Life Changing. Dream Chasing.
Inspire. Connect. Empower.
We Provide Authentic Experiences
Nepal trekking, touring and volunteering with Take on Nepal provides authentic experiences, giving you the chance to inspire, connect and empower. Founded by Nepali born Som Tamang and his Irish life partner Susan Devitt, Take on Nepal has deep roots in the mountain communities of Nepal and all the local knowledge required to deliver outstanding, life changing experiences. Catering to everyone from experienced trekkers and trail runners, to those wanting to combine walking with scenery, family groups and individuals wanting a cultural experience, we have an itinerary for you. See and experience all that Nepal and the Himalayas have to offer with Take on Nepal.
Everest. The most famous trek in the world. Walk amongst mountain giants, above the clouds. Gaze deep into the canyons and valleys below, marching ever upwards to our destination, Everest Base Camp. Be captivated by the scenic views, challenged by the terrain and conditions and amazed at the life lived on Everest. The Everest Treks are life changing. Our experienced local guides will take you there.More Info
Our Himalayan Mountain treks take you through valleys, along ridges and into remote communities, where you’ll enjoy meaningful encounters with people and places. Our itineraries are carefully planned, using our extensive local knowledge, to provide simply stunning scenery and the chance to explore remote villages, off the beaten track. Meet the people and see the daily lives being lead. These treks leave you deeply connected to Nepal, creating more than just memories.More Info
Take on Nepal can customize an itinerary for you and your group, ensuring your trip is a dream come true. We can do independent treks, trail running treks and tours to include various Himalayan valleys and communities. If you want a spiritual experience, enquire about the meditation courses offered at Buddhist monasteries and yoga centres in Nepal. We can organize family-friendly itineraries and pretty much anything you want.More Info
You can make a real difference to the lives of Nepali village children, with Take on Nepal. We’ve been placing volunteers in Som’s home village of Batase, for years now. We work closely with the Friends of Himalayan Children charity to deliver real outcomes and long-term benefits for local communities. You’ll be actively contributing to schools and villages in the Himalayan Mountains, enriching their lives and your own. No specific skills required, just a willingness to assist.More Info
Take on Nepal founder Som Tamang is a trail runner and he is passionate about sharing the spectacular trails of Nepal with you. 8 day tours. Run the Langtang region, Gosaikunda Pass and Helambhu trails of Nepal with local guides and accomplished trail runners. Highlights include running through forests and seeing the holy Gosaikunda lakes.More Info
A unique women’s only expedition to Everest Base Camp, including fundraising to support women’s projects in Nepal. This is all about empowering women and the positive change we can make, walking and working side by side. All porters and guides for this trip are also women, generating much needed employment for local Village girls and women.More Info
My experience volunteering and trekking with take on nepal has exceeded all of my expectations and been extremely incredible, this would of course not have been possible without my amazing guide Mane and all of the Take on Nepal team! I have now come to feel that nepal is like a second home to me and the friendships I’ve made will last a life time. I can’t recommend take on nepal more and can’t wait to return in the near future.
Sophie Regan - Australia, January 2018
Doing the Everest Base Camp trek has been the single most incredible experience I have ever done in my life so far. It demands from every inch of your body, both physical and mentally, and gives you the opportunity to learn about your limits and how far you can push yourself. The rewards from this experience are as big and beautiful as the breathtaking landscapes that surrounds you the entire time. Thank you for every single one at Take on Nepal for providing such beautiful memories – your support and kindness will forever stay in my mind. Your smile kept me going.
Gui Pacheco - UK, July 2017
I can honestly say that trekking to Everest Base Camp was one of the most incredible things I have ever done. Before commencing the trek we were told that a successful trek to EBC is reliant on ones mental and emotional resilience. As we trekked it became increasingly obvious to me that the mental side of the Everest game was something that could only be managed through the help of the people around me. The Take On Nepal team was there for myself and the group every step of the way and the relationship and bond we shared with them was something that went above and beyond what we saw amongst other trekkers and there guides. I plan on returning to Nepal in the near future and will definitely be trekking with the TON team again.
Bree Phillips - Australia, March 2017
We chose Take On Nepal after hearing about them through family. What a fantastic choice it was for our family. There has been a personal touch in all aspects of our dealing with them from early conversations, booking and then throughout our time in Nepal. We were met at the airport and efficiently taken to our Hotel. We were taken around Kathmandu and assisted with all our needs. Once we started our Everest View trekking, we were looked after brilliantly. Take On Nepal ensure that their staff get to know you, provide support and encouragement and maintain a sense of humour too. I cannot speak highly enough about the guides and porters, they are wonderful young people, eager to assist and very supportive. It was such a delight to not have to worry about bookings, meals or rest stops. Everything was organised for us and around our needs. Thank you so much for everything. We can hardly wait to join Take On Nepal again in the future and catch up with you all again.
