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Nepal sisterhood tackles lecherous trekking guides focus 03/21/2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Nepal sisterhood tackles lecherous trekking guides

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03/21/2011
POKHARA — When Nepal’s Chhetri sisters started their all-female trekking agency in the mid-1990s, the idea was so alien to local people that many thought it must be a cover story for a brothel.

For Nepalese women to set up in business was unusual enough. For them to venture out onto remote Himalayan trails, often for weeks at a time and in the company of strangers, was completely unheard of.

But if their compatriots in this conservative, majority-Hindu nation were initially shocked by the three women’s venture, the rest of the world’s reaction to their 3 Sisters trekking agency has been overwhelmingly positive.

Lucky, Dicky and Nicky have won international awards for sustainable tourism from the likes of National Geographic, and rave reviews on travelers’ Web sites such as TripAdvisor..... MORE

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