A passionate angler at heart, Misty Dhillon started obsessing over fly fishing for the Golden Mahseer in 1994. Golden Mahseer are a highly evolved, bio-indicator fish species that swim in rivers across the rugged Himalayan foothills of Pakistan, India ,Nepal, Bhutan, and Mayanmar.
As a guide, and Himalayan tour-operator for 15 years; Misty fulfilled his travelers need for safety, certainty and consistency while manifesting their contradictory call of stepping into the unknown. Their need for angling-explorations, adventure, dissolving assumptions about fishers but also cultures. Seeking rewarding, unexpected moments, perspectives and cultural insights that leave lasting impressions.
Misty’s passion hence lead him to organizing pioneering fly-fishing expedition travel often involving complicated logistics; special permits and much of the stepping into the unknown as one can imagine in the remote, sub-Himalaya. Hence his time creating a career in the outdoor travel industry leading countless expeditions. Working with some of the regions best operators has equipped Misty with the knowledge, international connections, and know-how to run fine, attention-to-detail adventure journeys for travelers all over the world. In addition, Misty is also a certified casting instructor from the Federation of Fly Fishers.
Over the past two decades Misty Dhillon has also been involved in efforts also include community conservation to protect watersheds and Golden Mahseer habitat. A journey that brought a much deeper connection to the communities in these regions, allowing Misty to understand the importance of intentional and meaningful travel when visiting these remote locations.
Misty Dhillon brings his expertise of adventure travel into the vision of Maryland based, Transformative Travel LLC. A travel company him and his wife Aikta Suri Dhillon co-founded in early 2019.