Jeannette Albert - Australia, January 2018
Take on Nepal was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. The local people are a delight to be around, and the scenery is some of the most beautiful I’ve seen. It was such a joy to teach the children of the school, as they were always eager to learn. The community of Batase was so welcoming to me and all of my fellow volunteers, and it really felt like a family from day one. I would highly recommend this program as it is truly empowering and all around a wonderful experience.
Megan Jagolinzer - August 2016
As a photographer Take on Nepal has been a rewarding, creative and motivational experience. The program allowed enough time to reflect on life goals while also keeping my mind active by organising and teaching a grade 2 class. The biggest thing I noticed was community. Without our online devises, as a group we communicated with the local villagers, played outside and had deep conversations. We no longer had to rely on the outside world for our source of social communication, it was just outside our door. From this I built lifelong friendships, heard positive stories of change and learnt that life is not to be taken for granted, you must seize every moment as every moment you have is a gift.
Jason - Australia, August 2016
Take on Nepal was a life changing experience. Som and his awesome team of guides took us to some epic places but, more than this they showed us the real nepal. From spending time with local farmers, to hanging out with the village children from Batase. It was so much more than a trail running experience. Still, the Langtang area which, is less travelled, provided days and days of challenging trails and jaw dropping scenery. If theres anything worth doing in 2018, it is going to Nepal with the 'Take on Nepal' team. Lived it. Loved it.
Joel Fitzgerald - Australia, November 2017
I already visited almost 20 countries but this trip in Nepal was definitely the best, combining the passion for travelling and for running. Nepal offers an amazing opportunities for mountain lovers. The trail organized at beautiful non touristic locations was a real challenge. Som and his team know how to make you feel comfortable while pushing your motivation to maximum during the race. Every running day full of emotions was finished by a good dinner in front of the tea hourse’s fire. Many thanks to Som for this organisation and his big heart that he gives to Friends of Himalayan children and his guests. Thank you to Dinesh to created a crazy daily ambiance and for his exceptional talent of cook. Thank you girls Phulmaya, Samjhana and Anjana for their good mood and friendship. After 2 weeks in Nepal, I coming back not only with completed challenge but also with plenty of exceptional people as friend.
Nataliya Mikhalyeva - France, November 2017
Our time in Nepal has been truly special. Teaming up with Take on Nepal was invaluable as Mane and Prem guided us through so many aspects of this country, of which we have only just scratched the surface! We trekked to Annapurna Base Camp sharing many stories, laughs and songs along the way. Mane and Prem were awesome throughout, including when we needed to change some plans due to illness, and even helped us to fit in a visit to Chitwan National Park in our already tight itinerary, which was incredible! We came to Nepal wanting to trek with a company that provides opportunities to locals - they know their environment and culture best after all. We are so pleased to have experienced this adventure under the wing of Take and Nepal and support all the work they do.
Jessie Anne McMath and Grace Elizabeth Manners Wood
Trekking to Everest Base Camp has been my dream for many years and I have absolutely no regrets in my choice to trek with Take On Nepal. Not only were the staff experienced, knowledgeable and professional, but they were also caring and supportive. I saw many other large trekking groups with only one guide, meaning less attention was given to each client’s needs. We, on the other hand, had enough staff with us to ensure that everyone felt looked after at all times, no one had to walk alone if they were far behind or in front, and measures were taken if people got sick to ensure them recovery and a successful completion of the trek. It was a truly amazing, once in a life time journey and I know it would not have been so positive if I had gone with anyone other than Take On Nepal.
Maia Coghlan - Australia, March 2017
Nepal trekking and touring with Take on Nepal is all about creating authentic, meaningful encounters with people and place. Changing lives, one trip at a time.
We offer the unique combination of being a small, family run business, with deep roots in the Nepal mountains, delivering the professionalism and expertise required, to provide first class tours and treks. Customer safety and experience is paramount at all times.
If you’re looking to explore any of the popular trekking routes, such as Everest Base Camp, Annapurna, or the Three Passes, we’ve got the itinerary for you. If you want to go off the beaten track, or don’t feel quite up to Everest, our Langtang treks will suit your perfectly.
If it’s trekking you’re looking for, Take on Nepal has the itineraries and experiences to exceed your expectations.
Nepal volunteering is a rich and rewarding experience. You’re making change which will positively impact community for years to come.
At Take on Nepal we’re 100% committed to providing improvement for our local communities, while providing volunteers with the opportunity to experience village life in Nepal. Our volunteers work in schools and villages in the mountains. Living with local families, living the local life.
It’s a place where Bengal Tigers, Red Pandas, goat herding and buffalo powered ploughs, sit side-by-side with mobile phones and sons and daughters working in far off countries. It’s a world at times unchanged, at others in a state of near constant flux.
Our aim is to provide visitors with a true village experience, and we have the resources, local knowledge and expertise to make that happen. You can make a difference. Inspire. Connect. Empower.
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