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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

Amy Roberts writes about her trip to Batase

21 days was all it took for me to fall in love; with new places, new cultures, new opportunities and most of all new people. There truly are no words to describe how incredible my adventure with Take On Nepal has been and I will forever cherish the countless wonderful …read more

Doug Baker’s Volunteering Experiences

My name is Doug Baker. I am 49 years of age and I live in Perth, Western Australia. I have two kids, both boys and I am divorced. My adventure started many years ago as a child, first reading about Everest and the mountains of Nepal but that turned into …read more

Kirsty Nancarrow’s Experiences in Batase

After the earthquakes hit Nepal in 2016, I got to know Som Tamang and the work of the Friends of Himalyan Children and Take On Nepal through my role as a journalist in Australia. I was determined to help on the ground but as there is usually a rush of …read more

Kathmandu to Batase — A Take On Nepal Adventure (Jayke Ducan)

Gratitude, Resilience, Mindfulness. These are the lessons I hoped Batase village and its people could teach me. In return I hoped I could help impart my knowledge and experiences as a teacher and as a person who cares about the world and its people. My journey with Take On Nepal …read more

The Jungle Blog – From Chitwan National Park

Perfectly still, unflinching and seemingly un-phased by our presence, at first I questioned whether she was real. Splashes of golden light danced over her coarse grey skin and the shadows of the canopy above patterned her armoured body. She stood aloof in the small opening, the only movement a subtle …read more

Toby’s last week in Batase

I’ve spent about a month, on and off, here in Batase village. Trips to Kathmandu, Everest, running events and other remote settlements have kept me busy otherwise but, now it has come to say goodbye, at least for a little while. Chitwan is the next stop for me and, whilst …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

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