Ghale Treks is the No.1 company in Nepal to offer film and media scouting as well as fixing and location management services.
We provide a comprehensive service to film crews, journalists, advertising agencies, investors and all those looking for local guides and translators. We have established contacts with many specialists such as professional artists, translators, lawyers, investigative journalists, guides and consultants.
Who are seeking the right place to make Tele film, feture film, TV serial, News and documentaries on nature, culture, adventure and heritage: Nepal would be the one of the right destination. Thus, we invite all the interested adventure filmmakers for a fabulous filming trip to Nepal.
Ghale Treks will arrange you all the necessery permit to hotel reservations, transportation, Location Advices & Scouting Services, Required Equipments Crew Arrangement, guiding to domestic ticketing we will assist you.
We are sure that we will make your film trip to Nepal an interesting and forever memorable one. Accompanied by our hardworking, innovative, resourceful crew, we will escort you to places which you have never visited to all those Paradise which are yet to be explored.
Please feel very friendly to ask for any kinds of information you need. We feel delighted to provide you the required services and assistance.
Nepal as a Shooting Spot:
Nepal, also known as the Switzerland of Asia, is not only beautiful with its snow-capped mountains, crystal-clear lakes, gushing rivers, rare variety of flora and fauna, myriad temples and stupas but equally exotic as well. It,s a Shangri-La where people come with a hope of having a glimpse of Yeti, a mysterious abominable snow animal, or even in quest for nirvana or enlightenment. But at the same time it is a country where tradition and modernity intermingle with each other and peoples with diverse languages, religions and cultures co-exist.
Every year many documentary filmmakers come to Nepal to capture the rich cultural heritage and diversity with their cameras. Some even come just to capture the rare natural beauty and virgin locales of the land.
But even large-scale productions have been shot in Nepal. Films like The Little Buddha and The Golden Child have captured the glorious past, the diverse landscape, the rich cultural heritage and architectural splendor of the land. The Oscar-nominated Caravan, portraying fortitude of the people living amidst adverse natural conditions in Dolpo, a mountain district, has captured the majestic panorama of mountainous landscapes and lakes.
Besides this, numerous Bollywood films have been shot here, capturing the beautiful and exotic locales of the land. One major film Khudagawha, whose story was set in the acrid mountain deserts of Afghanistan, was shot in Nepal when it became impossible to continue shooting in Afghanistan. In 2001, 41 foreign films were shot in Nepal.If the production seems in the promoting Nepal :
Nepal Tourism Board can assist to shoot the documentary or show. The producer should send the script or theme in detail, where will to shoot, Where will show take place and who are the audiences . It is not necessary to have Liaison officer other many government hassling can be avoided. A nd the whole process can be faster and cheaper. Nepal Tourism Board, will work with Ministry of Information and Communication.
A general permit is required to film in Nepal. Permission is granted by the Ministry of Information and Communication. They will require you to complete an application form in accordance with the Film (Production, Exhibition & Distribution) Rules, 2026 B.E.
The following information will be required to complete this application:
- Applicant's full name, nationality, home address, Passport No. issuing office & date and temporary address in Nepal.
- If the Applicant is organization or company; its name, registration no, date and office address is required.
- Information regarding the proposed film's name (title), type (genre), Language and technology (format) should be included.
- A full list of all technicians and artists visiting Nepal including their full names, nationalities, professional status, copy of passport and temporary addresses in Nepal. On the part of Nepali artistes and technicians, quote the number required.
- Name of storywriter and if the story was published, the publisher's name. Also the song writer (lyricist's) name is required.
- Consent letter from story and song writers or his/her heir.
- Synopsis of the story or storyboard.
- Specify whether the name of the film coincides with any film already produced or proposed.
- State approximate cost of the film, aim of film production, and any other relevant matters.
- A complete list of all filmmaking equipment being temporarily imported into Nepal, along with list of row stock / tapes etc.
- Type of proposed film (Feature, Newsreel, Documentary or TV. production, etc.)
- A list of the locations you wish to film in Nepal.
- Proposed date of commencement of filming and duration.
- Full details of the sequences to be photographed in Nepal.
Procedures for the licensing following documents are necessary:
- Application form as prescribed by the rules affixing Nepalese
postal stamp amounting of NRS. 50. 00
- Synopsis of the filming story.
- Crewmembers with bio-data.
- Equipment list with values for custom clearance.
