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Golden Mahseer fishing in Pancheshwar

9-Day ALL INCLUSIVE Golden Mahseer Fishing Trip for under 5k!

Round Trip Economy

Get great value by signing up for our all-inclusive itinerary that gives you access to some of India’s best Golden Mahseer fishing beats while being guided by english speaking Indian guides who operate this adventure from start to finish. 

You are met upon arrival in New Delhi (airport: DEL) (direct flights from LHR, AMS, IAD, ORD, SFO) (30-day eTourist Visas are Free). Chauffeured to your hotel, just 10-minutes from the airport for a good night’s rest before embarking on your river fishing adventure to the Himalayan foothills. 

Spend 4 dedicated days, plus a morning and evening session, while being hosted by a full time local and english speaking host, fishing guide, Daniel Abraham so you feel well taken care of while manifesting the fish if your dreams. 

OVERVIEW

  • Visa: *Required (30 day eTourist Visa (online). 
  • Dates: Sunday May 14 to Monday, May 22nd, 2023 
  • Starting from: $ 4,750 per angler  
  • Duration: 9 Days / 8 nights with most meals.
  • Country: India 
  • International Airport: New Delhi International Airport (DEL) (India’s capital).
  • Region: Kumaon, Uttarakhand that is in northern India. 
  • Activity Level: *Challenging because of hot weather and days spent in the heat. Anglers are expected to hike while pursuing Golden Mahseer in one of India’s best fishing beats. 

DAY BY DAY

Day 1: Arrive in New Delhi international airport where you will be met and chauffeured to your hotel that is just minutes from the airport. Arrive, check in and settle into your comfortable room for a good night’s rest. 

Day 2: After breakfast board your flight from Delhi (airport code: DEL) to Pantnagar airport (airport code: PGH) where you will be met and chauffeured (3 hrs. switch back Himalayan roads) to your homestay which is located at 7000 feet for a good nights rest on route to Pancheshwar. Enjoy a delicious dinner with your local hosts and get a good and well deserved night’s rest. 

Day 3: Wake to vistas of the sub-Himalayan ranges and resume your journey by car 5-6 hours after a delicious breakfast that will take you all the way to the border of India and Nepal. Arrive at Pancheshwar by 3 PM and meet your host Daniel Abraham.  Cast to the fish of your dreams with the help of your guide and luck you should be able to find the sweet spot of these legendary river fish. 
Days 4, 5 and 6: Enjoy fishing for the river fish of your dreams on some of the best Golden Mahseer fishing waters of India using a variety of techniques both via fly fishing as well as spinning with the help of your English-speaking host and guide.
 
And each day with attentive service delicious, freshly prepared meals and swap fishing stories around a small bon-fire in your private camp that is located on the confluence of the Saryu and Mahakali rivers. 

Day 8: Depart for Pantnagar airport early this morning. *Please note that the drive back to Pantnagar Airport Cant take up to 8 hours from Pancheshwar. Arrive at Pantnagar airport and board your flight to New Delhi where you will be met and chauffeured to your hotel for a good nights rest. 

Day 9: You will be chauffeured to your hotel after breakfast. 

PACKAGE PRICING

Conditions Apply: Please note that all inclusive flights are included from LHR (London Heathrow) and IAD (Washington Dulles International) Airports only. Hence participants will require to arrive to these airport to connect to this package services. 

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Economy Return
$ 4,750
Per Angler
  • *Select Airports Only
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Package Inclusions

  • International Airfare, Economy, round trip, +1 Connections. Select airports only (LHR & IAD). Hence travelers must make their own flight arrangements to arrive at these airports to join this package. 
  • 3 virtual, pre-trip interviews & presentations with Misty Dhillon to be better prepared for your trip that include everything from Pre Trip Tackle rituals, techniques to practice before hand and important considerations to make your adventure more potent and successful. 
  • A dozen Golden Mahseer flies tied by our expert Misty Dhillon. 
  • Applicable fishing permits. 
  • Guided Fishing: 2 anglers are guided by a local fishing guide. 
  • Accommodation, meals, and transfers as listed.
  • Domestic air travel. 
  • Arrival and departure services from New Delhi International Airport (DEL) whether you are arriving individually or as a group. 
  • Locally available non-alcoholic beverages, tonic water, or soft drinks. 
  • Mineral Water. 
  • Applicable taxes and credit card fees. 
  • Post Trip Reflection (1hr.)

