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Associated Press – Huffington Post – Friday, 02 May 2014

Lucky, Dicky and Nicky Chettri

In this March 1, 2014 photo, from left, Lucky, Dicky and Nicky Chettri pose for photographs at the 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking Company office in Pokhara, Nepal. When Lucky, Dicky and Nicky Chettri tried to break into Nepal’s male- even filed bogus police reports against them.
Image:Niranjan Shresthal/Associated Press

POKHARA, Nepal — When Lucky, Dicky and Nicky Chettri tried to break into Nepal’s male-dominated trekking industry 20 years ago, competitors tried to run them out of business. They say men threatened them, harassed them — even filed bogus police reports against them.

“The men said this is a business for the men and we should leave it alone,” said Lucky, the eldest Chettri sister in the 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking Company. “They would even accuse us of trying to take away food from their table.”

Now the sisters have a booming business and a waiting list of Nepalese women who want to join their six-month training program for mountain guides . . .

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