Bhaktapur, also known as Khwopa, also known as the city of the temples, is a city in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal about 13 kilometres from the capital city, Kathmandu. It is located in and serves as the headquarters of Bhaktapur District in Bagmati Pradesh of Nepal.
Lalitpur Metropolitan City, historically Patan, is the third largest city of Nepal after Kathmandu and Pokhara, and it is located in the south-central part of Kathmandu Valley, a new metropolitan city of Nepal. Lalitpur is also known as Manigal.
Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, is set in a valley surrounded by the Himalayan mountains. At the heart of the old city’s mazelike alleys is Durbar Square, which becomes frenetic during Indra Jatra, a religious festival featuring masked dances. Many of the city’s historic sites were damaged or destroyed by a 2015 earthquake. Durbar Square’s palace, Hanuman Dhoka, and Kasthamandap, a wooden Hindu temple, are being rebuilt.
Baneshwor is the largest residential area of Kathmandu, Nepal. The area is composed of New-, Mid-, and Old-Baneshwor, Baneshwor Height, Minbhawan, Shankhamul, Bhimsengola and Thapa Gaun. Major landmarks of Baneshwor include the current meeting place of the Federal Parliament of Nepal, the International Convention Centre. Maitighar Mandala is located at the southern border of the neighborhood. the people in this area are employed in the private business or are in the corporate sectors.
Baneshwor is a local financial and educational hub hosting several national banks and institutions.
Produced and Directed by: La Bamba Estudio
Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign country in South Asia. It is mainly in the Himalayas, but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain. It is the 49th largest country by population and 93rd largest country by area.
In 2019, members of the National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition set out to install five new weather stations on Mt. Everest, including the highest weather station on Earth. Follow along as the team climbs into the mountain’s “death zone” to complete the network of weather stations in order to improve our understanding of climate change.
Directed by: Tim Kemple
Aerial Cinematography: Anson Fogel
Edit by: [yes our intern] Daniel Martin
Song : LUX by Ryan Taubert
Special Shout Out to: Curtis Morgan – who’s work has and continues to inspire our team.
Five years ago, during the end of a particularly cold Nepali winter, we traveled to the high Himalaya to explore the limits of high altitude aerial cinematography. It was one of the most ‘extreme’ film projects we had embarked on as a team, but as we watched the images come through the monitors, there was nothing but giant smiles and the stress of the journey was gone. Maybe it was the lack of oxygen, but damn Mt Everest looks sexy in 8k 🙂
All that took a dramatic turn a month after we returned. One of the most devastating earthquakes of the last century hit the very villages we had spent time exploring. The buildings, and even some of the people we had spent time with were gone. We learned later that our close friend had family members perish in the landslides that were a result of the earthquake. We were in shock.
Out of respect for the communities that were devastated and because of the sheer struggle we all had of celebrating a place in the midst of crisis; a large portion of the footage was shelved. The dreams of creating something ‘bigger’ left for a later time.
And then 2020 happened.
Looking to challenge ourselves in the midst of the pandemic and with a brand new intern bouncing in his virtual ‘Zoom Call’ chair; we decided to dust off some of that Nepal footage and see if we couldn’t make something that would make us all smile.
So with that, I present to you… Nepal at Night. A journey into the high Himalaya after the sun goes down. When the electric sea of stars, and even brighter moon rise over the roof of the world. Part fact, part fiction. 100% a reflection of the dreams our Camp4 Crew are having right now.
“Even near the highest peak in the world, life manages to thrive. Follow a global team of scientists on the National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition as they measure the biodiversity in Nepal’s Khumbu Valley and investigate how high alpine species are adapting to global climate change.”
Embark on this virtual reality experience with an international coalition of biologists, geologists, glaciologists, meteorologists, and geographers as they study the effects of climate change in one of the most extreme environments on Earth. The National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition begins at 17,300 feet at Base Camp and ends above 27,000 feet, near the summit of Mt. Everest. Join the team as they collect ice cores, place the world’s highest weather station, and gather hundreds of samples along the way.
Filmed and Edited by: Carsan Choong
Music: Reid Willis – Overflow – Thirst EP (Used with permission)
Mark Petrie – Cerulean (Licensed from Audionetwork.com)
Sound Design : Creativehunters and Carsan Choong
Voice Over: Dea Strica (Fiverr.com)
Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan are all shrouded in mystery and magic, featuring in Himalayan landscape where snow-capped peaks soar highly and thick temple and Monastery fragrances are given off from the spectacular architectures and pious pilgrims.
The vertically raising layers of mountains and series of valleys appear as giant staircase leading to sky touching snow peaks. Nepal was refuge for spiritual masters and political mavericks from both India and Tibet for a long time. Rare teachings were passed down and prospered undisturbed by outside world until recently. In the citadel of the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan persisted with the original form of Tibetan Buddhism and its unique civilisation. As a medieval country with its featured customs, Bhutan never seeks for the speedy modernisation at the expense of its original charm. Attaching great importance to environmental protection and cultural preservation, undoubtedly it gets a reputation of the Last Shangri-La.