More Inclusions

  • Detailed packing checklist
  • Maps of destination. 
  • Quick access Google shared folder for your convenience, anywhere. 
  • Guidance on travel policies, do’s and don’ts. 
  • A consciously designed itinerary using transformational travel best industry practices and our Process that includes:
    • Pre journey interview (1-hr). 
    • During journey practices & support. 
    • Post journey reflection (1-hr). 

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We specialize in custom tailoring your travel in India. From notoriously finicky, specie oriented and wildlife expeditions like tiger tracking, birdwatching  and snow leopard expeditions. We’re also happy to custom tailor elements that provide immersive opportunities to experience probably one of the most culturally diverse counties on our planet. 

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More Mahseer Fishing Trip Options

Also, check-out some other options, especially Golden Mahseer fishing in Bhutan. 

Golden Mahseer

Golden Mahseer is the iconic carp/barbell that is native to the Himalayas. Furthermore, they are a bioindicator species, and just like the Bengal Tiger, they are also facing extinction due to habitat loss as a result of dams, river diversions, canals, and few fish ladders. Anglers around the globe are worried about the future of Golden Mahseer, but local participation and community initiatives, such as catch and release angling are bringing awareness among locals thanks to the internet and social media. We are hopeful that initiatives of organizations such as the Mahseer Trust, local forest departments, dedicated but overworked fisheries officers, local guides, and local, owner-run small business lodges, camps will continue to do the amazing work they were before the pandemic to ensure a further for these iconic fish. 

Blog

Someone recently asked, what my top 3 Himalayan Mahseer fly fishing rivers are, and why? 

A great question that inspired me to write and share some of my personal experiences while fly fishing for Mahseer. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Things to consider before planning your fishing trip. 

Package Exclusions

  • Single supplement. 
  • International airfare, meals, transfers, sightseeing or extensions that are not listed in the itinerary. 
  • Medical (field rescue), security and/or cancellation insurance. 
  • Any items of personal nature such as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, tips (ask for guidelines), laundry, telephone calls etc. 
  • Expenses incurred due to flight delays, road-blocks and any circumstances beyond our control. 
  • Any large tax hikes and new levies shall be payable extra and shall be billed accordingly with prior notice.

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Custom Tailor

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We specialize in custom tailoring your travel in India. From notoriously finicky, specie oriented and wildlife expeditions like tiger tracking, birdwatching  and snow leopard expeditions. We’re also happy to custom tailor elements that provide immersive opportunities to experience probably one of the most culturally diverse counties on our planet. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

March, April though peaks in May though early June when temperatures soar over a 100 degrees fahrenheit. Alternatively, the end of September and early October are also a good time with high-water conditions just after the south-west monsoon. 

2-4 Golden Mahseer a day is considered a great day and good conditions. 

1 guide for every 2 anglers. 

Can be, if one is interested in interacting with local cultures, visiting villages and local schools but also hiking. Camp facilities are deluxe and even have coolers to keep the tents cool during the summer! 

6 anglers and 6 non anglers. 

  • Wake up with Tea/Coffee: 30 min before sunrise. 
  • Guided Fishing: at sunrise. 
  • Breakfast: 8-9 am that is served packed so you don’t have to get off the river. 
  • Noon: Return to camp. 
  • 1 pm: Lunch. 
  • 3:30 pm: Guided fishing. 
  • Sunset: Return to camp. 
  • 7-8 pm: Dinner.
  • 3 virtual, pre-trip interviews & presentations with Misty Dhillon to be better prepared for your trip that include everything from Pre Trip Tackle rituals, techniques to practice before hand and important considerations to make your adventure more potent and successful.
  • A dozen Golden Mahseer flies tied by our expert Misty Dhillon (only for fly fishing supplement.
  • Applicable fishing permits.
  • Guided Fishing: 2 anglers are guided by a local fishing guide.
  • Accommodation, meals, and transfers as listed.
  • Domestic air travel (economy) (return)
  • Locally available non-alcoholic beverages, tonic water, or soft drinks.
  • Mineral Water.
  • Applicable taxes and credit card fees.
  • Post Trip Reflection (1hr.)
  • Detailed packing checklist.
  • Maps of destination. Quick access Google shared folder for your convenience, anytime, anywhere.
  • Guidance on travel policies, do’s and don’ts.
  • A consciously designed itinerary using transformational travel best industry practices and our Process. 
  • International Airfare. 
  • Visa Fee or Processing. 
  • Accommodation, meals and transport not listed in the itinerary. 
  • *Cancelations: As deposits and payments for this trip are non-refundable. Hence,  it is highly recommended that travelers purchase travel insurance. 
  • Transformative Travel LLC. can not be held liable for any changes in the itinerary made due to bad weather, flight delays, roadblocks and any circumstances beyond our control.

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