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Volunteering Experience in Nepal

After 20 hours and getting motion sickness from turbulence heading to Nepal from Singapore, literally felt like death  but I’ve made it here safe It was such a good feeling coming off the plane to be greated by lovely faces, these kids that have picked me up from the airport …read more

Preparing for Everest Base Camp

The night before we left for Lukla, Take On Nepal hosted a welcome dinner where we met the fourth member of our little trekking party. We had already met Shannon (an adventurous Aussie/English girl from Adelaide), our guide Sujan and our porters Anita and Sanu at Batase Village. The final …read more

Volunteer plus Trekking The Himalayas with Take on Nepal

I’m not quite sure where to start my time in Nepal, as every time I find myself trying to explain it I am at a constant loss for words as I think about the overwhelming warmth and hospitality, incredible expertise, and unparalleled selflessness and support of the Take On Nepal …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

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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