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.
Sunday May 15, 2022
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!
Wednesday may 18 - 2022 to
SUNday may 22, 2022
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.
thursday may 23, 2022
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.
Create your own schedule and your own adventure in India. There’s a world of possibilities from cultural opportunities, wildlife, bird watching, hiking and even white-water rafting that can be complimented with stays in owner run and ideally set guest houses and camps across this diverse and culturally rich nation.
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.