Lucky K. Chhetri is an award winning social entrepreneur and campaigner for women’s empowerment. In 1994, she founded the 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking P. Ltd in Pokhara, Nepal with her two sisters, and has been running it ever since. 3 Sisters is a ground-breaking enterprise, specialising in developing female trekking guides in the Himalayas. In 1999, they also established the non-governmental organization Empowering Women of Nepal (EWN).
Empowering Women of Nepal & 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking work in partnership to promote and empower Nepali women through Adventure Tourism. Together they combine a practical skill-based training and paid apprenticeship program with gainful employment opportunities, specifically focused on the trekking industry. Responding to the gross inequality of women in Nepal, EWN offers unprecedented opportunities for Nepali women to improve their quality of life. Tourism is one of the main resources of Nepal, with its natural resources and diverse culture. Transforming the harsh living situation of the rural mountain women, living without the most basic facilities and using their natural fitness for professional opportunities and economic development is the main goal of EWN and 3 Sisters.