Nepal with its lofty peaks, raging rivers, lush jungles and diverse cultures is one of the most frequented adventure travel destinations in the world. The country offers an amazing experience not only for tourists, but for filming groups as well. Nepal’s uncomplicated & straightforward filming rules has made it a chosen destination for many international film and television production companies. In recent months we have seen Nepal featured on popular adventure travel reality shows on TV like 'Perfect Couple’ on Channel [V] & on Fox History & Traveller channel.
A Danish filming crew from Eyeworks, a TV production company from Denmark were in Nepal recently to shoot for an adventure reality show with five Danish participants (all girls). They shot in Kathmandu, Samari, and Lantang Region. The logistic for the filming crew was handled by Explore Himalaya.
Jens Balling, a member of the filming crew shared his experiences with us after returning to Kathmandu.
Here’s what he had to say:
“We came here in Nepal to do a TV production for Eyeworksin Denmark. We are doing eight episodes about five Danish girls and their experiences in Nepal. We have been travelling in Nepal learning about the culture and lifestyle of the people which is quite different from that of the Danish.
We visited Kathmandu and went to Children’s Home just outside Kathmandu. Then we were in Samari. We trekked up to the Langtang Valley. In the beginning the weather was really bad, but it improved later on. The shooting ended with the girls’ summit of Tsergo Ri which will be the final episode.
The reaction of the local people towards us has been very positive. Sometimes we met with a few challenges, but it’s always like that when two different cultures meet. On the whole it was a good experience and all the people we met were really helpful and positive.
I am really, really pleased with the services provided by Explore Himalaya. We could not have done it without the help of people like Suman, Samir and all the people who helped us. It was a good experience and definitely we would like to come again.”
We find it very important that our travelling contributes to the preservation of Nepal’s fragile and beautiful nature. We encourage Kipling Travels and Explore Himalaya to start working with different tea-houses / lodges and hotels on sustainability initiatives- like waste recycling, solar heating etc.