How we started our journey

Who we are

Who We Are

The Himalayan Outback, is considered one of the top companies world-wide that provide fly fishing trips.

The Himalayan Outback was started in 2004 by Mickey Sidhu and Misty Dhillon. The focus of this company from the start has been to provide the best experience and world class service to our guests; to ensure that our employees get the proper training that will enable them to perform their tasks to the best of their ability and provide them with career growth paths, and lastly; to educate communities where we operate in the benefits of “Catch & Release” fishing.

On the conservation front we participate in various efforts by providing support to local communities for the benefits of sustainable outdoor tourism. These efforts slowly yield results in protecting the Golden Himalayan Mahseer and the surrounding ecosystem in these sections of remote rivers.

We ensure that when we finish our trips that our staff does not leave a single piece of garbage behind – everything is collected and taken away for proper disposal. This is done even from the most remote locations in which we operate.

The majority of our staff has been hired from the areas in which we operate. They are given proper training and based on their individual interests we try and provide them with opportunities to grow in those fields.

Over the years The Himalayan Outback has had the opportunity to host television shows for the promotion of the very special Golden Himalayan Mahseer fishery. Angling show producers such as Canada based “What a Catch Productions” hosted by Kathryn Maroun, “Reel Outdoors” hosted by Chris Bailey, and “Hunt for big fish” hosted by Larry Dahlburg have all been hosted by The Himalayan Outback and have produced television shows on this legendary fish.

Today The Himalayan Outback, is considered one of the top companies world-wide that provide fly fishing trips. We are proud to say that we have helped put India and the Mahseer on the map for anglers in every major country.

Over 95 % of our guests are foreigners – the majority of them being from USA, UK, Netherlands and South Africa. We are slowly starting to appeal to the Indian market also and we have seen a gradual increase in domestic guests.

Due to the relatively short fishing season we started to also curate wildlife and multisport trips. The wildlife trips are primarily focused on tiger safaris in Corbett & Ranthambore; snow leopard trek in Ladhak and Spiti; and rhinoceros in Kaziranga Wildlife Park.

The main reason that we have repeat guests for is our reputation for full service. Right from the moment they land at the airport to their flight back home every detail is attended to in order to ensure that every traveler goes back more than satisfied, regardless whether they have caught a prize Mahseer or seen a tiger!

In 2018, we had our first season of Mahseer fishing in Arunachal. Even though the logistics were a nightmare we managed to get our river operations going like clockwork – despite an unpredictable monsoon our season was a success. The Arunachal operation was setup due to the ban on angling by Uttrakhand in August 2018 – we shifted all our trips to Arunachal at a very short notice. The Uttrakhand government has once again allowed fishing in the state, but as a result of the ban we were forced to look for other options … and now we have another destination to offer our guests – one that offers a lot of additional options like tribal culture and wildlife! Mahseer (both Golden & Chocolate) fishing trips to Arunachal are now a part of our regular offerings – an amazingly picturesque area, barely visited by even India tourists!

Principles Of Our Work


We are honest to our clients, authorities and everybody else. We adhere to the laws and ethical rules in all activities and relations.


On of our main principles is that we behaving in an honest and open way, always keeping the promises and ensuring that we are reliable.

Quality in Services

To extend the services to clients on time, in universal standards, quality and costs as scheduled and promised.
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Micky Sandhu

After spending 15 years in the U.S. working in the IT industry in California’s Silicon Valley in International Sales, Mickey decided to return home to India. The natural draw of the outdoors led Mickey to start The Himalayan Outback with

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The ever-smiling Gajju has been with us from the day we started operations. This highly creative chef will amaze you with hissumptuous delicacies presented at the dining table in

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Head - Wildlife and Trekking

Pritam joined Himalayan Outback as a teenager in 2007. An extremely dependable, soft spoken and polite individual, Pritam is a “trouble shooter” par excellence! He is an excellent Natuaralist and has a keen eye while guiding

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Satpal Bobby

Head Fishing Guide

Bobby is The Himalayan Outback’s Head Fishing Guide who leads a team of four permanent fishing guides. He currently holds the world record for the Golden Mahseer on Fly. Joining The Himalayan Outback in 2007 as

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Sundar Singh Rawat

Service Manager

As “Head of Service” Sundar is ever-present, regardless of what time a guest requires any kind of service! He has the ability to understand the needs of each guest and take care of it with a smile.

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Head of Housekeeping

Pralad has been with the The Himalayan Outback since we started operations. He joined us a fishing guide and worked as one for over seven years. Due to health issues Pralad had to stop fishing and give up his passion!

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Shivmohan Singh Rana

Shibu has been with The Himalayan Outback since 2006. He is a skilled chef and a specialist in Indian and Continental cuisines.

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Shree Mohan

Shree Mohan joined The Himalayan Outback in 2010. In a short period of time his cooking skills were discovered and ever since he has been surprising

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The fourth star of our team of chefs is Arvind. He can hold his own in the kitchen and ensures that the quality and variety of meals is maintained even if he is the only

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Roshan Singh

Fishing Guide

A member of our renowned team of fishing guides, Roshan joined The Himalayan Outback in 2014. Soft spoken and ever present

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Mahseer Fishing In India

Sanju hails from a village overlooking the Western Ramganga River where fishing is a way life.

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The smartly dressed Jeetu is part of our Service team. Joining The Himalayan Outback in 2015, Jeetu is extremely polite and courteous.

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Raju’s family is one of the few families that even today reside inside the core zone of the Jim Corbett National Park – encounters with all types of animals,

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Fishing Guide

The youngest member of our team of fishing guides, Sunil joined The Himalayan Outback in 2016. Sunil comes from Himachal Pradesh where his

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Deepak hails from Pancheshwar, the Mecca of Mahseer fishing in North India. This young lad has a keen eye for weather and river conditions.

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Trekking Guide & Service

Bittu is the latest addition to The Himalayan Outback family. He is training in various departments including Service & Guiding.Bittu has successfully

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