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We are a leading film fixer team in Nepal. We are passionate about filming, film locations and achieving great outcomes for our clients.

Understanding your needs and requirements for filming in Nepal, our team goes through rigorous paperwork details, networking with the Ministries and other parties at the local level, which ensures our client satisfaction.

Our thorough understanding of the pace and complexity of film location management combines people skills, expertise and tools for licenses and permits to ensure a successful outcome for everyone.

Why choose us?

Pioneering in high altitude filming including summit of Mt. Everest, and making things happen even in the remote and restricted parts of Nepal. Equipped with cutting edge technology, drones and cameras, gear rentals, film producers and hassle-free logistics; we are your ultimate fixer in Nepal.

Filming in Nepal

Filming in Nepal can be an awesome experience, and it doesn’t take much to get permission from the concerned authorities to shoot in Nepal if one is well acquainted with the basic rules and regulations of the same.

First of all, foreign filmmakers are suggested to hire a local coordinator. Each coordinator then must represent the foreign filmmaker for obtaining any necessary permit. They are also responsible for representing the film company in any matter arising both during and after the completion of shooting in Nepal. Also, once you have chosen and hired a local coordinator, they will help you compile the necessary documents to present to the Ministry of Information and Communications, Film Development Board, Nepal and other offices on your behalf.

When a filming permit is granted, a Liaison Officer will be appointed by the Ministry of Information and Communications who is sent from the concerned government agencies to monitor as well as to give advice at the shooting locations. A filmmaker should be aware of the fact that filming is not allowed, under any circumstances, without acknowledgement of the Monitoring officer.

A nominal fee of Nepali Rupees 50.00 as permit fee (Nepali postal stamp) and Nepali Rupees 15,000.00 for censorship of visuals which have been filmed during the filming period are charged.

The filmmaker is required to pay the daily allowances, insurance, travel and accommodation expenses to the Liaison officer (Monitoring Officer). Likewise, payment for the services of the local coordinator is based on agreement between the coordinator and the filmmaker.

Ministry of Information and Communications as well as Film Development Board, Nepal have no involvement in this agreement, including the setting of rates for any of the services provided.

A filming permit enables foreign filmmakers to shoot in Nepal, however separate permits or consent letters are required for shooting at specific locations such as national parks, reserve areas, historical places etc. All arrangements, as far as possible, should be made in advance of shooting dates.

Production companies shooting TV commercials, documentaries, music videos and TV programmes should apply for permission at Ministry of Information and Communications where the process of application will be completed within just two working days. For other types of productions like feature films, docu-dramas, TV dramas, and mini-series, application should be submitted at the Ministry of Information and Communications at least

14 days in advance as the script approval must be sought from the ministry.

EXTRACT FROM MOTION PICTURE (PRODUCTION, EXHIBITION AND DISTRIBUTION) RULES, 2057 B.S. (with AMENDMENT)

–License to produce feature films shall remain valid for three years. As regards to other films, the license shall remain valid for only a year.

–Ministry of Information and Communications can depute a Liaison officer (Monitoring Officer) during the shooting of the film, and the producer should bear the cost of the Liaison Officer’s ground or air transport, accommodation and daily allowance according to the rules. While shooting in the mountain region, necessary clothes, tools and medical facilities should also be provided which are non-refundable.

–The film producer shall make an arrangement for NPR 300,000.00 worth of life insurance for the Liaison officer covering the entire tenure of outdoor shooting.

–In case of accidents during the shooting period where the Liaison officer succumbs to injuries, the film producer must bear the cost of his/her medical expenses and a lump sum amount decided by the Compensation Decision Committee formed according to law which will not exceed NPR 200,000.00

–In case the film producer is a foreign national, s/he must apply for permission at the nearest Nepali Embassy of Consulate General’s Office before making a public show. NPR 15,000.00 or equivalent of that amount should be deposited as royalty fees in A/C 1-1-5-99 and NPR 500.00 as censor fees in the concerned office.

–The film producer, in case a foreign national, must submit a copy of the film free of cost to the Ministry of Information and Communications.

