Based in Nepal, 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking (3 Sisters) was founded in 1994 to empower and employ rural women in adventure travel. Lucky Chhetri felt the impact of mountaineering training in her own life and wanted to share the feeling of strength and possibility with others. Responding to the gross inequality of women in Nepal, 3 Sisters founded a local NGO, Empowering Women of Nepal (EWN). Together, they offer unprecedented opportunities for women from poor, remote mountainous regions to become confident, self-sufficient, and successful through adventure tourism. So far, 600+ women have attended their women’s trekking guide training.
3 Sisters has revolutionized societal attitudes towards women and their work roles, gaining acceptance in their community and nationwide, and they have substantially contributed to women’s equality and education. Their newest initiative is women’s training in the poorest districts in west Nepal to enhance and conserve traditional culture while minimizing negative tourism impact.
Nepal’s only all-woman trekking agency, 3 Sisters provides a service run by women for women. This unique approach provides women travelers with the opportunity to connect with Nepali women, to travel free from male harassment, and to know that their program fees support the independence of Nepali women.