Climb with a Purpose

Established in 2006 by MBA students at the University of Washington, 3 Summits for Nepal is a climbing charity working to better the lives of underprivileged children of Nepal.  We work through Crooked Trails, a 501(c)3, in Washington State and implement our projects in Nepal through तीन चुली – नेपाल (English translation: 3 summits – Nepal), a registered Non-Government Organization in Nepal. 3 Summit’s registration number at the Social Welfare Council in Nepal is 42383.

The idea for these fundraising climbs started in 2006 and in the past 11 years we’ve raised over $350,000 for several causes in Nepal. We invite you to join us in climbing mountains with a purpose. The registration fee is $100 and the minimum fundraising commitment is US$2000 (tax-deductible) for a spot on the 3 Summits for Nepal climb of Mt. Rainier. The fund raising commitment is in addition to the registration fee. You are encouraged to raise more than the minimum amount.

In 2017, we will NOT be climbing Rainier. But we are offering a trek to the Kanchenjunga region of Nepal (where we have built 3 schools). Click Kanchenjunga Trek for more details. $500 of your trip fee will be donated towards the funds we need to sponsor a teacher/trainer for our schools in Yasang and Margem. Of course, you are encouraged to donate more as we also plan to rebuild a school in Solima which was destroyed by a land-slide last year.

If you have questions, please send an email.

3 Summits got a lot more real for me after my first trip to the Kanchenjunga area of Nepal. I could see the schools we were building first hand, and see how they were literally transforming lives in the region. I spent time talking to the actual people affected, learning about their lives, challenges, and the ways they are working to improve their communities. It was a transformational trip that really inspired me to do more for 3 Summits. In 2016, I went out a second time, and was thrilled to see how much difference the work of the group has made. Coming home after 2 weeks in the area, it was clear to me that there is a great deal more we can do, and that applied correctly, continued efforts to support these communities could make an even bigger difference.

– Christopher Natsuume is also a UW MBA and is 3 Summit’s biggest financial supporter.


Reconstruction in Junbesi