- Daily Program (Itinerary)
- Consent letter of concerned organization
License to produce feature films shall remain valid for three years. As regards other films the license shall remain valid for one year. A Liaison Officer shall be deputed by the Ministry of Communications. The concerned party (film producer) shall provide the Liaison Officer with local transport, ground or air transport and board etc. When shooting is conducted in locations where night accommodation is required the producer shall provide the Liaison Officer with first class accommodation, full board, clothes and equipment (non-refundable) in mountainous areas when necessary. The film producer will pay the Liaison Officer remuneration as per rules of the ministry. The Liaison Officer is empowered to prohibit the shooting of any sequence of the film which, in his judgment, is not in the interest of the public good. Films damaging national prestige, culture, tradition or religious values and sensibility or those presenting scenery of the notified areas by Nepal government cannot be made or produced. The presence of the Liaison Officer is compulsory at all times of shooting. In this regard it is important to note that Ghale Treks will be able to reduce lead times in obtaining all necessary licenses and general film permit and other necessities; and to co-ordinate with government officials, Liaison Officer and other individuals as well. Before commencement of shooting in Nepal, Ghale Treks will procure all licenses and permits required, after paying all specified fees and taxes wherever needed.Custom Clearance
Ghale Treks will receive the film crew at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or at any border point in Nepal, to clear through customs, all film equipment and raw stock brought into the country. After the 'shoot' (while returning), our team will again clear all equipment and raw stock and tapes at the airport or border point. In short we give you a 'hassle free' experience throughout your entire shooting in Nepal. Crew (Available On Demand)
Local line producer, Location Manager, Production Manager, Production Co-coordinator, Production Secretary, Focus Puller, Clapper, Loader, 2nd Assistant Director, Crane Operators, Helpers, Gaffer, Electricians, Generator Operator, Grips, Video Operator, Still Photographer, Runners, Drivers, trekking and rafting crews.
Our expert location scouting managers will guide you the locations of our choice, suggest you as many as options available in Nepal, our location library contains more than ten thousand photographs. diversified range of locations and themes are available in Nepal for filming including Hill stations and valleys like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, Chitwan, Patan and Bhaktapur, Top of the world Mountain Everest and most popular Annapurna, Stupa, Wild life parks, Monuments, White water rafting, Bungee jump, Rural areas, Forts and palaces, Cultural events like; Dashain / Tihar or festival of color Nepal, Weddings, etc. Thus Nepal offers an array of locations that can serve any of your requirements.
Nepal, also known as the Switzerland of Asia, is not only beautiful with its snow-capped mountains, crystal-clear lakes, gushing rivers, rare variety of flora and fauna, myriad temples and stupas but equally exotic as well. It's a Shangri-La where people come with a hope of having a glimpse of Yeti, a mysterious abominable snow animal, or even in quest for nirvana or enlightenment. But at the same time it is a country where tradition and modernity intermingle with each other and peoples with diverse languages, religions and cultures co-exist. Every year many documentary filmmakers come to Nepal to capture the rich cultural heritage and diversity with their cameras. Some even come just to capture the rare natural beauty and virgin locales of the land. But even large-scale productions have been shot in Nepal. Films like The Little Buddha and The Golden Child have captured the glorious past, the diverse landscape, the rich cultural heritage and architectural splendor of the land. The Oscar-nominated Caravan, portraying fortitude of the people living amidst adverse natural conditions in Dolpo, a mountain district, has captured the majestic panorama of mountainous landscapes and lakes.
The Film and Documentary Coordinated by Us:
2006 - Pakistan: Hotel (TV Serial)
2008 - Italy: Azzurra Music - BEAUTIFUL PLANET
VIDEO WORLDWIDEVIDEO PROJECT IN 150 WORLD HERITAGE SITES WORLDWIDE
2008 - Japan (YTV) : Gutto!Chikyubin = Special deliver over the Earth
2008 - Polska: Agata and the monks
2010 - Japan TV Tokyo: Bee Museum
A few others International movies shot in Nepal:
Hollywood: Little Buddha, The Golden Child, The Wind Horse, Red Corner
Bollywood: Hare Ram Hare Krishna, Yudh, Khuda Gawah, Ghar Wali Bahar Wali, Mahan, Love in Nepal, Ek Hasina Ek Diwana, Bekabu
Hong Kong: Bodhi Dharma, Qi Yuah
France: II Fiore Delle Mille e Una Notte, Caravan
Mountain Movies: The Conquest of Everest
How this trip makes a difference!
Every booking you make creates a donation. Ghale Treks is a proud supporter of Creative Hands (CA) a social welfare organization. We send part of your service charge to Creative Hands who support worthy causes in poorer communities. Your money will go to education, disabled or physically challenged people, street children, victims, and those living in rural and remote areas of Nepal. Read more about the great work that Creative Hands do and where your donation goes here: http://www.creativehands.org.np
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