Transformative Travel LLC

Experience the thrill of fly fishing in Nepal's royal Bardiya National Park.

This is not for the faint hearted..

Our 9-day adventure, Golden Mahseer Fishing in Nepal’s, Royal Bardia National Park is the ultimate experience for fly fishers, who want to catch the rarest fish in the world and spend time with a wildlife expert.

Experience the thrill of nature on a float trip, 4WD safari and guided walks with your expert in Nepal.

Explore the pristine beauty and peace of Nepal’s Terai region. Our luxury lodges are set only a few miles from the banks of the Babai and Karnali River serving as home away from home while you explore Nepal’s Teria region for it’s world class fly fishing and wildlife experiences.

  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
  • Start Date: Monday, April 8, 2024
  • End Date: April 2024
  • Travel Insurance: Required
  • Availability:  Available 
5/5
Just back from Nepal, my third trip with Misty. This one offered a variety of experiences including fly fishing, cultural tours, a jungle safari, and a helicopter flight up to Mt. Everest. As usual everything was well organized, with great accommodations and an excellent support team. I wholeheartedly recommend Transformative Travel!
Helicopter to Everest Base Camp
Tom Camp
Participant

8 Nights, 9 Days

Day By Day

After arriving in Kathmandu, it’s time to unwind. Let us take you to our guest house in Thamel where we’ll serve a welcome dinner. 

Start your day after a hearty breakfast and experience the ancient city of Bhaktapur, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a one-of-a-kind destination in Nepal.

Enjoy the journey, as your guides lead you through a short flight to Nepalgunj, and then a 3-hr drive to the starting point of your float-trip. After a safety briefing begin your float-trip into the heart of Nepal’s Bardiya national park where there are changes of seeing tiger, one horned and other rare wildlife, especially when you are with a seasoned guide! 

A luxurious two-day experience awaits you on the Babai River. Secluded from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s a perfect getaway for anyone looking to chill out in style with our efficient river team who take care of your every need while you fly fish and enjoy the wildlife of Nepal. 

A stay at Tiger Tops will be the perfect end to your river-journey. After lunch, you’ll be chauffeured back to the hotel for a refreshing hot bath, followed by dinner and drinks with friends.

Settle into your lodge and enjoy a full day’s safari adventure exploring the host spots within Nepal’s Bardiya National Park before returning to your comfortable lodge for an evening’s entertainment and local Tharu cultural dance performance at the lodge itself.

Say goodbye to our hosts and be chauffeured to the airport for your flight back to Kathmandu where you will be met by your driver and taken to your hotel for a good night’s rest.

After a relaxing breakfast, experience our complimentary airport transfer that can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour depending on traffic. *Independent Travel. 

Check out our recent Blog from our visit to Nepal.

October 2022

A lot of people said that our journey was very difficult and not worth it. But we are thankful that we had this experience and even happier to share it with our guests. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

A little bit of pressure and a lot of fun: The fishing season for Golden Mahseer is shorter than what most anglers are used to. However, the first week of April is when it all starts.

Golden Mahseer are a hard target to catch and even harder to find. It is important to realize that Golden Mahseer are a fish of the rapids. As they are specially comfortable holding and even swimming in heavy waters. Hence it is important to get your lures to hold down a swimming a depth of 5-20 feet in the strike zone, depending on the conditions.

The Golden Mahseer is a very tough fish to find. Success with this fly depends on a few factors that can vary greatly from river to river and even from day to day. Here are some key considerations for a Mahseer fly fishing in the Himalayan rivers of Nepal. 

The mighty Mahseer is one of the largest freshwater fish in Asia. It has been called the “King of Rivers” and is sought after by anglers throughout India and Nepal. Here are 3 top Himalayan Mahseer fly fishing rivers we would recommend. 

Package Inclusions

  • Arrival meet & greet at Kathmandu International Airport (KTM). 
  • Escorted transfers, meals & accommodation as listed. 
  • No hassles with all logistics planned, special guided activities such as fishing and wildlife safaris, reservations, and excursions as listed in your itinerary. 
  • 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!)
  • Applicable taxes & credit card processing fee are also included. 

Your Host

Misty Dhillon

Misty is currently one of the pioneers of fly fishing for Golden Mahseer. He has been doing it for more than 20 years and has been guiding for over 15 years.

Your Host

Conan Dumenil

Conan has an amazing passion for the outdoors, in particular wildlife and wildlife conservation. He is a keen photographer, has a strong interest in travel, exploration and adventure and has been leading treks into the jungles of India, Nepal and Bhutan since he was a college student.

Your Host

Denis Shrestha

Join us as we get up close and personal with Dr. Denis Shrestha, a cardiologist from Kathmandu, Nepal. He will be sharing his insights into the local culture and its fly fishing tradition, which he calls ‘the best sport in Nepal.’

Why this journey?

  • Experience the rich natural habitat of the Himalayan foothills and exciting moments while being guided by seasoned experts.
  • Experience something new. Explore the spectacular flora and fauna of Nepal’s Bardiya National Park, a world-renowned destination for nature lovers.
  • Get ready for adventurous trips with the one-horned rhino, the tiger and other endangered species.
  • Transformative Travel processes are available for individuals and groups who would like to embark on an expedition that is both inspirational and transformative in nature.

PACKAGE PRICING

Please note that all bookings are subject to availability at the time of reservation.

April 2024

9 Days
$ 8,500
Per person
  • Double Occupancy
  • Our Signature Process

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

More Fishing Trips

Choose from fixed date departures scheduled for 2022-23 or ask us to custom tailor your dream journey. 

Also, check-out this 12-day Golden Mahseer float-trip along the borders of India and Nepal. 

Blog

Someone recently asked, what my top 3 Himalayan Mahseer fly fishing rivers are, and why? 

A great question that inspired me to write and share some of my personal experiences while fly fishing for Mahseer. 

The Himalayan Flagship Specie

Golden Mahseer

Golden Mahseer are the iconic freshwater river fish of the Himalayan foothills. 

Pound for pound, this Himalayan bio indicator specie offers the world of freshwater fishing some of the most hard fighting abilities and illusive nature that is found alongside some of the world’s rarest wildlife such as the Bengal Tiger, one horned Rhino and the Asiatic elephant. 

Frequently asked questions

Travel to Nepal

Things you need to know before planning you next adventure. 

Season

Best times for fishing in Nepal

April, May and October are some of the months for fishing in Nepal, even though the fishing window can vary from one river to the other. 

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

What makes us unique?

Our Process

Bring more meaning to your journey locally, nationally or internationally with our 4-part process. 

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What is Calling You?

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Want to craft a journey you don’t see on our website? Work with our Transformative Travel Team to create a custom-designed journey. 

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