Fish two of Bhutan’s best Golden Mahseer rivers. Formally known as the Drangme Chhu and the Mangde Chhu that come together on the edge of Bhutan’s Royal Manas National park.
Featured in the BBC documentary, Lost Land of the Tiger. These river systems are probably the last safe heavens for the mighty and illusive Golden Mahseer. All of the fishing is using single barbless hooks and catch and release that is mandatory in Bhutan.
Day 1: Paro’s dramatic Himalayan landing, traditional airport terminals are followed by meeting-up with your hosts and a 4-hr journey driving over Bhutan’s Dochula pass (just over 10,000 ft.) before descending into the picturesque Punakha valley that very same day.
End the day with a visit the Punakha Dzong at the edge of the Jigme Dorji National Park. Welcome to Bhutan!
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.
Day 3: Depart early in order to get the Golden Mahseer fishing at Timgtibi (lunch time). Begin fishing in exclusive Golden Mahseer waters.
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.
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.
Here’s a trailer from a recent documentary that also gives you a glimpse of these Golden Mahseer rivers.
***Please note that this featured adventure itinerary is not a float trip. It is hosted by pioneering Golden Mahseer guide, Misty Dhillon.
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