FISHING TRIP INDIA

The Himalayas
Overview

Overview
An exceptional trip which will appeal to all anglers who want to discover new destinations and have a go at fishing for the Mahseer which are present in some of the most beautiful rivers in the Himalayas, including the famous Saryu. A unique opportunity to catch Masheer in cystal-clear waters and enjoy the spectacular landscapes of the Himalayan range.

Itinerary

This information is subject to change depending on transfer times and weather conditions

For international flights : Possibilities with Air France, Air India and Turkish Airlines. Please consult us for more details. Your itinerary may change depending on the airline you choose.

Stay of 12 days , 10 nights ( 2 nights in The Hotel + 2 nights in Cottage / Lodge + 6 nights in camp of “safari” private), 5 + 2 ½ days fishing
DAY 1 Flight from Europe to New Delhi
You will be met by our local rep and taken to your hotel where you will spend the night
DAY 2 After breakfast, departure for the Himalayas by train to Kathgodam with our guide. Transfer to the Cottage in a quite area of Jeolikot, a small town at 1000m. Here you will find a perfect blend of Kumaoni tradition, style and comfort. After a delicious traditional Indian meal, you can have a rest in your room in the afternoon or go for a walk and some bird-watching. Dinner and night at the Cottage
DAY 3 After breakfast, you will be accompanied to the river (about 5 hours) with a chance to enjoy the Himalayan panorama. Then you will start the boat trip to reach the private safari camp and fish
DAY 4 to 8 5 days Mahseer fishing : you will fish in the most productive spots on the river and enjoy your experience in the the camp on the river banks
DAY 9 After fishing in the morning you will say goodbye to your hosts and leave the camp. Transfer to the Himalayan lodge (about 4 hours by road) Arrival in the evening, dinner and night at the lodge.
DAY 10 Early start to admire the Himalayan range. After breakfast, transfer to the the station where you will take a train for New Delhi mid-afternoon. Arrival in New Delhi in the evening. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and night at the hotel.
DAY 11 Breakfast then you have a free day in New Delhi. Return flight to Europe
DAY 12 Arrival in Europe
Geography

Geography
Uttarakhand is a state in the north of India and is well-known for its stunning natural beauty. Most of the northern part of the state is covered by the Himalayan peaks and glaciers , whereas the southern part is covered in dense forests. The unique Himalayan ecosystem is home to a large number of animals ( including bharal, snow leopards and tigers) and rare plants.
Two of the most powerful Indian rivers, the Ganges and the Yamuna, originate in the glaciers of Uttarakhand and are fed by the regions numerous lakes and by melting snow.
Uttarakhand has an undulating landscape with steep, rocky mountains, deep valleys, high peaks and fast-running streams.

Fishing

Fishing
For many years, the Saryu has been one of the most interesting rivers for Mahseer fishing. This is due to the fact that it is the second-biggest tributary of the powerful Mahakali which forms the border between India and Nepal. This river is one of the migration passages for the Golden Mahseer and , during the seasons we propose, they are very active. The Mahakali river is one of the biggest reserves for these majestic fish which move up the River Saryu, giving very good results from year to year. The tour we organise will give you the opportunity not only to fly-fish or spin for the Mahseer, but also to meet the local population in this remote area.

Fishing the Saryu is most productive during two periods in the year. One in the spring (from March to June) with a migration upstream and the second in autumn (from September to October) with a migration downstream. Our programme has been chosen to give you the most efficient fishing possibilities.

The Saryu is good for fly-fishing and quite easy to fish with just the right volume for single or two-handed rods. In the hotter months the Mahseer can also lie in the rapids – a thrilling experience !

Fishing seasons

Seasons : April, May , October

Useful Info

Visa
A visa is required to visit India. Your passport must be valid at least six months after the validity of the visa

Vaccinations
No vaccination required (except for visitors from Africa, Latin America, and New Guinea who must have a vaccination certificate for yellow fever) However, we recommend you to be up-to-date for the following : tetanus, diptheria, typoid, hepatitis A and B

Languages
Hindi and English

Currency
Indian rupee. We recommend you take US dollars

Time
UTC + 5.30

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