Fishing rules and some facts about fishing in Bhutan:
Equipment you must bring for Fly-fishing:
Most of the fly-fishing equipment are not readily available in Bhutan so you must bring your own equipment depending on your experience and comfort. Our guide can make good number of flies but initially you must bring your own.
|Place||Type of fish|
|Thimphu||Brown trout, asala|
|Bumthang||Brown trout, asala|
|Punakha||Brown barbel, asala|
|Haa||Rainbow trout, brown trout, local carp|
|Tashigang||Brown barbel, asala
|Manas||Golden Mahseer, silver carp
Upon arrival at Paro International Airport, meet with our tour guide and then transfer to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan, will meet you. It will take you 60 minutes to reach Thimphu from Paro town or airport. Later in Thimphu, visit to Giant Buddha, Memorial Stupas, Takin Zoo (National Animal of Bhutan) and Tashichho Dzong (Giant fortress) Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Today, we will depart early for Punakha valley. Enroute to Dochu La Pass (108 Stupas) Stop for a panoramic view of Himalayan range from pass. Later descent down towards Punakha valley crossing mitsana and lobesa. Visit to Chimi Lhakhang temple (dedicated to Divine Madmane) and Punakha Dzong that is located between Pho Chu (male) and Mo Chu (female) river. After lunch we then drive towards Tsirang, where our today’s fishing spot is located, following Punatsangchhu River at our left hand side, all the way from Bajothang. Today we won’t be fishing but we will make it everything ready for tomorrows fishing. Dinner and overnight stay at the tent / camping.
Today, we will start our angling very early along the Sunkosh River and we will be spending whole day doing angling. Dinner and overnight stay at the tent / camp.
Again, today also we will spend whole day angling along Sunkosh. Dinner and overnight stay at the tent / camp.
After early breakfast, we will depart for countryside, Tingtibi village, where there is less settlement with basic infrastructures. Enroute to Tsirang – Damphu, Sarpang and then to Gelephu. After crossing, Tsirang, we then descent down till we reach stretch of Sarpangtar, upon reaching Gelephu town we will climb uphill leaving Gelephu behind. We will stop for a while at immigration checkpoint and continue towards Tingtibi. Dinner and overnight stay at tent / camp.
Today we will try to spend whole day at Tingtibi along Mangde chu River, hunting for Golden Mahseer and Chocolate Mahseer. Tingtibi is very popular for Chocolate Mahseer. Dinner and overnight stay at the tent / camp.
After early breakfast, we will depart for Panbang, the Royal Manas National Park. We will spend half of the day fishing Golden Mahseer. Dinner and overnight stay at the tent / camp / lodge.
We will spend whole day angling in Panbang that falls under Royal Manas National Park. Dinner and overnight stay at tent / camp / lodge
After breakfast, we will drive back to Tsirang for overnight stay. Visit to small town of Tsirang – Damphu. Dinner and overnight stay at the tent / camp / lodge.
After breakfast, we will drive back to Thimphu, crossing Sunkosh River and Lobesa village. After crossing Lobesa, gently we will climb upward until we reach on top of the Dochu La Pass. From Dochu La Pass, we then descend down until we reach Simtokha. If time permits, visit weekend market and Thimphu downtown. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Right after early breakfast, we will drive back to Paro valley, following Thimphu – Paro highway and our car will directly drop us to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) base. From here will hike uphill about 2-3 hours and 1-hour downhill, depending on physical strength. Afternoon visit Museum which is destroyed by an earthquake and currently its under renovations and Rinpung Dzong. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Optional: One can also use pony / horse till cafeteria
After morning breakfast, our guide and driver will transfer you to airport for your onward flight and assist with your luggage
Accommodation on twin sharing basis
02 Man tent during camping while fishing in river
Fishing Tour Guide
Tea & Snacks Daily
Fly fishing / Spin fishing permits
Entrance fees to monuments
Airport pickup / drop
Local cook during camping / expedition
Bottled water once in a day
All hotel taxes / service charge
Bhutan Visa Fees
All land transportation by our private vehicle
Any airfare to / from Bhutan
Any fishing tackles
Any single supplement
Any telephone calls
Any itinerary extensions will be subject to additional cost
Any tips to guide / driver