For many anglers, Golden Mahseer fishing in India’s Himalayan frontier with Nepal. More specifically, the Saryu and Mahakali rivers is a dream come true.
Though some of India’s best Golden Mahseer waters are a 2-day initiation; journeying deep into India’s Himalayan foothills. Before rafting down the Mahakali river that separates the borders of India and Nepal. Accessing trophy Golden Mahseer waters as well as some of India’s best fly fishing for Mahseer.
***Due to a recent surge in Covid cases, India is currently closed for travel.
Suggest Duration: 10-12 Itineraries
Arrive in India’s capital New Delhi (DEL) by 2pm. You will be met upon arrival and chauffeured the JB Marriott, a short drive.
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. Continuing your onward journey by road (3 hrs) toward India’s Himalayan frontier, Saryu and Mahakali rivers that border Nepal.
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.
Enjoy guided Golden Mahseer fishing with expert local guides. As the Pancheshwar area is a migratory hot-spot for Golden Mahseer.
During this short window of opportunity, anglers can find themselves connected to a fish of dreams, be it on fly or conventionally.
Though this angling adventure certainly isn’t for the faint hearted. As anglers will find themselves being guided during India’s hot summer. Often walking on steep trails, boulder strewn river beds and wet-wading with the assistance of local guides. Hence, a good wading staff is important kit for this adventure. Very early starts and late evening fishing is often the norm. Leaving the mid day hours for relaxation at camp, fly tying, discussing strategies with your guide while preparing for your next session on these Mahseer rich waters.
You may also find the details of our 12-day journey that includes a float trip here.
Explore the waters of the Saryu/Mahakali rivers during the early hours of the mornings. Thank your guides and supporting camp team over breakfast before heading out for a final night in the Himalayas at 7,000 ft. Enjoy modern amenities after your camping adventure and a 5-hr drive.
Enjoy the morning at leisure and travel back to New Delhi (3 hr drive & 2 hr domestic flight).
Be chauffeured to the international terminal by 11 am.
Home to a great diversity of rivers and habitat. India has long been the stronghold of the Golden Mahseer. India’s watersheds also host a few different species of Mahseer. Of which Golden Mahseer are the flagship species of the Himalayan foothills.
Although Golden Mahseer are widely distributed, they are also a threatened species that swim alongside some of India’s most impressive wildlife.
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