per person, double occupancy
11 days/10 nights
7 days fishing
Big Game Mahseer and Goonch
India is a landscape dominated by numerous rivers, which makes it an ideal place for fishing. The Central Himalayan region in the Garhwal and Kumaon hills of India refuges one fo the last great strongholds of truly wild Mahseer. The Mahseer grow well over 100 pounds and offer the big-game enthusiast a once in a lifetime fishing opportunity for trophy Mahseer and Goonch (local catfish). The rivers are made up of fast moving water with rapids, runs, and deep pools. This busy environment has made the Mahseer an incredibly strong fighter and is sure to get the blood pumping for any traveling angler. The trip itinerary will lead you through the Ramganga River and other remote streams in the Himalayan region in search of the great Mahseer and Goonch Catfish.
Himalayan Mahseer Trail
Saryu River Tour
Enjoy 10-day float trip through north India's Kumaon region, traversing the borders of India and Nepal, while floating down the migratory gateway of north India's Mahseer fishery.
This trip runs through remote parts of India offering opportunities to meet with rural farmers and villagers. It also offers a change to truly experience Indian culture at it's best.
Transfers from New Delhi are made by train and land transfer. Accommodations are comfortable tents with cots.
Although this trip is geared towards fly anglers, it is also suitable for conventional anglers.
11 days/10 nights
7 days fishing
(Call us for 2017 Season Rates)
2015 rates listed below
11 days/10 nights/7 days fishing
$4400 per person (double occupancy), plus international airfare.
Visit to Taj Mahal optional extra - $1200
50% deposit per person. Bookings are not confirmed until deposits are received. Final payments are typically due 60 days prior to departure.
Our in-house travel agency can help you make your flight arrangements. Note: airfares are subject to change and confirmed only at time of booking. Airline ticketing, refund, change and baggage restrictions may apply.
- Transfers between New Delhi and camp.
- Accommodation in New Delhi
- All meals and beverages
- All tackle
- One fishing guide per angler
- All fishing permits and taxes
- All local transfers
- Seven days guided fishing
- Seven nights accommodation at camp
International airfare, alcoholic beverages, additional accomodations/transfers/sightseeing not included in itinerary, Taj Mahal excursion, gratuities, items of personal nature.
March, April, September, October and November.
Fly to New Delhi, India. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to a New Delhi Indian Home-Stay. Dinner and overnight. The next morning you will be met and transferred to the Himalayan Outback Camp (land transfer about seven hours).
Accommodations are local style huts containing fine British Campaign furniture: bed, table, chairs, cupboard and luggage rack. Each hut has a private verandah and sitting area and an en-suite bathroom with running water.
A smaller camp can be set up by the river for anglers wanting a more rustic experience.
We have two options to choose from in New Delhi:
1) A New Delhi Hotel
2) A New Delhi Home-Stay with a local family
A clean, comfortable and elegant home with four guest rooms, each with en suite bathroom, AC and heating, satellite TV, mini-fridge and electronic safe. Each room opens to an outdoor sitting area. Dinner is cooked by house staff.
At camp, meals are served in the main dining tent, which offers a stunning view of the river with a backdrop of the lower Himalayan Mountains. Cuisine will be a combination of Indian, Chinese and Continental. Freshly baked bread, pies and cakes will also be served. You will have three meals a day served with local tea and other beverages during your trip.
Non-angling partners are welcome to join this trip as there is plenty of non-fishing adventure.(Call for non-fishing guest rates.)
SAMPLE OUTLINE ITINERARY
(Subject to revision per flight schedules. Detailed itineraries are prepared on confirmation of reservation)
Day 1: Depart USA.
Today you will depart USA and take your international flight to New Delhi, India.
Day 2: Arrive in New Delhi, India.
Today you will arrive in India and meet your representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: To Himalayan Outback Camp.
This morning you will transfer closer to your camp by rail. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and accompany you on your trip. Overnight at guest house.
Day 4: Guest house to camp.
Today you will trasnfer by land several hours to camp. View of the Himalayan Mountains is spectaular.
-Day 5-11: Full Days of Guided Fishing
Breakfast. Full days fishing for Mahseer and Gnooch while floating downriver each day and setting up camps along the way for dinner and ovenight. Breathtaking scenery and wildlife.
Day 12: Camp to New Delhi
After breakfast and a morning of fishing, return to New Delhi by road and rail. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 13: New Delhi to USA
At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport for your international departure.
*Or you will take an optional tour of the Taj Mahal.
All Americans require a valid passport and visa for entry into and exit from India for any purpose.
Vaccinations will need to be taken before traveling to India. Check the CDC website for specifics. Sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended. Note: health precautions are offered here as an informational service only. See your doctor or health clinic.
Hindi and English
In the Himalayan region, climate varies with altitude. At about 2,000 meters, the average summer temperature is near 18 degrees centigrade; at 4,500 meters, it is rarely above 0 degrees centigrade. In the valleys, summer temperatures reach between 32 and 38 degrees centigrade. The eastern Himalayas receive as much as 1,000 to 2,000 millimeters more precipitation than do the Western Himalayas, and floods are common. Indian seasons: it is possible to identify seasons, although these do not occur uniformly throughout South Asia. The Indian Meteorological Service divides the year into four seasons: the relatively dry, cool winter from December through February; the dry, hot summer from March through May; the southwest monsoon from June through September when the predominating southwest maritime winds bring rains to most of the country; and the northeast, or retreating, monsoon of October and November.
We recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover any losses should you have to cancel to due to unforeseen illness or other emergency. Certain restrictions do apply. Premium rates are typically about $65 per $1,000 of coverage, and usually include some benefits for lost baggage, trip interruption, and emergency evacuation. Forms for Travel Assure may be obtained by calling our office.
Our recommended packing list and other briefing materials will be furnished on receipt of your trip deposit and reservation form.
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