–During the shooting of the film, the presence of Liaison Officer is mandatory.

Permits

THE PROCESS

From Ministry of Information and Communications, we can obtain a filming permit. Documents Required:

–A letter made by the assigned local coordinator, informing the Secretary of Ministry of Information and Communications of the purpose of applying for shooting permit.

–An assignment letter made by the foreign filmmaker, showing they have chosen and hired a local coordinator.

–An Application Form as prescribed by the rules affixing Nepali postal stamp amounting NPR 50.

–Supporting documents needed for permit consideration:

–Synopsis of the filming story. Story board for TV Commercials.

–Treatment for documentaries.

–Theme (concept) and Lyrics for music videos.

Details of content and objectives of programme presentation for TV programs:

–Name-list, passport numbers, positions and arrival date of foreign film crew with biodata.

–A schedule of filming in Nepal specifying exact dates and locations (for all types of productions)

–Equipment list with values for custom clearance.

–Consent letters of concerned organisations:

–Consent Letter of Department of Archaeology if filming in archaeological places like Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur, Changunarayan, Durbar Squares, Boudhanath, Lumbini, Swayambhunath etc. For filming in these areas, Department of Archaeology will appoint one liaison officer who should be paid NPR 200.00 everyday as allowance.

–Consent Letter of Pashupati Development Fund Office, Gaushala, Kathmandu if filming in the Pashupatinath temple area.

–Consent letter of Sanctuary Fund if filming in Annapurna Conservation Areas.

–Consent letter of Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation if filming is to be done in upper Mustang and upper Dolpa. The fees is US $5000.00 per each place.

–Consent letter of Department of Wildlife Conservation, Babarmahal, Kathmandu if filming in conservation areas.

–Consent letter of Lumbini Development Fund if filming in Kapilvastu (Lumbini), birth place of Lord Gautam Buddha.

–LOCATION CHARGES may depend upon the location where the filmmaker is going to film.

–Authorization letter to the Travel Agency/Local Domestic Film Production Company, as a local coordinator by the producer.

National Parks

NATIONAL PARK ENTRY FEES

SN.National Parks/ Wildlife Reserve/ Conservation AreasNepaliSAARCForeigners
 National Parks that are designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Natural)     
1Chitwan National ParkNRs. 150 per person per entryNRs. 1,000 per person per entryNRs. 2,000 per person per entry
2Sagarmatha National ParkNRs. 100 per person per entryNRs. 1,500 per person per entryNRs. 3,000 per person per entry
 Other National Parks   
3Banke National ParkNRs. 100 per person per entryNRs. 750 per person per entryNRs. 1,500 per person per entry
4Bardia National ParkNRs. 100 per person per entryNRs. 750 per person per entryNRs. 1,500 per person per entry
5Khaptad National ParkNRs. 100 per person per entryNRs. 500 per person per entryNRs. 1,500 per person per entry
6Langtang National ParkNRs. 100 per person per entryNRs. 1,500 per person per entryNRs. 3,000 per person per entry
7Makalu-Barun National ParkNRs. 100 per person per entryNRs. 1,500 per person per entryNRs. 3,000 per person per entry
8Parsa National ParkNRs. 100 per person per entryNRs. 750 per person per entryNRs. 1,500 per person per entry
9Rara National ParkNRs. 100 per person per entryNRs. 1,500 per person per entryNRs. 3,000 per person per entry
10Shey-Phoksundo National ParkNRs. 100 per person per entryNRs. 1,500 per person per entryNRs. 3,000 per person per entry
11Shivapuri- Nagarjun National ParkNRs. 100 per person per entryNRs. 600 per person per entryNRs. 1,000 per person per entry
12Shuklaphanta National ParkNRs. 100 per person per entryNRs. 750 per person per entryNRs. 1,500 per person per entry
 Wildlife Reserve   
13Koshi Tappu Wildlife ReserveNRs. 100 per person per entryNRs. 750 per person per entryNRs. 1,500 per person per entry
 Conservation Areas   
14Api Nampa Conservation AreaNRs. 100 per person per entryNRs. 500 per person per entryNRs. 2,000 per person per entry
15Annapurna Conservation AreaNRs. 100 per person per entryNRs. 1,000 per person per entryNRs. 3,000 per person per entry
16Blackbuck Conservation AreaNRs. 100 per person per entryNRs. 500 per person per entryNRs. 2,000 per person per entry
17Gaurishanker Conservation AreaNRs. 100 per person per entryNRs. 1,000 per person per entryNRs. 3,000 per person per entry
18Kanchenjunga Conservation AreaNRs. 100 per person per entryNRs. 500 per person per entryNRs. 2,000 per person per entry
19Manaslu Conservation AreaNRs. 100 per person per entryNRs. 1,000 per person per entryNRs. 3,000 per person per entry
 Hunting Reserve   
20DhorpatanNRs. 100 per person per entryNRs. 1,500 per person per entryNRs. 3,000 per person per entry

