Golden Mahseer fishing Nepal & India's Himalayan frontier - Mahakali River

From time to time, the Saryu & Mahakali rivers have made famous, Golden Mahseer fishing Nepal and India’s remote border, especially at Pancheshwar. 

Moreover, a float trip on the Mahakali river separating Nepal from India, offers access to 40-50 miles of productive Golden Mahseer fishing waters. It is easy to loose track of time in an ancient confluence of cultures, natural beauty and wildlife.

  • Duration: 11 nights, 12 days
  • Visa: Required (India eVisa)
  • Travel Insurance: Recommended 


  • Destination: New Delhi, Northern India 
  • Airport: New Delhi International Airport (DEL) 
  • Region: Kumaon, Uttarakhand 
  • Duration: 12 Days 
  • Capacity: 6 guests 
  • Activity Level: Challenging. 
  • Activity Inclusions: Guided fishing with a local guide. Visit local Kumaoni villages, birdwatch, hike and learn about ancient practices from local guides. 

Health & Safety

  • eTourist Visas for vaccinated travelers are set to resume on November 15th. 

11 Nights, 12 Days

Itinerary - Day by Day

Upon arrival at New Delhi International Airport (DEL), you are met whether you are arriving individually or as a group. 

Be chauffeured a short distance for a good night’s rest after a long flight. 

  • Overnight: JB Marriott

After breakfast, be chauffeured to Delhi’s domestic terminal before boarding a 2-hr flight to Pantnagar (PGH), Kumaon. Arrive by midday and rendezvous with your host while continuing your onward journey by road (3 hrs) toward Pancheshwar from where you will be starting your float-trip. Spend the night at an ideally set lodge. 

  • Overnight: Te Aroha, Dhanachulli.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, packed lunch dinner. 

Opt to rise early, as some clear mornings offer Himalayan vistas from Te Aroha, Dhanachulli due to it’s location (7,000 ft. ), while a well appointed team of locally employed lodge staff serve a delightful breakfast outdoors (weather dependent), leaving you marveling at the extensive terrace farming practices, Himalayan vistas (weather dependent), rich bird-life and Kumaoni way of life during a 6-hr drive following switchback Himalayan backroads finally leading to the India, Nepal border. Due to frequent picture and refreshment spots along this route journey time taken can vary up-to 8 hrs. 

Make it to your fishing camp in daylight hours  followed by some time on the water fishing for Golden Mahseer before ending your day around a small fire, appetizers and dinner. 

  • Overnight: Tented fishing camp. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. 

Embark on a 7-day float-trip adventure along the international borders of Nepal and India while floating anywhere from 3-10 miles each day and sometimes even more. As both anglers and non anglers can expect to be looked after by a seasoned team of guides and camp team. It is easy settling into a slower pace of life while floating these Golden Mahseer rich waters. Appreciating unique perspectives this adventure has to offer and ending your days on the river, camping on remote sand beaches. Finally, settling around a small fire, a freshly prepared dinner and hot bucket bath before turning in for the night.  

  • Overnight: Tented fishing camp. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. 

Start the day early rafting down the Mahakali and ending your float-trip adventure, saying goodbye to your travel tribe hosts. Be accompanied on a 3-hr drive to the airport to board your flight back to New Delhi where you are met and chauffeured to your hotel. 

  • Overnight: JB Marriott 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, packed Lunch 

11 am: You are chauffeured to the New Delhi International Airport (DEL) after breakfast. 

  • Meals Included: Breakfast

Package Inclusions

  • Arrival meet & greet at New Delhi International airport (DEL)
  • Escorted transfers, meals & accommodation as listed. 
  • Guided fishing (2 anglers to a guide). 
  • No hassles with all logistics planned, special activities, guided fishing, reservations, and excursions as listed in your itinerary. 
  • Applicable taxes & credit card processing fee are included. 

Additional Inclusions

  • Detailed packing checklist. 
  • Maps of destination. 
  • Quick access Google shared folder for your convenience, anywhere, anytime. 
  • Guidance on travel policies, do’s and don’ts. 
  • A consciously-designed itinerary intentionally made to manifest your greatest desires for your journey.
  • Our Process that includes:
    • Pre journey interview (1-hr). 
    • During journey practices & support. 
    • Post journey reflection (1-hr). 
  • Complimentary Travel with H.E.A.R.T. gift packages before departure (includes over $50 worth of travel goodies and printed essentials for your journey!)

An Iconic Species

Golden Mahseer

The fish of a 1001 casts can easily be compared to hardest fighting freshwater fish on the planet. 

Why this journey?

  • Mahseer fishing Nepal and India’s Golden Mahseer frontier while floating roughly 50 river-miles along the remote and culturally rich Himalayan borders of India and Nepal. 
  • Fish for the fish of your dreams with some of the most seasoned guides in the business.
  • Pursue your personal passion and leave the details to us from the moment you arrive in New Delhi to the moment you depart.


Please note that all booking are subject to availably during the time of deposit. 

On Hold

11 Nights 12 Days Starting At
$ 3,975
Per Angler
  • Starts: Sat. Oct. 7, 2023
  • Ends: Wed. Oct. 18, 2023
  • Double Occupancy

Schedule your complimentary consultation with our in-house expert, Misty Dhillon.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Golden Mahseer Fishing Season

In addition to April, May and even June. September and October also offer a short window for Golden Mahseer fishing in India.

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