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Golden Mahseer fishing on the border of India and Nepal.

Journey on your dream Golden Mahseer fishing expedition to the borders of India and Nepal and fish two of the most productive Mahseer fishing beats with your season english-speaking fishing guides who will be hosting you on your Golden Mahseer fishing adventure so that you can get the most out of your fishing trip. 

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  • Visa: Required. Saturday, April 8 to Monday April 17, 2023. 
  • Starting from: $ 3,950 per angler 
  • Advance Deposit for securing your spot is: Just $500 (pay now & secure).
  • Duration: 10 Days / 9 nights with most meals.
  • Country: India 
  • Region: Kumaon, Uttarakhand that is in northern India. 
  • International Airport: New Delhi International Airport (DEL) (India’s capital) 
  • Activity Level: This fishing journey requires driving on Himalayan switch back roads for long hours, fishing and hiking to get to the best waters in high temperatures that are ideal for Golden Mahseer fishing. 

Update: Health & Safety

Please follow this link for more information on eTourist Visas for India. There is NO fee for one month e-Tourist visa. 

Arrivals into India will require the following. 
  1. Submit complete and factual information in self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal before the scheduled travel, including last 14 days travel details. 
  2. Upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report* (The test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey) or Certificate of completing full primary vaccination schedule of COVID-19 vaccination*.

Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights starting from $3,950 per angler.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival & Grounding: Arrive in New Delhi from your international connection and settle into your hotel located, just minutes from the India’s New Delhi airpot (DEL), so you can relax from your jet lag after meeting with our attentive representative upon exiting the airport. Welcome to your Golden Mahseer fishing adventure to India! 

Enjoy stretching out in the hotel pool, enjoy the gym or spa facilities depending on your flight timing and interest. 

*Please note that India’s regulations prohibit you from carrying or using a satellite phone, personal radio communication devices (even low-frequency ones), night vision and drones. 

Day 2: Spend a leisurely morning and enjoy a hearty breakfast that is on the house at your ideally set hotel; located just minutes from both New Delhi’s domestic as well as international terminal. 

Be chauffeured to New Delhi’s domestic terminal for your flight connection to Pantnagar that can take anywhere from an hour to a little over two hours depending on the airlines routing. India’s domestic airlines have a great safety record, but also run on schedule for the most part. 

You are met by your host upon arrival at the Pantnagar which is quite and small local airport that gets you closest to your Golden Mahseer fishing destination. This is followed by drive on mountainous Himalayan switch back roads and can take up to 3 hours. Though you will be in the company of your attentive guided who meets you at the airport, drives you to his home-stay that is located at roughly 7,000 ft. The highest point of your adventure. 

Enjoy a night with your host family and learn about stories of their culture. Enjoy a freshly prepared and delicious home made Indian cuisine and get a short lesson in Indian cooking depending on your interest and if time allows. Dinner is included. 

Day 3: Start the day early with a delicious breakfast and be chauffeured by your hosts to your fishing camp that can take anywhere from 6-8 hours, driving on switch back roads through remote villages, small towns and plenty of forested foothills that offer glimpses of the rich and fairly self sustained Kumaoni culture that is present in this part of India. 

Guests are encouraged to take breaks from the drive, stretch their legs as enjoy a light packaged lunch served on route to your destination camp that is located right on the borders of India and Nepal and the confluence of two of the best rivers for Golden Mahseer fishing which are the Saryu and the Mahakali. 

Arrive and settle into your deluxe safari tents that feature attached toilets and a great view of some of the last frontiers for Golden Mahseer fishing in both India and Nepal. 

Be introduced to your guides in a camp briefing and tackle up to get down to the waters edge to cast to the fish of your dreams. 

Day 4 & 5: Enjoy guided Golden Mahseer fishing with your attentive guides who live on these waters and outfit their guests with all the necessary arrangements to manifest the Golden Mahseer of their dreams. 

Be it a morning packed breakfast deliver right to your fishing spot, so you don’t wait a minute getting back on the water. To a delicious, hot and freshly prepared lunch or dinner upon your arrival back at the camp. Hot or cold bucket baths are available anytime and so is tea coffee soft drinks and greats are encouraged carry their own alcohol from duty free so you can relax after a fun day out on Golden Mahseer waters. 

Day 6: Sped the morning trying your hands at fishing the Saryu and Mahakali confluence area for the final time before driving for 5 hours to your next fishing spot called Chukka. 

Arrive at your preset camp along with your guides, settle in and begin fishing. Along the junction of the Ladia and Mahakali rivers that were made famous in the famous epic, the Man Eaters of Kumaon (The Fish of Dreams). 

Day 7-9: Enjoy three (3) days guided Golden Mahseer fishing while being hosted by your local host guide team guiding you every step of the way if needed. Try out a variety of techniques fly fishing or light tackle fishing for Golden Mahseer using single hooks so you can release back the fish of your dreams to fight another day.  

Learn about the best ways of catching a Golden Mahseer during your pre trip interview. Get introduced to your local hosts even before you depart for your adventure so you can get the most out of your Golden Mahseer fishing trip on the border of India and Nepal. 

Day 10: Journey back to the airport after a morning fishing session and fly back to New Delhi. Say goodbye to your hosts and board your domestic flight back to New Delhi airport (domestic flight ticket included) for your onward travel back home. **Independent Travel**

Highlights of your Golden Mahseer adventure on the borders of India and Nepal.

  • Journey to the frontiers of India and Nepal that is only reached by an 8 hour driver, in the Himalayas. While this long road can be exhausting, it provides insights in Himalayan India where few tourists venture. 
  • Fish along the borders of India and Nepal accessing some of India and Nepal’s best Golden Mahseer waters guided by local hosts who know these waters intimately. 
  • End each day in comfortable tents, while enjoying attentive service that can key at the end of a long day’s adventure. Especially when you are half way around the globe. 
  • Enjoy fishing for the fish of your dreams at the most productive time of the day, guided by local guides. 

PACKAGE PRICING

Payment Plan Options are available with 4 or 2 payment installments. Pay in Full and  SAVE $200 instantly! 

CONVENTIONAL

Total Price: 9 Nights
$ 3,950
Per angler
  • Balance Paid in 2-3 Payments.
  • Payment Plan Available
  • Single Supplement $ 999

Secure Your Spot

Pay the rest later!
$ 500
Per Angler
  • Balance Paid in 2-3 Payments.
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FLY FISHING

Total Price: 9 Nights
$ 4,550
Per angler
  • Balance Paid in 2-3 Payments.
  • Payment Plan Available
  • Single Supplement $ 999

Package Inclusions

  • 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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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

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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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