Lucky, Dicky and Nicky Chhetri, three Nepalese sisters, are pioneers in the field of female trekking guides. Since 1994, they have worked towards empowering women in Nepal through their trekking agency 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking and their NGO Empowering Women of Nepal (EWN).
In the early nineties no one would have dreamed of a Nepalese woman guiding a trek. In Nepalese society a woman is expected to stay at home and was not allowed or encouraged to work outside. But the Chhetri sisters did just that.
Lucky, Dicky and Nicky: “In 1993 we were running a restaurant and a lodge in Pokhara. We met women from all over the world and came across some with bad experiences of with their male guides. These stories touched us and we resolved to do something. With urging from our friends, we gathered up all our courage and entered into this uncharted territory.” In 1994 Lucky, Dicky and Nicy started 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking, a women’s trekking guide service.