MAHSEER FLY FISIHNG IN BHUTAN

Exploratory FLY FISHING TRAVEL

The Puna Tsang Chhu or the Sankosh river rises in the Himalayas of northern Bhutan. 

Due to it’s protected status, easy access, sparse human impact, remote, unpressured confluences, ancient culture and Himalayan backdrop. There are few Mahseer rivers that could offer the fly angler more value for their efforts, especially, during the months of April as well as May.

Puna Tsang Chhu float trip

OVERVIEW

  • Dates: 
    • Starts: Thursday, May 5, 2022
    • Ends: Saturday, May 14, 2022
    • Advance Deposit: 50% (subject to availability)
  • Airport: Paro International Airport (PBH) 
  • Duration: 10-Days / 9-nights in India. 
  • Price: From $ 6,950 pp, double, sharing.  
  • Activity Level: Exploratory Travel. 
  • Capacity: 4 anglers. 

HIGHLIGHTS

FEATURES

HIMALAYAN FLY FISHING

  • Special access to unpressured Mahseer fly fishing waters in Bhutan. 
  • Camping in remote locations during a float trip, accessing remote confluences for fly fishing for Mahseer. 
  • Included are all meals and accommodation from the time to arrive in Bhutan, to the time you depart from Paro, Bhutan. 
  • This adventure is hosted by Mahseer fly fishing expert, Misty Dhillon. 

location:

central Bhutan

DETAILED ITINERARY

Thursday, May 5, 2022

arrive in paro, bhutan

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. 

Friday, May 6, 2022

start your adventure

Day 2: Shortly after breakfast follow Bhutan’s back-roads down the rugged foothills to Dagana where the road leaves the river. Set foot onboard your white-water rafts after a safety briefing by your expert guide. Paddle through this sparsely populated valley to your first fishing spot (Dagachhu confluence). 

 

  • Accommodation: Float Trip River Camping. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Float Trip

Day 3: The valley follows a series of class 2-3 rapids gathering volume as it is met by a series of little tributaries before it flows-over into India. 

Wade fishing is the norm, targeting a series unpressured confluences and pools while swinging flies using single or two handed fly rods. 

 

  • Accommodation: Float Trip River Camping. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

Sunday, May 8, 2022

float trip

Day 4: Enjoying getting back to basics, camping on the edge of the Phipsoo Wildlife Sanctuary. Days start early, fishing good-water, well. 

It is recommended anglers practice casting heavy-flies anywhere from 70-90 ft. before embarking on this adventure. 

  • Accommodation: Float Trip River Camping. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

MONday, May 9 - Wednesday May 11, 2022

float trip

Day 5-7: Anglers can expect to fish the early hours of the morning, being served breakfast on the water and return to camp or getting on the float trip during the warm, mid-day hours where in temperatures can get over a 100 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Evening sessions could well last into the darkness, hence anglers should also be comfortable fishing in low light conditions. Clear grasses are highly recommended. 

  • Accommodation: Float Trip River Camping. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Fish remote waters

Day 8: On day-8 we pull-out before driving to the confluence of Raidak. In addition to fishing the Dagachu & Rangatar junctions. Anglers will also have access to fishing Bangdaree, Homa Dovan, Sama Dovan and Pepping junctions; strongholds of the mighty Mahseer in Bhutan. 

  • Accommodation: River Camp. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

Friday, May 13, 2022

jounrey to paro

Day 9: Journey back to Paro (4-5 hrs) after a morning’s fishing session. Settle into your hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure reflecting on your angling-adventure.

  • Accommodation: Zhiwaling Hotel, Paro. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

Saturday, May 14, 2022

depart bhutan

Day 10: Board your flight back home during the course of the morning. 

 

  • Accommodation: Not Included. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast. 

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