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Associated Press – Huffington Post – Friday, 02 May 2014
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 . . .