Top Places in Nepal to Film Your Next Movies

Posted by: Trekking Venue Nepal
Date: Feb 2024

Nepal, a nation of breathtaking natural beauty and rich cultural diversity, is poised to elevate its tourism industry to new heights. The profound impact of tourism on Nepal’s economy has garnered attention, and the country’s majestic landscapes and vibrant cultural heritage are pivotal in driving economic prosperity. This blog is a captivating journey through the potential of bolstering Nepal’s tourism sector, with a special focus on international events and the magnetic allure of Bollywood filmmakers.


Australian Victorian Town Transformed for ‘Ice Road 2: Road to the Sky’

Drawing inspiration from successful initiatives in Australia, where international filmmakers are invited to explore and capture the essence of their landscapes, Nepal is set to welcome and host international movie productions in its awe-inspiring locations. An exemplary instance is the transformation of Walhalla, a charming Victorian town east of Melbourne, into a Nepalese village for the filming of “Ice Road 2: Road to the Sky” starring Liam Neeson. This ambitious project aims to recreate the ambiance of Kodari in Nepal, providing a captivating marketplace backdrop for the movie.

Nepal Crowned “Leading Adventure Destination” at SATA 2023

Nepal clinched the prestigious “Gold Award” for “Leading Adventure Destination” at SATA 2023, held on October 10, 2023, at Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway, India. This accolade not only underscores Nepal’s unparalleled natural beauty but also positions it as a prime destination for adventure enthusiasts, from trekking through the majestic Himalayas to exploring ancient temples and vibrant cities.


Bollywood’s Love for Nepal: A Cinematic Wonderland

Nepal’s picturesque landscapes have long captivated Bollywood filmmakers. Numerous iconic films, including “Hare Rama Hare Krishna,” “Yudh,” “Khuda Gawah,” “Love in Nepal,” “Baby,” and many more, were shot against Nepal’s stunning backdrops. The country’s affordability, diverse settings, and rich culture make it an attractive destination for filmmakers and documentary creators. Nepal’s scenic grandeur has captured the hearts of tourists and filmmakers alike. From the iconic backdrop of Mount Everest to serene lakes, and bustling streets of Kathmandu…

Best Places for Filmmaking in Nepal

Now, let’s delve into some of the top destinations in Nepal for filmmaking:

  • Pokhara: Known as the city of Lakes, Pokhara offers spectacular snowy views, greenery, and a romantic climate – a filmmaker’s dream.
  • Kathmandu: The capital city offers a mix of ancient and modern, with stunning temples, bustling streets, and cultural diversity.
  • Mustang: Known for its unique landscape resembling the Tibetan Plateau, Mustang boasts natural beauty and picturesque landscapes.
  • Namche Bazaar: Offers breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks and a vibrant Sherpa culture, serving as a gateway to the high Himalayas.
  • Khaptad National Park: A remote wilderness with diverse flora and fauna, known for its spiritual history and good bird-watching sites.
  • Rara National Park: Home to the pristine Rara Lake surrounded by dense forests, offering unique and picturesque landscapes.
  • Dolakha: Full of heritage sites dating back to ancient dynasties, offering traditional Newari style and serving as a gateway to the Everest region.
  • Karnali: Rich in cultural attractions, including Khasaryan culture, Himalayan Buddhism, and pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar.
  • Illam: Famous for its tea gardens, rolling hills, and serene landscapes, home to different species of birds and animals.
  • Bandipur: Best for homestays in Nepal’s cultural heritage with panoramic views of peaks.
  • Garden of Dreams: A neoclassical garden offering peace amidst the city.
  • Skywalk: Offers a 360-degree view of the city’s skyline and surrounding natural beauty.
  • Nagarkot: A mountain village providing awe-inspiring panoramas and authentic Nepalese culture.
  • Dhulikhel: Renowned for its diverse landscapes, rich heritage, and proximity to Kathmandu.
  • Namo Buddha: Provides an authentic and spiritually charged backdrop rooted in Buddhist culture.
  • BP Highway: A visual extravaganza of lush hills and charming villages that promise excitement and beauty.
  • Nuwakot: Holds historical importance with picturesque surroundings ideal for historical and cultural productions.
  • Kalinchowk: Offers a diverse landscape encompassing lush forests, alpine meadows, and snow-capped peaks, attracting pilgrims and seekers of serene experiences.


Nepal’s cinematic allure transcends visual aesthetics, emerging as a catalyst for the nation’s economic and cultural vitality. The next strategic move for Nepal involves robust infrastructure development and collaboration with the private sector to offer filmmakers exquisite accommodations. As the world awakens to Nepal’s natural splendor and cultural diversity, the nation is poised to prioritize tourism as the linchpin of its economic growth. The time has come for global enthusiasts to explore this enchanting destination, immerse themselves in its magic, and play a pivotal role in Nepal’s journey to prosperity through tourism. The invitation is simple yet profound: Action, Camera, Nepal! Let the reels roll, stories unfold, and collaboratively script a future where Nepal stands as a global cinematic paradise—economically resilient and culturally vibrant.

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