenating when you sail around in breeze.
Boating in Pokhara Valley is fun-filled experience whole year, save the
rainy season.However, the best time for boating is is between October and
Fishing & Angling
Lovers of fishing and angling can have great time in Nepal. The country is
a very good place for pleasure fishing and angling. Some of the better known
rivers for fishing and angling activities are Indrawati, Betrawati, Karnali
and Koshi. Fresh water dolphins can be found in the Koshi, Rapti and
Narayani river systems.
More than hundered varities of fresh-water fish can be found in Himalayan
rivers. Most appropriate season to go for sport fishing is from February to
April and October to December. Karnali is a popular river among the fishers
and anglers. Confluence of Seti and Trisuli rivers as well as Kali Gandaki
and Trisule rivers are also nice places for fishing and angling activities.