Himalayan fly fishing might be a dream for some. Though it certainly isn’t for the faint of heart. Even though Golden Mahseer fishing in Bhutan offers possibilities for a fish of your dreams in un-pressured waters, sparsely populated valleys in comparison to Golden Mahseer rivers in Nepal or India. The window to do so is limited to a few weeks, hence it is important to set your intensions before your 8-day fly fishing adventure to the Himalayan foothills of Bhutan.
Day 1: Your arrival into Paro’s dramatic Himalayan airport and traditionally made terminals is followed by meeting-up with your Bhutanese trip hosts. And while you are chauffeured over the 10,000 ft Douchulla Pass. During this 4-hr drive, there will be plenty of opportunities to stop en route to Punakha before ending your day with a visit to the historic monastery, the Punakha Dzong.
Drive to the starting point of your river fishing adventure can take anywhere from an hour to 3 hours.
Within your short fly fishing itinerary, day’s are generally packed with early starts. Fishing good-water, well. While the evenings tend to run later into dark hours making the most of prime fishing hours. Though you’ll find plenty of down time in the afternoons that are spend tying flies, strategizing for the next sessions, visiting local villages to witness sustainable living practices, peaking around camp with a pair of binoculars, exploring wildlife, rare birds and swapping fish tales in the exclusive setting of Bhutan’s Himalayan foothills makes this a one of a kind fly fishing travel adventure.
Day 7: After ending your fishing trip journey back to Paro (4-5 hrs).
Settle into your hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure reflecting on your fly fishing adventure for Golden Mahseer in Bhutan.
Day 8: Board your flight back home this morning.