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Flying into Lukla

The tiny plane soared up into the air and below us we saw incredible views of Kathmandu, it didn’t take long before we were flying over and amongst the mountains.

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

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

To Base Camp and Back the Long Way Round – Part 2

The second half of this blog comes to you from a hotel room in Kathmandu. After having what felt like the longer shower of my life, I’m just going back through my notes trying to think of a way to sum up to you what has been some of the …read more

Base Camp and Back the Long Way Round – Part 1

When someone mentions Nepal, there is no doubt that the Everest base camp and trekking in the Everest region, usually dominates the conversation. It was no exception for me, and throughout the funny series of events that led me to Nepal the question repeatedly asked by friends and family had …read more

Arriving at Kathmandu Airport

Your first view of Nepal will be from the airplane window as you land at Kathmandu airport, and it’s a view not to be missed. It takes in the mountains that surround the Kathmandu valley, the terraces used for farming that cover the hills, small villages and isolated farms, as …read more

Take on Nepal Founder in Cairns Post

Take on Nepal was founded by Som Tamang and his wife Susan in 2013. Som is from Batase Village in the Lower Himalayas, one of the destinations for many of our Village Volunteer Programs. A few weeks ago Som graduated from James Cook University in Cairns. Not quite a rags-to-riches …read more

Take on Nepal and Friends of Himalayan Children Charity

We’re often asked about the connection between Take on Nepal and the FHC charity based in Cairns, Australia. Are we connected in some way? Are we one and the same? Is Take on Nepal a charity or a business?   We’d like to address these questions in detail. Take on …read more

Small Volunteering Companies in Nepal

We’re a small, family run business with direct ties to Batase village in Nepal and to Cairns in Australia. Take on Nepal was founded by the husband and wife team of Som and Susan in 2013, with the express intention of creating a true village experience for western visitors to …read more

Why Volunteer in Nepal?

Where you chose to work as a volunteer depends on what you’re looking for and on what you hope to achieve. In some cases language is a factor, as some volunteers prefer to work in countries where they can more easily speak to the locals. This is one of the …read more

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