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October 21, 2019
  • Welcome to Bhutan
  • Welcome to Bhutan
  • Welcome to Bhutan
  • Welcome to Bhutan
  • Welcome to Bhutan
  • Welcome to Bhutan
  • Welcome to Bhutan

Filming in Bhutan

The rules & rates for filming in Bhutan differ from that of normal treks and tours. Tourists or professionals intent on filming in Bhutan must abide by the Bhutan Filming Regulations, 1995 (the regulation does not apply to feature and cinematographic films)
Applications for a filming permit must be obtained at least 30 days in advance. The application must be accompanied by :

1. synopsis of the film - theme/background/objective/purpose
2. specific locations/obects/activities
3. compositionof the team and list of equipment, accessories /comsumables (members of the team will have to pay full daily tourist tariff)
4. d) letter of recommendation from sponsoring agency (application forms can be obtained from TAB on payment of Nu. 300).

Royalty on Filming

1. First 30 minutes or part thereof - US$ 10,000
2. Next 30 minutes or part thereof - US$ 6,000
3. Every additional 30 minutes or part thereof - US$ 3,000

In addition a security deposit of US$ 5,000 must be deposited with the Tourism Authority of Bhutan (TAB). This deposit will be refunded upon completion of the film to the satisfaction of the TAB.

Festival Dates 2019

Bhutan Flight Frequency

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Mahakala Tours and Treks
P.O Box : 393,K.Samphheling Building, Motithang
Thimphu Bhutan | Tel : +975-2-324167
Fax : +975-2-334690 | E-mail : mahakalatravels@gmail.com

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