• Address
    G21b, The Pier, Pier Point Road, Cairns QLD 4870 Australia

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU TO NEPAL

Essential items to bring to the village. Most can be purchased in Kathmandu before departing for the village

  • Clothes – You will (most likely) be hand washing and line drying your clothes, so don’t bring heavy clothing.
  • Shoes – You will be walking a lot on unpaved roads. Joggers are perfect for your walk to the village, bring a spare pair of sandals or canvas shoes.
  • Hat/cap (can be purchased in Kathmandu)
  • Water bottle (can be purchased in Kathmandu)
  • Painkillers (cold and flu nurofen, panadol). This should be purchased in Australia.
  • Toilet paper. You can buy TP at the grocery stores in Kathmandu, please bring enough for 10 days in the village.
  • Day backpack.
  • Baby wipes. Just a good all-purpose way to clean up spills and dirt.
  • Women should bring tampons as they are difficult to find in Nepal.
  • A towel (travel towels are brilliant)
  • Toiletries. You can buy most things in Kathmandu such as shampoo, soap, razors, etc.
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Soap to wash your clothes in the village
  • Sleeping Bag. Depending on season you should think about the minimum degree.
  • Head torch. Petzl or Black Diamond are recommended. This is a must have in Nepal!
  • Money. Bring some cash with you that you can exchange for rupees to last you for a few days. You need to pay for your visa in Australian or US dollars at the airport when you arrive in Nepal. Bring a couple of ways to get cash. Ex: ATM card, credit card, travelers cheques.
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Copies of passport and other important documents
  • Passport Photos. You will need at least 4

Not Essential but nice to have!

  • Phone. You can buy a pretty cheap SIM card and minutes to use while you are here.
  • USB drive. Nice to keep your files and transfer between internet cafes.
  • A good book to read
  • Marshmallows to enjoy around the campfire in the evenings!
  • A Nepali language book, they can be bought in Kathmandu
  • A few pictures of your family and friends to show around.
  • Light rain jacket and/or small umbrella to use for sun/rain cover
  • Binoculars to view Himalayas and wildlife.
  • Items that may be useful in the village school such as pens, pencils and books.

Testimonials

There is no better way to see Nepal for the first time than doing a joint Volunteering program and Everest Base Camp trek with this incredible team. To see the work and incredible effort Som and his organisation put in all year round to create what they have, is just wonderful and the sense of involvement from this experience is like no other. I felt as though I found another family in everyone I shared my time with there. I don’t think there are many programs anywhere else in the world that give you a feeling as strong as this. It really sets fire to something in you that makes you want to start doing things, helping, changing, continue to see the children grow and keep in contact with everyone who was a part of the journey. Six weeks in Nepal could not have been spent any better, apart from staying longer. From running with incredible athletes through the Nepalese hills and witnessing the most beautiful smiles I’ve ever seen every day I spent there, to trekking to the base of the highest mountain in the world with people I could trust from spending the past few weeks with, I am over the moon I chose to go with Take on Nepal. I’ll be back very soon!

Alex Aves - February 2017

Take on Nepal was a life changing experience. Som and his awesome team of guides took us to some epic places but, more than this they showed us the real nepal. From spending time with local farmers, to hanging out with the village children from Batase. It was so much more than a trail running experience. Still, the Langtang area which, is less travelled, provided days and days of challenging trails and jaw dropping scenery. If theres anything worth doing in 2018, it is going to Nepal with the 'Take on Nepal' team. Lived it. Loved it.

Joel Fitzgerald - Australia, November 2017

Our time in Nepal has been truly special. Teaming up with Take on Nepal was invaluable as Mane and Prem guided us through so many aspects of this country, of which we have only just scratched the surface! We trekked to Annapurna Base Camp sharing many stories, laughs and songs along the way. Mane and Prem were awesome throughout, including when we needed to change some plans due to illness, and even helped us to fit in a visit to Chitwan National Park in our already tight itinerary, which was incredible! We came to Nepal wanting to trek with a company that provides opportunities to locals - they know their environment and culture best after all. We are so pleased to have experienced this adventure under the wing of Take and Nepal and support all the work they do.

Jessie Anne McMath and Grace Elizabeth Manners Wood

We chose Take On Nepal after hearing about them through family. What a fantastic choice it was for our family. There has been a personal touch in all aspects of our dealing with them from early conversations, booking and then throughout our time in Nepal. We were met at the airport and efficiently taken to our Hotel. We were taken around Kathmandu and assisted with all our needs. Once we started our Everest View trekking, we were looked after brilliantly. Take On Nepal ensure that their staff get to know you, provide support and encouragement and maintain a sense of humour too. I cannot speak highly enough about the guides and porters, they are wonderful young people, eager to assist and very supportive. It was such a delight to not have to worry about bookings, meals or rest stops. Everything was organised for us and around our needs. Thank you so much for everything. We can hardly wait to join Take On Nepal again in the future and catch up with you all again.

Jeannette Albert - Australia, January 2018

What an absolutely amazing experience trekking to Everest Base Camp with Take on Nepal! It was challenging and tough – without the support, expertise and assuredness of the TON staff, our group’s trek would not have been such a success. I am so glad to have had the opportunity to get to know all the staff (guides, training guides and porters) as friends even before our trek began. After my time with TON, I would definitely return to Nepal in a heartbeat to trek more of this wonderfully beautiful country.

Jeremy Chan - Australia, March 2017

I can honestly say that trekking to Everest Base Camp was one of the most incredible things I have ever done. Before commencing the trek we were told that a successful trek to EBC is reliant on ones mental and emotional resilience. As we trekked it became increasingly obvious to me that the mental side of the Everest game was something that could only be managed through the help of the people around me. The Take On Nepal team was there for myself and the group every step of the way and the relationship and bond we shared with them was something that went above and beyond what we saw amongst other trekkers and there guides. I plan on returning to Nepal in the near future and will definitely be trekking with the TON team again.

Bree Phillips - Australia, March 2017

What can we say except WOW- what a trip!! Thank you all for organising, it was truly amazing and not a trip I will easily forget. A country whose awe inspiring landscape is as humbling as its incredible people; sure to set fire to even the most experienced adventurers’ heart. Take On Nepal offered us an in-depth look at the culture and people and were integral in making sure our experience was truly once in a lifetime. Their passion for what they do and the smiles they wear everyday left as much an impression as the striking scenery. Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park was one of the most challenging experiences and one that will stay with me always. Speaking of which, the team were absolutely amazing and have left such a special place in both mine and Gui’s hearts- their smiles are firmly imprinted in our memory’s, so again, from the bottom of my heart – Dhanyabad/ThankYou!

Danny Crutchley - UK, June 2017

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