rivers are full of fish, especially brown trout, so called snow trout
(schizothorax) and also golden masheers in southern regions.
is allowed in most of the rivers on special permit, which has to be obtained
from local forestry department. Fishing might be prohibited on important
religious days and in the vicinity of some temples and monasteries etc. It’s
also not allowed to use natural bait and to take the fish as trophy. Catch
& release fishing is preferred but if you like to take fish for dinner,
you’re allowed in most cases. Permits are not issued in October and November as
these are considered breeding season. Some places like whole Punakha and
Wangdue districts, Chamkhar chhu river in Bumthang etc., are off-limits for
Fishing Tour is an opportunity to explore and discover the one of the last
undiscovered fishing destinations of the world. Fishing in Bhutan remains
largely under – discovered.
will have a very unique and Bhutan experiences fishing in the crystal clear and
glacier fed rivers of Bhutan. The most common varieties are the snow trout
(belonging to the carp family) and the brown trout (which has thrived since its
introduction some decades ago). The best times for fishing are in spring (March
to May) and fall (September to November).
Bhutan Fishing tour will be the combination of cultural tour of the western
Bhutan with the best fishing spots and areas in Bhutan. You will be doing
fishing in three Rivers, Paro, Haa and Thimphu Rivers. Our company will
pre-arrange the fishing permits that are required by the law of our country in
order to do fishing in Bhutan.
Day 01 – Arrival in Bhutan
On arrival at Paro International Airport, the representative from GET INTO BHUTAN Tours will warmly welcome & greet you. Then we will drive to Paro town for lunch. After lunch we will visit to Paro National Museum and Paro Dzong. Then we can drive along the Paro river to see which place is good for tomorrow’s fishing. Stroll around Paro town. Dinner and over night stay at Paro Hotel.
Day 02 – Paro – Haa
We will do fishing in Paro until lunch time. After lunch we will drive to Haa over Chelela Pass. The pass is the highest pass in Bhutan, where car can take us. On reaching Haa, we will visit Haa Lhakhang Karpo and Lhkhang Nagpo . Evening stroll around the Haa town. Dinner and over night stay at Haa Hotel.
Day 03 – Haa – Thimphu
Today we will do Fishing in Haa River until lunchtime. After lunch we will drive to Thimphu. Evening stroll around Thimphu town. Dinner and overnight stay at Thimphu hotel.
Day 04 – Thimphu Stay
Sightseeing in Thimphu like visit to Memorial Chorten, built in 1974 in memory of third king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and the temple inside gives good examples of tantric Buddhist and its philosophy. Mothithang mini-zoo, to see the National Animal of Bhutan (Takin). The Takin (Budorcas Taxicolor) which is the National Animal of Bhutan is attributed to a legend of the animal’s creation in Bhutan in the 15th century by Lama Drukpa Kunley. BBS tower, Nunnery – the Thangtong Dewachen nunnery was founded in 1976 by Rikey Jadrel and today it houses the sixty nuns engaged in Buddhist study and practices. Folk Heritage Museum, this Folk Heritage Museum is a showcase, the 19-century farmhouse and the living style of the Bhutanese family. Lunch will be served at Thimphu restaurant.
After lunch we will visit to tallest Buddha Statue in the world. Then we will start the hike. The hiking is more or less very easy and plain walk through the forest of Pine, Rhododendron and Oak trees. The hike will take about 1-hour 30 mins. We can see Thimphu city, Thimphu River (Wangchhu) and other adjacent towns through this hike. We can also take some fluttering prayer flags and hang them between two to three trees that will bring fortune, happiness and good health to every one in this world including your enemy.
Evening visit Tashi Chho Dzong, seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan) and stroll around Thimphu town. Dinner and overnight stay at Thimphu Hoel.
Day 05 – Thimphu Stay
Whole day Fishing in Thimphu River.
Day 06 – Thimphu – Punakha
After our breakfast, we will drive to Punakha/Wangdi. The road climbs steeply through forests of pine, hemlock spruce and rhododendrons. At Dochula Pass (3150m) you will have a breathtaking panoramic view of the Eastern Himalayan Mountain ranges. The pass is adorned with 108 small stupas and many kinds of prayer flags. Then the road descends through lush forests to the fertile valley of Punakha & Wangdi Phodrang.
On reaching Lobesa, we will visit Chhimi Lhakhang, which is located at a hilltop. The temple is known as ‘the temple of fertility’. At Punakha, visit the most beautiful dzongs in Bhutan, Punakha Dzong. Lunch will be served at Punakha. Then we will drive back to Thimphu. Evening we will visit to Bhutanese Farmhouse for overnight stay and hot stone bath with local drinks.
Day 07 – Thimphu – Paro
We will drive to Paro and hike to Paro Taktshang Monastery, the most famous and scared monastery in Buddhism world. Taktsang means “Tiger’s Nest” named after Guru Rinpoche who reportedly flew to this site riding on the back of a flying tigress late in the 9th century. We have to walk about 2hours up steep from the road end. The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. Lunch will be served at Taktshang cafeteria.
On our way back, drive to the village of Drukgyel and visit the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, built in 1649 to commemorate the victory over Tibetan invasion and Kyichu Lhakhang, it is one of the two most sacred and the oldest temples in Bhutan, built in 7th century by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo (the 33rd Tibetan king, who is also the manifestation of avoloketeshivara, commonly known to Bhutanese as Chenrize). Evening stroll around the Paro valley town, the valley of surpassing Beauty. Dinner and over night stay at Paro Hotel.
Day 08 – Paro Airport
After our breakfast, we will drive to Paro International Airport for your onward flight. Our guide and driver will bid you farewell here at the airport. We wish you a very safe and pleasant flight for your onward destinations.
Thank You & Tashi Delek!
Private guided tour
Visas for Bhutan
Daily 3 meals (B/L/D) at designated restaurants or hotels
Accommodation at 3 star hotels
A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
An experienced driver
A tour vehicle
Entry fees & road permits
Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
Mineral bottled water
Set of traditional costume (to be return at the end of your stay)
Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip
Flight into Bhutan via Drukair (can be arranged with us)