Your School Team Expedition

Take on Nepal are proud to offer you the opportunity to choose Nepal as a destination for your school team. Nepal offers a hugely diverse, always spectacular destination full of adventure. Go trekking through the impressive Himalayan Mountains, ride a jungle elephant through lavish foliage or visit the World Peace Pagoda at Lake Phewa.

Your community service project will be based at a village school. You will be painting, building or teaching in a remote school and living alongside the villagers. The people of Nepal are incredibly friendly. The mountain people are Buddhist and the surroundings are second to nowhere in the world.

Nepal is a perfect destination for school teams. It is an ideal destination for combining trekking, volunteering and adventure, and is a rich cultural experience that will stay with your team for a lifetime.

A great safe trip for team building, a truly life changing experience in Nepal for students and teachers.

Choosing Nepal as your expedition destination offers students the opportunity to encounter an alternative culture and mind broadening experiences that can last a lifetime.

Our team at Take on Nepal have worked for many years designing tailor-made tours for universities, school groups and individuals. Our knowledge and experience allows us to put together the best itinerary for your group so you can make the most out of your time in Nepal.

Our Expedition is designed to encourage team building, leadership and great learning for the students. We can also support those students who are interested in returning to Nepal for volunteering during their Gap year.

An Outline of your Expedition

Adjustment:

Your team will enjoy a couple of days exploring the sights of Kathmandu. You will be taken to fascinating world heritage sites, Buddhist and Hindu temples, and also to the famous Monkey Temple where you will get up and close with the monkeys and get a birds-eye view of Kathmandu from the lookout.

This time will allow you to adjust to the different culture before embarking on the next stage of your expedition.

Trekking:

Trek up to 3500m with spectacular views of the Himalayas in the Langtang region.

The school team will trek to Batase village which is located in Langtang National Park. The trek takes 2 days and accommodation along the way is in a trekking lodge, the school team will also embark on the 2-3 day trek from Batase village to Kathmandu once the village project work is complete.

Team Community Village Project

The project is based in a village school in the Langtang region of Nepal, which is home to the Tamang ethnic group who practice a rich Buddhist culture. Your team will spend 5 days living and working alongside the villagers and will assist with the decorations and renovations of the school and the school equipment. The students will also get to know the village children, teach English to the children and play games.

Adventure or Relaxation (you choose for your group)

Upon completion of the trek and community service project, your team will enjoy a well-deserved adventure or relaxation time. Your team (with the assistance of your Take on Nepal expedition leader) get to plan this part of the trip. It will be tailored specifically for the team based on your decision. Options provided to the team include:

  • A jungle safari in Chitwan National Park (2-4 days)
  • A trip to Pokhara (2-5 days)
  • Gokyo Lakes Trek (10-15 days)
  • Annapurna Trek (7-21 days)
  • Everest Base Camp Trek (7-16 days)
  • Langtang Trek (5-18 days)
  • Exploring the ancient city of Kathmandu including Patan and Bhaktapur (2-5 days)

Transport

Tourist cars/taxis and 4WDs will be used for transport during the days that the team are not trekking and undertaking the community project work in the village.

Why plan your Expedition with us?

Your safety is our priority

The safety of our student travellers is our number one concern. Travelling with Take on Nepal means a safe and meaningful experience.

  • Our expedition itineraries are paced to allow for best possible acclimatisation.
  • Our trek leaders are trained in First Aid.
  • All staff are police checked.
  • Our trained staff and team of cooks provide hygienic as well as fresh, nutritious meals.
  • Full Risk Assessment available on request.

We offer a unique and memorable experience of a lifetime.

Your time in Nepal will offer challenges, adventure and excitement. You will experience first-hand village life in remote Nepal, you will live alongside the locals whilst also making big changes in their lives through the Village Community Pro-gram that you will participate in.

The trek will build your team and leadership skills.

Skilled and Trained Staff

Our staff here in Australia and in Nepal are provided regular training. Our Nepali team have a vast amount of knowledge and skills in adventure, trekking and hold current first aid certificates.

Our leader in Australia, Som, is from Nepal and worked extensively as a guide for many years before settling in Australia in 2001. Som's invaluable knowledge will guarantee students an incredible experience.

Pre-Departure Support

Take on Nepal team member will provide extensive pre-departure support for all Expeditions to Nepal. This pre-departure support includes:

  • An evening information session for students, parents and teachers
  • Monthly emails outlining preparation milestones to ensure they are being met
  • Fundraising support for the expedition
  • Expedition Leader available by email and telephone to answer your questions and to support you with your preparation
  • 24 hour back up and support

The Role of Take on Nepal

We look after the planning, execution and administration of the expedition, which includes a fully-tailored itinerary, as well as all administration, planning meetings, pre-departure preparation, documentation, and risk assessment. You will be assigned an Expedition manager who will look after all elements of preparation and operation of the expedition.

We offer in-depth project research, regular monitoring assistance and support for projects before and after the project period, donations to the projects and contributions toward direct project expenses during the placement and 24-hour backup and support.

Parents Peace of Mind

The Take on Nepal team will deal directly with parents when it comes to all matters of the expedition. Parents will receive regular newsletters and emails updating them on the project and expedition progress.

Parents will be welcomed to join the pre-departure orientation workshops and you will also be provided with a copy of the Risk Assessment.

Teachers! Why support your students to undertake this Expedition?

Take on Nepal understands the demands of teaching and we will ensure that you do not have to undertake any logistical or administrative work. We take care of all of that.

In return for your involvement and agreement to be one of our team leaders in Nepal, we will:

  • Provide you with the training necessary to become a team leader
  • Cover all of your costs in Nepal
  • Provide you with first aid training.

You will watch with pride as your students develop confidence and leadership skills. We view the planning phase as being as important as the expedition itself. It is during the planning and preparation phase that the students begin their journey to Nepal.

You will be assigned the role of Team Leader and you will work closely alongside our team both here and in Nepal.