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Female Guides leading the way to Everest Base Camp.

At Take on Nepal we are incredibly proud of our team of young female guides who are turning heads on the trails to Everest Base Camp. The trekking industry is dominated by males, very few women are employed and there are a few reasons for this: – Nepal is a …read more

Playing Soccer in the Himalayan Village

Spent the afternoon playing soccer with the lads of Batase Village on a pitch that must surely have one of the best views of any in the world. These fellas love their football, they play every day from around 3pm until it’s too dark to see the ball, fair to …read more

Tihar Celebration. Nepal Festival of Lights

As I mentioned in my last post, Friday was a very important day for Nepalise people. We could sense the anticipation and excitement as the morning wore on. Just before midday we (myself, Shaun and Shannon – another Aussie who has found herself in Batase and will be coming to …read more

Festival of Nepal

We have arrived in Nepal at a time of an important festival – Tihar, the second biggest festival in Nepal. It represents the divine attachment between humans, gods and animals. Monday was the festival of the Crow Tuesday was for the Dog, Wednesday was for the Cow, yesterday was for …read more

Kathmandu City Tour

Wow. Sensory overload. What a crazy, chaotic cacophony of sight, smell and sound. Honking horns, wafting incense, shimmering saris, smog and fumes. After sorting out the boring stuff like purifying drinking water, organising sim cards and exchanging some money we walked to Durbar Square. This area houses the ancient Royal …read more

Accommodation in Kathmandu

Choosing the right place to stay in Kathmandu can be quite complicated. Searching on Google will produce thousands of results. What I do know from my 10 years of traveling to Kathmandu is that you cannot rely on Trip advisor ratings, many hotel owners offer incentives to customers who write …read more

Ethical trekking company

We’re not your average trekking company, for us it is not about profits and numbers. We know that Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, our co-founder Som Tamang was born into a very poor family in Nepal, he knows better than anyone the hardships faced by …read more

Packing for Everest Base Camp Trek

The mistake many people make is having too much stuff. There is nothing worse than carting clothing and equipment with you for 2 weeks (at altitude) in Nepal and ultimately not having needed it. Although your bags will be carried by your porter, it just doesn’t make sense to bring …read more

Everest Trek. Don’t just dream it, do it!

We all have places in the world that we want to see and experience, we all look at Instagram images and FB posts of our friends travels and think one day I’m going to do that. Our rational thoughts overtake our dreams and those hopes and dreams don’t become concrete …read more

Meals during the Everest Base Camp Trek

Meals are included on all of our treks and for this reason we are often asked what type of food will be served. We don’t choose your food, you will decide what to eat for your breakfast, lunch and dinner from the menu in each lodge. The food options along …read more

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