9 Day Mahseer Fly Fishing Trip in Bhutan.

Due to Bhutan’s commitment to conservation, it lends itself to some of the best habitat for Golden Mahseer fly fishing in the Himalayas. Meanwhile, the nation’s head-waters also come together offering anglers a host river-fishing possibilities for chocolate Mahseer, common Snow Trout and even Brown Trout. More significantly, the iconic Golden Mahseer that also symbolizes “Bhutan’s elite fish” is honored and by the nation’s committed and embodied wildlife conservation practices. 

HERE'S WHAT A 9 DAY TRIP LOOKS LIKE.

OVERVIEW

AT A GLANCE

  • Dates: 
    • Starts: Sunday, May 15, 2022.
    • Ends: Monday, May 23, 2022.
    • Advance Deposit: 50% (subject to availability)
  • Prime Season: April & May. 
  • Airport: Paro International Airport (PBH). 
  • Duration: 9-Days / 8-nights in India. 
  • Price: From $7,800 pp, double sharing.  
  • Activity Level: Moderately Challenging. 
  • Capacity: 4-anglers. 
  • Fishing: Guided (2 anglers to a guide) (wade fishing) 

SKETCH ITINERARY

DAY BY DAY

  • Day 1: Arrive in Paro. Drive to Punakha.  
  • Day 2: Journey to the Trongsa. 
  • Day 3: Arrive at fishing camp (afternoon). 
  • Day 4-8: Guided Mahseer fishing.
  • Day 9: End departing from Guwahati, India. 

Highlights

  • An action-packed fishing itinerary has you hit the ground running. Covering some fo the country’s best Golden Mahseer fly fishing waters before ending your journey in northeastern India.
  • Access to Bhutan’s un-pressured, Golden Mahseer rich waters.
  • Try your luck fishing for common Snow Trout in Punakha (overnight). Some of their best habitat and a unique fly-fishing specie.
  • Visiting some of the country’s most significant monasteries. Punakha Tsong and Tongsa during your travels.
  • Fish Bhutan’s mightiest confluence – Mangde Chhu and Drangme Chhu located on the edge of the Royal Manas national park.
  • Journey with seasoned, Golden Mahseer expert Misty Dhillon.

detailed itinerary

Sunday May 15, 2022

ARRIVE IN PARO.

Day 1: Paro’s dramatic Himalayan landing, traditional airport terminals are followed by meeting-up with your hosts and a 3-hr journey driving over Bhutan’s Dochula pass (just over 10,000 ft.) before descending into the picturesque Snow Trout rich waters of the Punakha valley that very same day. 

Dip your feet in the refreshing waters of the Mo Chu before you make your first-cast at the edge of the Jigme Dorji National Park. Welcome to Bhutan!

  • Accommodation: Zhingkham Resort. 
  • Meals Included: Lunch & Dinner. 

MOnday May 16, 2022

HIMALAYAN FOOTHILLS

Day 2: Journey to Tongsa after a morning fishing session in Punakha. Visit the monastery with your knowledgeable hosts before returning to your hotel for a good night’s rest.

  • Accommodation: Yangkhil Resort.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, packed lunch dinner. 

tuesday may 17, 2022

Trongsa

Day 3: Depart early in order to get the Golden Mahseer fishing at Timgtibi (lunch time). Begin fishing in exclusive Golden Mahseer waters.

  • Accommodation: Tented fishing camp. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. 

Wednesday may 18 - 2022 to

SUNday may 22, 2022

Mahseer Fishing

Day 4-8: Bhutan’s mighty Drangme Chhu river is one of the best places for Golden Mahseer fishing. Moreover, it enriches Bhutan’s prestigious, Royal Manas national park draining eastern-Bhutan as it is met by a host of Golden Mahseer migration rivers. 

The lakh of dams so far, follows unobstructed migration and un-fragmented Golden Mahseer populations. Hence, promising a future of healthy genetic exchange. In addition, the ancient land of Bhutan is a fascinating place to inspire yourself with new possibilities through the lens of Bhutan’s rich cultural heritage.  

  • Accommodation: Tented fishing camp. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. 

thursday may 23, 2022

DEPART VIA INDIA

Day 9: Finally, end your fishing adventure in north-eastern India before flying back home.

Drive (6-7hrs) to via Gelephu (Bhutan India Border & Immigration Check Point) ***anglers MUST have an eVisa/Visa to enter India before driving toward Guwahati India to board your flight back home.

  • Accommodation: Not Included.   
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, packed lunch.

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Habitat

Golden Mahseer

As Golden Mahseer are a species that have captivated the hearts of generations of anglers. They are also some of the most iconic freshwater fish of the Himalayas. Having evolved with the youngest mountain ranges of the world. These certainly aren’t your average fish. Nor your average fishing trip. We advise our travelers to plan their adventures into this ancient and rich land intensionally. 

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