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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

Toby Faulkner’s Experiences Volunteering in Batase (September, 2016)

I could probably fill two pages of this notebook with my story of getting to Nepal. Delays, missed flights, absent luggage and a blocked card made my journey to Kathmandu more frustrating than I had planned for. However, upon arrival the heart-warming smiles of Dinesh and Mane were enough to …read more

Among Heroes – Ruben Coppoolse in Batase

After a two-day hike in the mountains I had a warm welcome in Batase Village. Batase Village is a remote area in the mountains. Somewhere between the Himalayans. I came here with two Porters who are also residents of Batase Village. They are Strong man of the age of 20. …read more

Britt Ferguson’s Experiences — July and August 2016

Take On Nepal is truly an incredible organization. Along with empowering boys and girls to provide themselves with a better future, the company also doubles as trekking consultants – providing the same young men and women whom gained an education through Take On Nepal, the opportunity to use their well …read more

Angus McColl’s Experiences Volunteering as a Teacher in Batase Village

1– 15 February 2016 THE TREK IN Our trip to Batase started with a 2-day trek to the village from Kathmandu. Chloe and I were escorted by Phulmaya and Anil along a jungle route through the National Park that hadn’t be done by Take on Nepal before. I enjoyed the …read more

Chloe Hearn Writes About Her Second Trip to Batase as a Volunteer

My name is Chloe Hearn, I am a third year Bachelor of Primary Education student at the University of Wollongong and this is my second time back to Batase Village through Friends of Himalayan Children and Take on Nepal. Today I left Chisapani to trek into Batase Village with excitement …read more

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