Empowering the Women of Nepal/3 Sisters Adventure Trekking Agency was formed in 1994. It is the only outfit supplying female trekkers with female guides. In 1994 the group opened a training center and hostel for women.
The typical Nepali woman slaves both in her household and in the fields, bearing back-breaking loads day after day, often without pay.Empowering the Women of Nepal encourages uneducated, underprivileged and overworked women from the rural areas of the country to enter the tourism and trekking industry.
The group believes that by improving education, employment and decision-making opportunities for women, it can strengthen the independence and self-sufficiency of women in Nepal. The girl guides enter into an apprenticeship program on the trails where they earn full wages and acquire hands-on experience for earning their guiding certification.