Golden Mahseer Fishing in Nepal's Royal Bardiya National Park.

Join Misty Dhillon for a 10-day adventure, Golden Mahseer Fishing in Nepal’s, Royal Bardiya National Park. Witness iconic wildlife and habitat on a float trip, 4WD safaris and during guided walks with seasoned expert Ritish Suri. Stay in ideally set river-camps during your float trip and enjoy a stay and safaris based out of your deluxe lodge; Tiger Tops, Karnali. 

  • Duration: 9 nights, 10 days
  • Start Date: Sun. October 9, 2022
  • End Date: Tue. October 18, 2022
  • Travel Insurance: Required
  • Availability:  2-spots available
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9 Nights, 10 Days

Itinerary

Sunday, October 9, 2022: 2 pm, arrive in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu (KTM). 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. 

Monday, October 10, 2022: Visit the some historic sights of Kathmandu  and spend the day in Nepal’s historic capital. 

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

Tuesday, October 11, 2022: Be chauffeured to the airport after breakfast to board your short flight to Nepalgunj. Be met by your guides and journey to the starting point of your float-trip. After a safety briefing begin your float-trip into the heart of this national park. 

  • Accommodation: Tented fishing camp within the National Park. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. 

Wednesday & Thursday, October 12, 13 2022: Spend the next two days exploring the Babai valley, floating roughy 40 miles by raft through the heart of some of Asia’s finest habitat. You’ll be ending each day while being served by an efficient camp-crew.

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

Friday, October 14, 2022: End your river-journey shortly after lunch and be chauffeured to Tiger Tops for a refreshing hot bath and delicious dinner.

  • Accommodation: Tiger Tops, Karnali Lodge   
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner.

Saturday & Sunday, October 15, 16, 2022: Spend 2-days exploring the park with your seasoned guides for both wildlife as well as angling opportunities. 

  • Accommodation: Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Monday, October 17, 2022: After a morning safari, journey back to Nepalgunj with your hosts to board your flight back to Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Centrally located B&B. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2022:Noon: You will be chauffeured back to the airport to board your flight back home.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast.

The Place

Nepal

Nepal’s specie rich Himalayan foothills and the Terai offer some of the best Golden Mahseer fishing in the world. More specifically the Karnali watershed is probably the mecca for most Nepal bound anglers. 

Accommodations

9 nights

Hosted by Misty Dhillon this exploration follows the Babai river, camping for 3 nights within the national park before spending 3 nights at Tiger Tops, Karnali for wildlife viewing and fishing.  

2 nights on arrival and 1 night during departure are spent in Kathmandu. 

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

Growing up fishing for Golden Mahseer in the Himalayan foothills of northern India. Misty is probably one of the pioneers of fly fishing for Golden Mahseer. 

Your Host

Ritish Suri

Joining our adventure is also a seasoned expert of the Terai, Ritish Suri who will bring to awareness this unique and rich wildlife corridor that is also considered critical tiger habitat. 

Your Host

Denis Shrestha

Misty is joined by Nepal’s local fly fishing expert; also a cardiologist from Kathmandu, Dr. Denis Shrestha, who will be sharing insights and guiding our guests during adventure. 

Why this journey?

  • Witness some of the richest habitat in the Himalayan foothills and exciting moments while being guided by seasoned experts. 
  • Float through the Bardiya National park for new experiences individually as well as a team. 
  • Enjoy 4WD safaris tracking tigers, the one-horned Rhino and other rare wildlife. 
  • Use the Transformative Travel process to bring awareness to the potent aspects of this adventure during pre, during and post trip reflections. Moreover, the inner and outer perspectives gained from an expedition to Nepal are life changing for some. 

PACKAGE PRICING

Please note that all booking are subject to availably during the time of deposit. 

October 2022

SOLD OUT
$ 7,500
Per person
  • Double Occupancy
  • Starts: Oct. 9, 2022
  • Ends: Oct. 18, 2022
  • Our Signature Process

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

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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. 

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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. 

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