Restricted Areas Permits

Clikman team would acquire a special trekking permit from the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu, for trekking to areas that fall under the Restricted Zone.

  1. Trekking in any area or along any route except the specified area of route shall be deemed to be violation of law.
  2. The Trekking permit should be kept along with the trekker while trekking.
  3. The Trekking permit has to be shown to immigration employees or police on request.
S.No.Regions/VDCsPermit Fee
1.Upper Mustang Lomanthang Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5) Lo-Ghekar Damodarkunda Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5) Baragung Muktichetra Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 3 and Satang Village of ward no.5)USD 500 per person (for the first 10 days) USD 50 per person /Day (beyond 10 days)
2.Upper Dolpa Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 4 to 6) Shey Phoksundo Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 7) Charka Tangsong Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 6)USD 500 per person (for the first 10 days) USD 50 per person /Day  (beyond 10 days)
3.Gorkha Manaslu Area Chumnubri Rural Municipality (All areas of ward nos. 1,2,3 and 4)September – November USD 100 per person / week USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week) December – August USD 75 per person / week USD 10 per person / day (beyond 1 week)
4.Humla Simikot Rural Municipality (All areas of ward nos. 1,6 and 7) Namkha Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 6) Changkheli Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 3 to 5)USD 50 per person / week USD 10 per person / day (beyond 1 week)
5.Taplejung Phantanglung Rural Municipality (All areas of ward nos. 6 and 7) Mikwakhola Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 5) Sirijunga Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 8)USD 20 per person/ week (for the first 4 weeks) USD 25 per person /week ( beyond 4 weeks)
6.Lower Dolpa Area Thulibheri municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 11) Tripurasundari municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 11) Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 3) Shey Phoksundo Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 8 and 9) Jagdulla Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 6) Mudkechula Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 9) Kaike Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 7)USD 20 per person/ week  USD 5 per person /week ( beyond 1 week)
7.Dolakha Gaurishankhar Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 9) Bighu Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1)USD 20 per person/ week 
8.Gorkha Tsum Valley Area Sirdibas-Lokpa-Chumling-Chekampar-Nile-Chule Chumnubri Rural Municipality (All areas of ward nos. 3,6 and 7)September – November USD 40 per person / week USD 7 per person / day (beyond 1 week) December – August USD 30 per person / week USD 7 per person / day (beyond 1 week)
9.Sankhuwasabha Bhotkhola Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5) Makalu Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 4)USD 20 per person/ week (for the first 4 weeks) USD 25 per person /week ( beyond 4 weeks)
10.Solukhumbu Khumbu Pasang Lahmu Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 5)USD 20 per person/ week (for the first 4 weeks) USD 25 per person /week ( beyond 4 weeks)
11.Rasuwa Gosaikunda Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 and some area of ward no. 2)USD 20 per person /week
12.Manang Narpa Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5) Nasho Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 6 and 7)September – November USD 100 per person / week USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week) December – August USD 75 per person / week USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)
13.Bajhang Saipal Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5)USD 90 per person / week for the first week USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)
14.Mugu Mugumakarmarong Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 9)USD 100 per person / week USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)
15.Darchula Vyas Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1)USD 90 per person / week USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)