Take On Nepal is truly an incredible organization. Along with empowering boys and girls to provide themselves with a better future, the company also doubles as trekking consultants – providing the same young men and women whom gained an education through Take On Nepal, the opportunity to use their well earned language and social skills to guide clients and volunteers through the Himalayas.
I had the unbelievable pleasure of participating in the July volunteer program, as well as trek through Sagarmatha National Park’s Three Passes and up to Everest Base Camp for 17 days. A huge majority of my trek was spent in the company of a lovely young lady named Phulmaya Tamang, whom was born, raised, and later educated in Batase Village, the grassroots home of Take On Nepal.
Britt and Phulmaya
Spending time with her, learning about her life and her story, opened my eyes as to just how important my support (meaning choosing to trek through Take On Nepal, and giving my money to this particular organization) is in terms of seriously impacting and changing the lives of everyone involved within Take On Nepal. Within my two weeks at Batase Village, I could very clearly see the evidence of where profits and income we’re going: improving the village school, opening the FHC (Friends of Himalayan Children) hostel doors to take in more children in need of a home and education, and providing opportunities for income and empowerment in the lives of many young girls.
If you were to choose any trekking company – I can’t imagine anyone not choosing Take On Nepal – where the staff are given fair wages and equal opportunities, where you will be welcomed and taken care of with the upmost incredible Nepali hospitality, and most importantly: where your trekking crew (guides and porters) become not only become close friends, but family by the end of your trek. I will most definitely be coming back to the Himalayas, and I will most definitely be doing it through Take On Nepal.