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Your flights to Lukla from Kathmandu may be diverted to Ramechhap Airport. Here’s Why!

Your flights to Lukla from Kathmandu may be diverted to Ramechhap Airport. Here’s Why!


Nepal trekking and volunteering tours and experiences are offered by various companies. Take on Nepal is one of the few to be owned and operated by a Nepali born individual, Som Tamang, and his Irish life partner Susan. Som and Susan are completely committed to giving back to Nepal, ensuring each of their treks and tours makes a positive and lasting contribution to the local villages, people and places they visit. Take on Nepal was founded first and foremost to connect visitors to Nepal, with the real Nepal. Providing unique opportunities to make a real difference. This has evolved over time to include an array of trekking itineraries and volunteering opportunities. Experienced, professional and safe, Take on Nepal work hard to ensure your time in Nepal, is the very best it can be. For more information, contact Susan or Som.


“Volunteering in Batase village through Take on Nepal has been a fantastic challenge. Teaching children who are genuinely passionate to learn is such a rewarding and humbling experience, and the team were there to help sort out any problems we had. Som and the guides were also able to give a unique insight into many aspects of village life, taking us to places that very few outsiders have witnessed, including the house where Som was raised (meeting his mother and father), and a water powered corn mill tucked into the side of a valley. It’s been an experience like no other and ultimately something that I will forever remember. I fully intend on coming back!” – Ben Turner


Take on Nepal supports education, in regards to facilities, resources and opportunities, for children in remote Nepali villages. We then create pathways for training and employment, for those same children, some of whom go on to becomes guides and porters for Take on Nepal. We foster a nurturing, supportive and professional environment, providing personal and professional growth opportunities for all our team members. Beyond that, we enable volunteers to contribute to community development projects in remote villages, through our volunteering programs and placements. Take on Nepal is committed to ethical, sustainable operations, on every level, with positive outcomes for all involved.


This is not just a statement. We strive every day to make positive change to peoples lives. Our treks and tours are designed to showcase the real Nepal to visitors. To showcase not only the beauty of the Himalayas and Mount Everest, but the many other places which are off the beaten track. We connect visitors with locals, who enrich each other with shared experiences and cultural exchanges. Take on Nepal strives to succeed in all its endeavours, as we’ve seen over the past several years of operations that we do make positive change in community and also for our program / trek participants.


We’ve carefully crafted our itineraries and destinations to provide real value for money, in terms of price and experience. There’s an array of trekking tours available, catering to all levels of fitness and most budgets. Our volunteer programs are charged, to cover the costs of hosting you in community. Our prices are mostly fully inclusive of accommodation, meals, English speaking guides, national park entry fees and any other associated costs. We’re committed to supporting the economic growth and prosperity of the remote regional villages and communities we engage with.

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Volunteering in Nepal is about sharing experience and energy. Experiencing their culture first hand.

Volunteering requires flexibility and patience. Volunteers should never go to teach western ways, nor are they there to rescue people. They go to share their energy and time, to experience Nepalese culture first hand and to grow themselves.

Are you open enough to accept and respect a culture, no matter how different it is to your own?

This may be one of the most difficult parts of your volunteer experience. There will be aspects of the local culture that confound your sense of logic or challenge your sense of justice.

However, remember you are the visitor. No solitary volunteer can change centuries of tradition or culture.

You must look deep inside yourself and determine if you are flexible enough to respect the local culture before you go.


Take On Nepal provides volunteers with a rich and meaningful cultural experience in Nepal.

Our staff here in Australia and in Nepal are provided with regular training. Our Nepali team have a vast amount of knowledge and skills in adventure and trekking, as well as holding current first aid certificates.

Our leader in Australia, Som, is from Nepal and worked extensively as a guide for many years before settling in Australia in 2001. Som’s invaluable knowledge guarantees all participants in any Take on Nepal journey, an incredible experience.

We handle all logistics to do with your trip and time in Nepal. We provide extensive pre-departure support, including assistance with:

  • What to pack (and not pack)
  • What to expect (and prepare for)
  • Regular correspondence outlining preparation milestones, to ensure they are being met
  • 24 hour back-up and support