Our focus is on empowering young people in remote Nepal through education. Education is the key to ending the cycle of poverty.
Are you wary of the big, soulless multi-nationals that seem to dominate the adventure holiday scene? Are you looking to volunteer but find the corporate nature of so many volunteering companies to be at odds with what you're trying to do?
Look no further. Take on Nepal are a small Australian company founded two years ago by Nepali born Som Tamang and his Irish wife Susan Devitt. We have deep roots in the mountain communities of Nepal, and all the local knowledge required to give you the experience you crave.
If you're looking to explore any of the popular trekking routes such as Everest Base Camp, Annapurna, or the Three Passes, one of our treks is sure to appeal. Want to go off the beaten track, or don't feel quite up to Everest? Our Langtang treks are designed just for you.
Do you want to volunteer in Nepal? To work in schools and villages up in the mountains? To make a real difference to the lives of the village children? We've been placing volunteers in Som's home village of Batase for years now, and we work closely with the Friends of Himalayan Children charity founded in Cairns, Australia by Som almost 10 years ago.
If it's trekking you're looking for, we're the company for you. If you want to volunteer, then we promise you a volunteer experience that will live on in your memory for years to come. And best of all, volunteering with us, you really do make a difference.
You would typically stay in our purpose built hostel in the village, where you would prepare and eat your
meals. The only transportation within the village and surrounding area is your own feet, so a pair of
comfortable walking boots is a requirement. Though many of the villagers go barefoot, we don't expect that
from our volunteers.
While in the village, you would be teaching at the local school.
Our Village Volunteer Program is tailored to groups and individuals. We can cater for a group of friends, a college class, a single person or a couple. Your program will be custom built to suit your experience, wishes and departure date.
You will visit some of the Buddhist temples in Kathmandu. During your free time in the village, you will go on hikes, you will visit the local monastery and become completely immersed in village life.
At the end of your volunteering placement, our student program incorporates a visit to spectacular Chitwan National Park where you will go on a jungle safari to see the diverse wildlife of this region.
We can also organise treks for you to undertake. Our professional team will ensure that you experience the best that Nepal has to offer.
Our team will always be at the airport to meet you.
In Kathmandu you will share a room with one other person. The accommodation is in the tourist district of Nepal, it is clean, comfortable and all rooms have ensuite facilities.
During your volunteer program, your accommodation will be in a purpose built volunteer home. You will share your room with 2-3 other people and will have access to clean toilets and a shower.
We provide all of your meals during your teaching placement in the village. There are a few meals that are not covered and these are during your free time in Kathmandu.