Mahseer fishing trip on the borders of India and Nepal.

Northern India’s hotspot Golden Mahseer fishing destination is a 10-day trip to Uttarakhand’s Saryu river. 

  • Location: Located on the border of India and Nepal this is probably one of the best places to catch a mighty Golden Mahseer both on the fly, as well as lures. 
  • Season: As the fishing peaks is May and some bits of September and early October. Anglers can expect to connect to a fish of their dreams. But only if factors like the weather as well as the annual migration of these legendary fish fall in line with your angling priorities. 

HERE'S WHAT A 10 DAY TRIP LOOKS LIKE.

OVERVIEW

AT A GLANCE

  • Prime Season:
    • May (low water)
    • October (high water)  
  • Airport: New Delhi (DEL) 
  • Duration: 10-Days / 9-nights in India. 
  • Price: From $3,950 pp, double sharing.  
  • Activity Level: Moderately Challenging. 
  • Capacity: 4-anglers. 
  • Fishing: Guided (2 anglers to a guide) (wade fishing) 

SKETCH ITINERARY

DAY BY DAY

  • Day 1: Arrive in New Delhi. 
  • Day 2: Journey to the Himalayas. 
  • Day 3: Arrive at fishing camp (afternoon). 
  • Day 4-7: Guided Mahseer fishing (wade fishing). 
  • Day 8: Depart fishing camp post lunch.
  • Day 9: Depart Himalayan lodge for Delhi. 
  • Day 10: Depart India. 

Highlights

  • Be met by our representative upon arrival in India’s capital, New Delhi. 
  • Be accompanied by our representative during all internal travel within the country. 
  • Enjoy accommodation and most meals (as listed below) in your all inclusive package. 
  • Be guided by a seasoned team of Golden Mahseer fishing guides while fishing for the illusive Golden Mahseer on the Saryu and Mahakali rivers in Northern India. 
  • Stay in a tented camp on the borders of India and Nepal and enjoy freshly prepared meals.
  • End your days with a refreshing hot bucket bath as you are being pampered by a seasoned team of hosts, camps staff and fishing guides. 

detailed itinerary

DAY - 1

ARRIVE IN NEW DELHI

2 pm, arrive in India’s capital New Delhi (DEL). You will be met upon arrival by our representative and chauffeured to a centrally located B&B. 

  • Accommodation: Centrally located B&B. 
  • Meals Included: Dinner. 

DAY - 2

HIMALAYAN FOOTHILLS

Board a train with our representative (5-hrs)to the Himalayan foothills of Kumaon and enjoy a night’s stay at the ideally set Te Ahoha, Dhanachulli (3-hrs drive from train station). 

  • Accommodation: Te Aroha, Dhanachuli.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, packed lunch dinner. 

DAY - 3

Saryu river

Journey to the borders of India and Nepal following remote backroads that weather permitting, offer vistas of the Himalayas . Arrive and settle into your camp that is situated on the banks of the Saryu River. Enjoy guided Golden Mahseer fishing this evening. 

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

DAY - 4-7

Saryu river

Enjoy guided Golden Mahseer fishing. Pancheshwar is a migratory corridor of some of India’s best Golden Mahseer fishing since the 1960s. Since it has also been protected under India’s stringent wildlife laws while encouraging community initiatives via sustainable eco tourism and catch and release angling for the iconic Golden Mahseer of the Himalayas. 

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

DAY - 8

Saryu river

After a morning’s fishing session say goodbye to your hosts drive (5-hours) to your Himalayan lodge (7,000 ft. asl) that is on route to New Delhi International Airport. 

This leg of your return journey ends with a leisurely evening around a small fire after settling into the deluxe and ideally set, Te Aroha, Dhanachuli.

  • Accommodation: Te Aroha, Dhanachuli.  
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner.

DAY -9

New Delhi

This morning allows you the time every journey should have, before you feel being pulled back to your day to day life. Additionally, Te Aroha, Dhanachuli also puts you close to good hiking opportunities due to it’s location (7,000 ft. asl). Distant views of the snow capped Himalayas are also sometimes visible from this location.

You will be chauffeured to the train station (3-hrs) after an early lunch. Board your train with our representative (5 hrs) to New Delhi. 

  • Accommodation: Centrally located B&B. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. 
  • Extensions: Additionally, you could even sign-up for a few days of tiger tracking in India’s first tiger reserve (Jim Corbett Park) that is just over 3 hours from Dhanachilli.

DAY - 10

Depart

Noon: Enjoy leisurely morning if your flight connection is not scheduled early. Our representative will accompany you to international departures to make sure your departure out of India is smooth and hassle free. 

  • Accommodation: Not included.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast.
  • International Extensions: Connecting flights to Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) as well as to Paro International Airport (PBH) Bhutan depart in the mornings. 

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Golden Mahseer

As Golden Mahseer are a species that have captivated the hearts of generations of anglers. They are also some of the most iconic freshwater fish of the Himalayas. Having evolved with the youngest mountain ranges of the world. These certainly aren’t your average fish. Nor your average fishing trip. We advise our travelers to plan their adventures into this ancient and rich land intensionally. 

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