Nepal is 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 panaroma of mountainous landscapes and lakes.
As soon as we get all the necessary information from our clients, we have to apply for permission in advance for filming in Nepal. Our relationship and past experienced enable us to get all kinds of permits in Nepal in given time. However, it normally takes about more than 10 days to 20 days to get filming permit in Nepal, MAI is able to get filming permit within a week in order to provide quality services.
To get permit from the Ministry of Information and Communication, we have to have the following information. Please find out the attached application form.
1. Application form
2. Synopsis of the filming story.
3. Crew members with bio-data and passport copy.
4. Equipment List with values for custom clearance.
5. Itinerary (Including Start Date of filming).
6. CONSENT Letters of concerned organizations:
(We will take all responsibilities to make your Consent letter.)
7. Authorization Letter Global Link Tours & Travel Pvt. Ltd. as a local representative of the producer.
To clear customs of filming equipment coming other than Nepal, one need to have a film permit along with the authority letter from the Film Development Board. We help you to get the letter and help to clear customs duties of filming within 1 hour by doing all paperwork in the customs clearance in an airport or border of Nepal. Our team will be there in the airport before you arrive to finish all paper works in order to clear the equipment through customs promptly.