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Flying into Lukla

The day had come for me to fly to Lukla airport to begin my trek to Everest Base Camp with our Take on Nepal team. I had always felt a bit apprehensive about the flight as I had never flown in a small aircraft before. In the taxi on our …read more

Earthquake Relief Effort

Dealing with the raw grief of losing his brother in the earthquake, Take on Nepal founder, Som Tamang swung into action, mobilising people from all around Australia and New Zealand to gather supplies and be part of a significant relief effort. Som made sure some of the more remote, difficult …read more

Preparing for your Trek to Everest Base Camp

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a mental and physical challenge, and the more prepared you are, the more enjoyable it will be for you. Training for your Everest Base Camp Trek should commence 10-12 weeks prior to departure. A successful trek will be greatly assisted by proper preparation. The …read more

Amy Robert’s Trek to Everest Base Camp

Hiking is something that I’ve always loved to do. Now, I know the difference between hiking up Mt. Warning and trekking to Everest Base Camp is substantially different, but when I booked my trek to EBC with Take On Nepal I guess I decided not to dwell on that difference …read more

Doug and Patricia Gilchrist on Batase and the Poon Hill Trek

My wife and I had the enormous privilege of visiting Nepal with “Take on Nepal”. Take on Nepal provided me with a wonderful opportunity to experience village life in Nepal (in the beautiful village of Batase), and also undertake the Annapurna trek accompanied by three experienced and dedicated members of …read more

Mia Jackson writes about her experiences in Kathmandu, Batase and Chitwan

Arriving in Kathmandu was chaotic! Before I left for Nepal I was advised to get off the plane at Kathmandu airport as quickly as I could and head straight for the visa counter as being at the front of the line could save you a 1 or 2 hour wait. …read more

Christina Lee writes about her time in Batase village

Take on Nepal. Take on hope. Take on love. Take on passion and determination. These were the unforgettable, irreplaceable and absolutely, breathtakingly beautiful 21 days of my life. During my trek to Batase Village, I asked my beautiful Nepali sister who was carrying an oversized backpack up the countless stairs …read more

Maree and Andrew Baade’s Trekking and Volunteering Experiences

December 2016, Gosaikunda Pass Take on Nepal, and this trek, were an ideal match for us. We try hard to support companies that have an agenda other than profit and Take on Nepal certainly fulfils that criteria. They are committed to providing training and employment for the young people of …read more

Jayke Duncan’s experiences in Chitwan

My journey at Batase may have ended (for now) but my experience with Take On Nepal was far from over. After saying our final goodbyes to the village we made our way back to Kathmandu via a lovely downhill walk through the surrounding villages, taking the time to look back …read more

Mia Jackson’s hike to Batase with one of our women guides

When it was time for me to return to Batase I was given 3 options of travel. I could make the journey on a local bus, hire a jeep or walk. I decided to walk. The next question was – will I walk the longer but easier route or will …read more

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