Frequently asked questions about our Mahseer Fishing trips.

Planning ahead can sometimes be overwhelming. Knowing the right season, visa policies, but also planning for the unknown can make or break your trip. 

So here are some things you need to know before planning your fishing or fly fishing adventure to Bhutan, Nepal or India.

F. A.Qs

SEASONS

BEST TIMES

Timing is an important consideration. Our suggestions for the best times are as follows. 

Keep in mind, October marks the high water, post monsoon window that can be challenging but also highly rewarding.

March – May, Spring- early Summer marks the pre-monsoon and generally low water and more consistent fishing window. 

  • Bhutan: April & May. 
  • Nepal: April, May and October. 
  • India (northern): March – May & October. 

BEFORE YOU LEAVE

VISA

All travelers need a visa to visit Bhutan, Nepal or India. 

  • Bhutan: Visa Upon arrival.
    • Arranged by Transformative Travel LLC. 
  • Nepal: Here’s how you can apply for a Tourist eVisa for Nepal prior to departing.
  • India: Here’s how you can apply for a Tourist eVisa for India prior to departing.

WHAT's INCLUDED

INCLUSIONS

  • Arrival meet & greet by a local representative upon clearing immigration and customs. 
  • All domestic transfers as per your itinerary, meals and accommodation as listed in the itinerary. 
  • Guided wade fishing is the norm during most Golden Mahseer fishing trips. 

WHAT NOT INCLUDED

EXCLUSIONS

  • International Flights. 
  • Visa Fees.
  • Insurance.
    • Recommended Insurance Policy: Signature Travel Plus, by Global Rescue: Apart from medial coverage of up to $100,000 this policy will also includes coverage due to cancelation/delay/interruption related reasons listed in the policy. We advise our travelers to purchase this policy within 20-days of the initial trip deposit to insure maximum coverage. Contact us for more details. 
  • Tips (ask us for guidelines). 
  • Any transportation, accommodation or meals that are not listed in the itinerary. 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

RESERVATIONS

  • A 50% advance deposit is required to secure your spot. 
  • The balance may be paid 60 days before your journey. 
  • All deposits, payments and cancelations are non refundable. Hence, trip cancelation insurance is highly recommended. 

NON FISHING PARTNERS

COUPLES

As we specialize in custom travel. Hence, our offerings can include suggestions for which trip to book or custom tailor based on what journey you are feeling called to.  

RECCOMMENDED FISHING TACKLE

GEAR TALK

Rods & Reels: 7,8 and 9 wt rods outfitted with good reels with plenty of backing. 

Two-handed and switch rods are also recommended. 

Fly Lines: An assortment of shooting tapper fly-lines of 250-350 grain tapered to carry heavy flies a reasonably good distance if you are chasing the fish of your dreams. 

Flies: An awesome armory of flies from tube flies, helmet sculpins, gummy minnows and even crease flies are in order the Golden Mahseer during this adventure. A box of your favourite nymphs and dry flies should be set aside for Punakha that offers good fishing for both Brown and Snow Trout.

WHAT TO BRING

CHECKLIST

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Masks 
  • Plenty of Sanitizer & Disinfectant. 
  • Back-pack. 
  • Heavy-duty rod and reel storage.  
  • Maxima Tippet Material (12-40 lb) (Ultra Green) 
  • Fanny Pack (waterproof) 
  • Water Proof Fly Boxes for streamers. 
  • Wading Shoes (no felt soles please) 
  • Wading stick.
  • Polarized and/or clear glasses.
  • Muti-tool, fishing pliers, cutter.
  • Fleece (pull over).
  • Rain Jacket. 
  • An empty cup mindset. 

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